Befriend by Scott Sauls is releasing next week! Help us spread the word and encourage pre-orders with this special advanced reader copy giveaway! Find the instructions at the bottom.
More about Befriend:
Is real friendship too risky?
We live in a world where real friendship is hard to find. Suspicious of others and insecure about ourselves, we retreat into the safety of our small, self-made worlds. Now more than ever, it’s easy to avoid people with whom we disagree or whose life experiences don’t mirror our own. Safe among like-minded peers and digital “friends,” we really don’t have to engage with those who can challenge and enhance our limited perspectives. Tragically, even the church can become a place that minimizes diversity and reinforces isolation.
Jesus models a much richer vision of friendship. Scott Sauls, pastor and teacher, invites you to see the breadth of Christ’s love in this book,BeFriend. Join Scott on this journey through twenty-one meditations to inspire actively pursuing God’s love through expanding your circle of friends.
Scott has met too many people whose first impulse is to fence off their lives with relational barriers that only end up starving their own souls.
Yes, it’s true: Real friendship is costly. Love does make us vulnerable. But without risk, our lives will remain impoverished.
Join Scott in BeFriend as he summons you toward diverse friendship that can enrich your life and, in the process, reveal a better version of yourself.
Enter to win an advanced reader copy of the book.
Here’s how to enter:
- Follow the instructions on the Gleam app below to post on social media: Post about how the church can intentionally expand community and use the hashtag #BefriendBook
- Share about the book with your friends (use the Gleam app).
We’ll pick the winners on Tuesday, October 4th.