About This Book
Have you ever felt lost and alone? Do you
sometimes find yourself drowning amongst a sea of words around
you, only to find the comfort you need elusive?
You need a friend.
Learn the importance of communicating with others. And
understand why having the opportunity to share triumphs,
failures, fears and ambitions is so important for fulfilment in
You will always need people. Success in life is a
collection of relationships and that success is dependent upon
the degree you succeed with people. Friendship Is A
Verb teaches you how to do that.
Friendship Is A Verb presents a practical guide to recognizing
the importance of relationships in our daily lives and how to
share that knowledge with others.
In the words of the author, "God designed us for relationship;
otherwise He would only have made Adam!"
Learn why everyone you meet has something different to
give. Discover that even when some friends analyse and
criticise you, these types of friends are also
Discover how the many kinds of personalities involved in your
life teach and strengthen you.
Relationship skills can be learned, and Friendship Is A
Verb is the first step to identify those skills and empower yourself
to fall in love with people and people fall in love with you.
This is a "hurting world" and we need as many friends as
possible. You do need a friend.
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'Friendship is a Verb (in a hurting world)' is a radical
book exploring friendship, relationship, integrity and
consistency in our behaviour.
Stuart brings alive key issues to challenge and encourage readers
into deeper, lasting, safer relationships. It is not just another book of words; it is forged from real life.
Read this book and you will understand that relationship and
friendship must be verbs for us to present a real picture of
God to our hurting world. Read this book and you will be
challenged. Read this book and you may even be changed!
Stuart is a member of the 'school of hard knocks'
(including serious illness) which he uses to bring fresh reality
to important areas of everyday life.
Friendship is a VERB (doing word) NOT a noun (object)!
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CHAPTER 1: FRIENDSHIP & RELATIONSHIP
Understanding what contributes to our insecurities and fears, how
these impact our friendships and relationships, and how they can
lead to injustice & abuse.
CHAPTER 2: GOD
Understanding how we can know God, how effectively we show God to
others, and looking at how (and if) we see God in our daily
CHAPTER 3: SIN
Understanding how imperfectly we act towards and judge each
other, especially how we rank sins to fit our own comfort zones
rather than in-line with how God REALLY acts. Just what is
the reality of being asked to forgive each other, as God forgives
CHAPTER 4: FAMILY
Some lessons we can learn from our own families, warts and
APPENDIX: REBECCA'S POEMS
A small selection of poems by Stuart's daughter.
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