THE ART OF BEING A GOOD FRIEND
How to Bring Out the Best in Your Friends and in Yourself
Author: Hugh Black
Paperback - 160pp
Friendship is one of the soul's purest and greatest pleasures, but no matter how many friends you have, and how close you think you are to them, you probably aren't aware of the tremendous spiritual importance of true friendship and of how crucial it is to keeping your head and your soul in our neo-pagan society.
Spiritual guidance for good friends and for married couples, too!
If you're married, you'll find here new ways to appreciate the gift God has given to you in your spouse. If you already enjoy the blessings of other mature and spiritually oriented friendships, you'll discover innumerable ways to make them richer, so that they'll approach the full, unbounded love that David had for Jonathan, that St. Francis de Sales had for St. Jane Frances de Chantal, and that Christian friends throughout the ages have enjoyed as they encounter the light of Christ that shines in the souls of other human beings.
Best of all, you'll learn how to seek friendship with God. As you discover the joys of this friendship that transcends death and as you enrich your friendships here on earth, you'll come to see how truly Black speaks when he says that "no one would care to live without friends, even if he had all other good things." Add to the cart or wish list above.
Among the many things you will learn in this Catholic book:
How true friendship can give you a complete education in the art of living
Do you really have any friends at all? Surprising ways to tell the difference between mere acquaintances and genuine friends
Scripture's shrewd warnings about the pitfalls of socializing and its high view of friendship
Why the wisest people through the ages have valued friendship so much
Unrequited love: how you can turn it into a source of holy joy no matter how painful it may be
Why you'll never be truly wise or noble without genuine friendship
How friendship leads to a fuller life, and even transcends death so that you can maintain Christian communion with your departed friends
Common ways you can unintentionally destroy friendships how to guard against them
Two things you must have, or you'll never make and keep true friends
And much more that will bring you friendship's blessings!