Many of us go through our busy lives with many acquaintances but few true friend-confidants. Most of our daily conversations focus on the mundane, or we barely scratch the surface of what’s going on in our friends’ lives as we chat (or catch up) on the run.
We weren’t meant to travel alone.
As you make spiritual growth a priority, gradual shifts in perspective occur. You crave deeper friendships that mutually encourage reflection on ideas, obstacles, progress and realizations.
“A knitting together of those whose hearts burn as they encounter God on the journey” is a vital part of the Christian life, according to Ford. “Through spiritual encounters with others, I have been profoundly transformed,” she writes. “Spiritual friendship is both a gift of grace and a work of intention. Today, more than ever, we need to strengthen bonds.”
Yet many of us are afraid of revealing our innermost thoughts, of being too nosy or not “religious enough” to commit to these kinships.
With the story of Ruth and Naomi as a template, Ford describes how to overcome the risk and fear of sharing, and explains how to be a faithful listener. Ford offers new insights that will empower you to build and nurture soul partnerships that will bear fruit throughout a lifetime.
Discover what spiritual friendship is and how it differs from other forms of friendship Find practical ways to develop and nurture spiritual friendships Meet spiritual companions from biblical and Christian history Explore the most profound friendship of all — friendship with God — and learn how it can transform your life
Kindred Souls is for individuals, prayer partners, or small groups who want to deepen their friendships they already have and open themselves to new possibilities God offers. Let this book be a guide to you as you seek kindred souls to encourage and challenge you on the spiritual journey!