Heart Sisters: Be the Friend You Want to Have by Natalie Chambers Snapp is worth reading! The book captivated me from the first chapter to the last, as I was drawn into the secret pathway of friendships. She peels back the complicated layers of female friendships and puts into words many feelings and experiences that are often difficult to explain. She also covers both sides of the fence- online friendships and in person friends. I especially enjoyed Natalie’s personal testimonies and her perspective as a women’s ministry leader.
As I read through the book I found myself highlighting key concepts. This is a book I would read more than once because it’s filled with helpful suggestions. I’m raising two teenage daughters and will enjoy discussing how they can become Heart Sisters too! You’ll learn how to apologize, accept forgiveness, set limits, resolve conflicts, learn humility, and more. By examining past friendships and applying these methods for present and future friendships you’ll recognize the value of having heart sisters in your life.
One of my favorite features in the book is the “Heart Potential” diagram based on the friendships of Jesus. It’s a visual reminder that Jesus had an outer circle of friends, inner circle and really close friends. The image strips away the middle-school belief of feeling left out or rejected when you’re not inside that “inner circle.” Read the book and see why some circles are NOT worth joining! Learn to identify healthy friendships and those friends that need to be cut away.
Inspired by Scripture, the #HeartSisters concept is woven through Bible stories of friendships and conflicts. The book is well-researched and could easily be used for a small group Bible study or Book Club. You’ll find five discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
My Amazon Rating 5/5
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