Not Your Average Book on Friendship: "The Gift of Friendship" {Book Review}

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I grew up as a military brat. I traveled the world with my family up until I was in high school. I went to 16 different schools, and lived numerous places. I made friends with ease and had quite a bit of social confidence.

Then something happened. What, I am not sure, but that confidence is no longer there. 

There is honestly nothing I struggle with more than making friends. I feel incredibly awkward in any social setting, I'd rather stay home and watch Netflix than do a play date, and calling someone on the phone is enough to make my head spin and last night's spaghetti come back up from the dead.

At almost 30 years old, I want friends but it seems to be absolutely impossible to make and keep them.

That's why, I jumped to the chance to help launch this amazing book that was edited by Dawn Camp called, 

I assumed that it was going to be pretty typical of "friendship" books and be a light and easy read. Although it was easy to read-the content is far from "light".

This book is a compilation of almost 50 stories from various people. Many you may have heard of like:
 Lysa Terkeurst, Tsh Oxenreider, Holley Gerth, or Jessica Turner.

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These stories cover many topics. It goes from the deep like vulnerability and gets into the lighthearted ones about old friends, and gets deep again with stories about purposeful friendship.

The stories are so beautiful and touching. Many of them are so relatable, I could have wrote them myself. There is so much wisdom and encouragement in this book! The stories aren't long at all, so it's really easy to wiz through-but I would recommend taking your time and savoring each bit. 

I would guarantee that each time you flip through this stunning book, you would get something completely different out of it each and EVERY time. 

To be honest, it really opened my eyes up about all that I miss out on when I build up walls against others. It also showed me that the author I love and adore struggles with the same things I do. That "success" doesn't take away the NEED to have fellowship. We weren't created to walk this world alone. We are the BODY of Christ for a reason.

"The Gift of Friendship" was a true gift for me, and I know it would be an amazing gift to give to ANYONE (not just mamas!!!).

I give this book 5 Stars!

*I received this book in exchange for my honest review, and that's what you got!*

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