Friend-ish: Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion

Friend-ish: Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion Book Summary

Bible teacher Kelly Needham debunks our world's constricted, small view of friendship and casts a richer, more life-giving, biblical vision for friendship as God meant it to be.

As the family unit grows more unstable and the average age of marriage increases, a shift is taking place in our culture: for many people, friends now play the role of family. And just as with family relationships, our friendships often don't turn out quite as we envisioned or hoped, and we wonder, Is there a better way to do this?

In Friend-ish, Kelly Needham takes a close look at what Scripture says about friendship. She reveals the distorted view most of us have of it and recasts a glorious vision for a Christian understanding. By teaching us how to recognize symptoms of idolatry and dependency, she equips us to understand and address the problems that arise in friendship--from neediness to discord and even sexual temptation. With hard-fought wisdom, a clear view of Scripture, and been-there perspective, Needham reorients us toward the purposeful, loving relationships we all crave that ultimately bring us closer to God.

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  • Elizabeth Cantrell

    I’ve been following Kelly’s blog for years after seeing a post on Facebook linking to a blog post she wrote about friendships. I recognized her name because I’d been a fan of her husband, Jimmy ...

  • Lauren Douglas

    Friendish was a good read on Biblical friendship. Kelly Needham addresses issues that are left out and missing from other Christian books on the same topic. She shares personal stories but also consis...

  • Sarah Mullins

    Friendish- by Kelly Needham is a fabulous book on Godly Friendships. It has opened my eyes to so many ways I have misunderstood/misused God's blessing of friendship. It has also been so helpful explai...

  • A Van

    Well-written, convicting, and biblically-based exploration of friendship...what it is, what it should be, and how it must be sourced in a personal relationship with our true Friend, Christ Jesus! Whet...

  • Beth

    This book has come at the perfect time in my life, as I work through how to navigate my friendships and seek to honor God in my friendships. Kelly did a wonderful job exploring problems in friendships...

  • Bailey Edrington

    Holy moly this book!!! This book is easily in one of my top three favorite gospel-centered resources! I am so thankful this book exists! It has sharpened me, discipled me in the area of friendship, an...

  • Amy

    This book really challenged me. ...

  • Anthony

    So much more than expected!“Following Jesus transforms more than simply how we do friendship; it transforms why we do it.” (from the book)If you think you’re a pretty good friend and have surrou...

  • Sarah

    What Kelly Needham has done in friendish is openly, honestly, and boldly shared about a topic that the world and myself desperately needs to read, learn more regarding, and talk about; which is idolat...

  • Audrey

    I read this book for a book club and I don’t like to speak ill of anyone trying to do God’s work but the author seemed so immature to me. I didn’t feel like she had the wisdom to deliver this bo...