The Friendships of Women Harnessing the power in our heartwarming, heartrending relationships "Every woman should read this book." James Dobson, Ph.D. Dee Brestin Over 250,000 copies in print! Why is it that little girls demand an intensity in their friendships that little boys prefer to do without? Why are women closer than men? Why are their friendships also more painful? In a day of mobility and easy good-byes, is it really possible to keep a friend? Does Scripture offer any models of friendship for us to follow? Dee Brestin will make you cry and laugh as she takes a close look at the power and pain in female relationships. You will grow as she opens God's Word to reveal a pattern for friendship that can unleash and channel your gift for intimacy and help you be the redemptive agent God planned you to be. Dee Brestin is the author of many Bible study guides, including a new Bible study series for women ("The Joy of" series from Victor). There is now a sequel to this book, entitled: And Then We Were Women (Victor), which deals with the impact of women's friendships on the family. Dee and her husband, Steve, are the parents of five children, having added two daughters since the release of The Friendships of Women. Leader's guide available
With rare skill, Sr. Joan explores the sacred dimension of friendship through the lens of faith, tradition, Scripture, and the often-overlooked experience of women. Interwoven with the stunning icons of Benedictine oblate Marcie Bircher, she recovers are reclaims the witness and wisdom of such women as Lydia, Prisca, Phoebe, Martha, Veronica, Elizabeth, Anne, Mary Magdalene, and those gathered at the foot of Christ.
This Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Friendships of women updates the classic that transformed the way women think about their friendships. In addition, a personal or small group study guide has been added to the close of each chapter.
When Friendships of Women debuted in 1987, it struck a chord in women worldwide. Now, women can learn how to nurture their friendshipos to new levels of intimacy and trust in their small group studies! Together participants can discover how to increase the power and reduce the pain in their closest, most meaningful relationships.
Florence Nightingale is best known as a woman of action—a founder of modern nursing, a reformer in the field of public health, and a pioneer in the use of statistics. What is not generally appreciated is that Nightingale was deeply engaged in the religious and philosophical thought of her time and that the primary aim of her life was not to reform social institutions but to serve God. Although Nightingale gave primacy to her spiritual life, few of the books written about her have done so, and, until recently, few of her own writings about religion have been published. This failure to attend to Nightingale's spiritual life began to change during the 1980s, most significantly with the 1994 publication of Suggestions for Thought, her own presentation of her religious views. At the heart of The Friendship of Florence Nightingale and Mary Clare Moore are forty-seven letters written by Nightingale to Moore—her "Dearest Reverend Mother"—the founding superior of the Roman Catholic Sisters of Mercy in Bermondsey, London; ten letters written by Moore to Nightingale; and five letters written by Nightingale about Clare to other Sisters of Mercy. These letters illustrate the personal lives and spiritual struggles and aspirations of two highly influential women in Victorian England: one working to achieve military and governmental reforms, the other designing and implementing new church-related services to the poor-both bound together by their devotion to those who were neglected, by nursing and other skills, by mature Christian faith, and by their engaging affection for one another.
Dee Brestin knows women of every age care deeply about their friendships. If a woman's friendships are healthy, they contribute enormously to her emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. If her friendships are filled with pains, she will be drained, and will miss the joyful, fruitful life God longs for her to have. This guide explores early relationships, such as relationships with mothers, siblings, and childhood friends. Models like Miriam and Jochebed, Rachel and Leah, and the young women friends in the Song of Songs provide fascinating insights. As friendship matures, many women experience the joy of ministry partners, mentors, and soulmates. This guide will help you to make these friendships the best they can be. This guide is one of a series by Dee especially for women. Dee Brestin ministers to the hearts of women with her speaking and writing. She is the author of The Friendships of Women, The Lifestyles of Christian Women (Victor), and eight Fisherman Bible studyguides (Shaw). She and her husband, Steve, are the parents of five children and live in Nebraska. and nbsp;