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The Company We Keep, Foreword and Chap 1

The Company We Keep, Foreword and Chap 1

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Published by Cruciform Press
The Company We Keep, Foreword and Chap 1
The Company We Keep, Foreword and Chap 1

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Published by: Cruciform Press on Jul 01, 2014
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THE COMPANY WE KEEP
 In Search of Biblical Friendship
 Jonathan Holmes
Cruciform Press | September 2014
© 2014 by Jonathan Holmes. All rights reserved.
CruciformPress.com | info@CruciformPress.com
To Kelly, Scott, Nathan, and Joe: Your friendship in my life has been an unexpected grace from God.Thank you.To Jennifer: Your friendship has been the single greatest testimony to our Savior’s sacrificial love. I love you, friend. – Jonathan Holmes
 
“Jonathan Holmes has the enviable ability to say a great deal in a few words. Here is a wonderful primer on the nature of Biblical friendship—what it means and why it matters.”
Alistair Begg
, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church“I talk with many Christians who have intensely practical questions about how to make and maintain friendships with their fellow believers. Jonathan Holmes’ book is filled with answers that are equally down-to-earth, nitty-gritty, and specific. This book isn’t just a roadmap for cultivating Christian friendship. It’s also a tour guide, taking us where we need to go with warmth and wisdom.”
Wesley Hill
, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Trinity School for Ministry; author of
Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality
 “Jonathan Holmes has tackled an often neglected and sometimes misunderstood topic: biblical friendship. He brings clarity to what Christ-centered friendships are and how to cultivate them. In a time when friendships are defined by a few taps on a keyboard, this book will cause you to take pause and reflect on why and how God intended our friendships to be a testimony to a desperate world looking for intimacy in all the wrong places. Pick a friend, read this together, and watch how your faith and the faith of others grow as a result.”
Dr. Garrett Higbee
, author of
The Uncommon Community: Biblical Soul Care for Small Groups
; Board Member, Biblical Counseling Coalition “Short. Thoughtful. Biblical. Practical. I’m planning to get my friends to read this book so we can transform our friend-ships into something more biblical. I am grateful to Jonathan Holmes for carefully helping us think through the topic of Christian friendships.”
Deepak Reju
, author; Pastor of Biblical Counseling and Families, Capitol Hill Baptist Church

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