Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Friendship for Grown-ups by Lisa Whelchel A Review

I started reading this book about a year ago.  I read through the first chapter and was instantly annoyed.  She went on and on about how hard it was to be a star and have friends.  WAH!  Poor pitiful star, I thought.  I tried to get through the next few pages, but honestly, my spirit was closed to her.  Months passed and I felt guilt every time I looked at the book on the shelf.  After all, I made a commitment to Thomas Nelson to review the book.  I decided I would rather never review another book again if it meant having to read some star's drivel about how hard it was to be famous and make friends.  I also had guilt because Lisa Whelchel is a poster child for the Proverbs 31 woman...and a homeschooler.  I am supposed to love her and all of her books.

Fast forward many months.  I sat here today thinking, yes, I will review this book.  I must.  Then I skimmed through the chapters.  I am blown away.  I think God allowed me to shelve this book until now because HIS TIMING IS PERFECT.  This book is everything I need to read about friendship, co-dependency and being to needy in friendship.  She shares her heart aches and rejections in such a soul baring way that it gave me chill bumps.  I think she may be my twin sister. 

If you have ever been 'dumped' for being a bit 'too clingy'.  If you have frequent 'break-ups' with close girl friends.  If you are frequently disappointed by the female relationships in your life.  If any or all of these are true, you need this book.  It is the healing balm for your hurting soul. 

Lisa Whelchel, I am sincerely sorry I doubted you.  I now see why you included those pages in your story.


E.T.'s Mom said...

This, my friend, is an excellent review.

Katrine said...

I haven't read this book but I did read one she wrote about homeschooling. It was pretty good and helped me make my decision to homeschool one of my sons.