This engaging and accessible book offers a fresh perspective from which to explore the nature of Christian fellowship. Wadell contends that Christian friendship is more than a pairing of people with similar interests, a "ritual of hopeless solation." True Christian friendship summons us to love all of our neighbors. Becoming Friends examines obstacles to, and characteristics of, true friendship and draws from the works of Augustine, Aelred of Rievaulx, and other Christian leaders. It shows us that we are called to serve God through friendship and that this calling requires us to cultivate certain virtues--specifically, hope, justice, and forgiveness. In down-to-earth language, this book offers a provocative look into the nature and importance of ture Christian friendship. Anyone looking to reflect on the indispensable role of good friendships in the Christian life will find this a hopeful and encouraging book.
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