The Friends We Keep by Sarah Zacharias Davis

I knew when I saw this book I had to read it.  The issue of friends had become a big one in my life and I was at a loss for what to do….I knew what I needed to do but…

So I picked up The Friends We Keep and pretty much devoured the book in less than 48 hours.  Sarah Davis’ writing style is easy to read and easy to understand.  She uses short stories in her chapters to drive her points home and discusses some of the big but unspoken issues in friendships.  She also encourages you in your friendships.  One of my favorite chapters of the book is called Soul Friends because the words she wrote in that chapter spoke directly to my heart.

I found myself very encouraged after reading The Friends We Keep.  It helped my perspective but it also challenged me to be a better friend….to be caring and kind…and not to be jealous or to gossip.

I also love that at the end of the book there is a discussion guide!  I love the idea of getting together with your closest girlfriends and having a book club with this book!  What a great and encouraging time it would be :)

If you are looking for a fabulous read about friends and friendship I would highly recommend The Friends We Keep.


9780307446114During a particularly painful time in her life, Sarah Zacharias 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?

With 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.

Buy The Friends We Keep.

**this review is a part of the WaterBrook Multnomah Blogging For Book program


2 Responses to “The Friends We Keep by Sarah Zacharias Davis”

  1. 1 Chère August 14, 2009 at 1:38 am


  2. 2 awarmscarf October 31, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Ooo! I am adding this to my to-read list.

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