THE FRIENDS WE KEEP is Sarah Zacharias Davis’ thoughtful account of her own story and the stories of other women about navigating friendship.
It was during a particularly painful time in her life that Sarah Zacharias Davis learned how delightful --- and wounding --- women can be in their friendships. She saw how some friendships end badly, some die slow deaths, and others can surprise, as when a chance acquaintance becomes an enduring friend.
“We want to know that a true friendship can survive the years, the growing pains, and the inevitable changes we morph through, and that in the end it will become triumphantly stronger than before,” says Davis. “When we see glimpses of this kind of friendship, we are touched, changed even.”
Her revealing discoveries tackle some of the questions every woman asks:
- Why do we long for women friends?
- Do we need friends like we need air or food or water?
- Why do some friendships last forever and others only a season?
- How do we foster friendship?
Written by one of this generation’s most authentic voices, THE FRIENDS WE KEEP helps readers understand their need for friendship, what it means to be safe in a relationship, and how to embrace what a friend offers, whether meager or generous. Sarah writes with heart, intelligence, historical and cultural reference, and biblical insight; she gives readers wisdom to handle the challenges and mysteries of one of their most vital relationships.