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Thursday, 3 March 2016
The Friends We Keep
Sarah Zacharias Davis
a particularly painful time in her life, Davis learned how delightful–and
wounding–women can be in friendship. She saw how some friendships end badly,
others die slow deaths, and how a chance acquaintance can become that enduring
friend you need.
The Friends We Keep is Sarah’s thoughtful account of her own
story and the stories of other women about navigating friendship. Her revealing
discoveries tackle the questions every woman asks:
Why do we long so for women friends?
Do we need friends like we need air or food or water?
What causes cattiness, competition, and co-dependency in too many friendships?
Why do some friendships last forever and others only a season?
How do I foster friendship?
When is it time to let a friend go, and how do I do so?
heartfelt, intelligent writing, Sarah explores these questions and more with
personal stories, cultural references and history, faith, and grace. In the
process, she delivers wisdom for navigating the challenges, mysteries, and
delights of friendship: why we need friendships with other women, what it means
to be safe in relationship, and how to embrace what a friend has to offer,
whether meager or generous.
Zacharias Davis is a senior advancement officer at Pepperdine University ,
having joined the university after working as vice president of marketing and
development for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and in strategic
marketing for CNN. The daughter of best-selling writer Ravi Zacharias, Davis is
also the author of the critically-acclaimed Confessions from an Honest Wife
and Transparent: Getting Honest About Who We are and Who We Want to Be.