God made you for friendship.
Friendship is one of the deepest pleasures of life. But in our busy, fast-paced, mobile world, we’ve lost this rich view of friendship and instead settled for shallow acquaintances based on little more than similar tastes or shared interests.
Helping us recapture a vision of true friendship, pastor Drew Hunter explores God’s design for friendship and what it really looks like in practice—giving us practical advice to cultivate the kinds of true friendships that lead to true and life-giving joy.
Foreword by Ray Ortlund Jr.
Part 1: The Necessity of Friendship
1. Forgotten Friendship
2. The Edenic Ache
Part 2: The Gift of Friendship
3. The Greatest of Worldly Goods
4. A Friend Who Is as Your Own Soul
5. Cultivating Friendship
Part 3: The Redemption of Friendship
6. A Biblical Theology of Friendship
7. The Great Friend
“‘We talk about community but not friendship.’ Drew Hunter is right, and in Made for Friendship he fills the church’s gap with deep theological truths and helpful practical tools regarding friendship. I’m grateful for this resource!”
Christine Hoover, author, Messy Beautiful Friendship and Searching for Spring
“This is one of those books with that rare combination of beautiful theology, painful conviction, soothing grace, practical wisdom, inspiring motivation, and enjoyable writing. I hope it will bear much fruit in many lives, starting with my own.”
David Murray, Senior Pastor, First Byron Christian Reformed Church