The Speak Life Podcast 453 : Friendship is Massively Undervalued

Glen Scrivener
August 11, 2023

Glen Scrivener interviews author Phil Knox about his new book 'The Best of Friends - Choose Wisely, Care Well'.

Discussing the development and maintenance of relationships that can develop into friendships, Scrivener and Knox note that there are few resources on this topic. Yet we are made in God's image, and he is a relational god. Jesus taught that relationships are vital to the spread of the Gospel and that Christians are to be the "light of the world" (Matthew 5:14). Surveys indicate that in the last few years the numbers of non-Christian friends known by Christians have declined. This is in part likely because, as humans, we tend to migrate towards those who are similar to us, so Christians may mostly have friendships with other Christians. This book may bring encouragement to missional Christians as they seek to engage with others.

"Friendship is one of the best things ever created.

It is unparalleled as a building block of society, a universal theme in great literature and film, and has a huge impact on our mental health, wellbeing and happiness. But many of us are lonely or feel suffocated by the pressures of life and quantity of relationships we have to maintain. Now, more than ever, we need better, deeper friendships. We need the best of friends.

Full of practical advice, humour and wisdom, Phil Knox shows us how to choose our friends wisely and maintain lasting and meaningful relationships."

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