A Friend in Me by Pamela Havey Lau book review.
A Friend in Me
by Pamela Havey Lau
David C. Cook
Young women long for relational connection. Yet, without realizing it, more mature Christian women often distance themselves from the younger generation because they use different language to talk about God or have different views on church and theology.
In A Friend in Me, Pam Lau shows readers how to be a safe place for the younger women in their lives. She offers five patterns women need to internalize and practice for initiating relationships and talking about issues such as faith, sexuality, and vocation. Most significantly, she reminds readers that when generations get together, they can have a global impact— and experience a deeper personal faith than they’ve ever known.
Pam Lau shares hauntingly beautiful stories of sorrow as she fiercely questions the global impact women’s relationships can make when we pattern our lives after Jesus’ example. A Friend in Me leaves the reader free to love and serve the women closest to them.
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Meet the Author
Pamela Havey Lau is the author ofA Friend in Me, Soul Strength, and numerous articles for such publications as Christian Scholar’s Review and Christianity Today. A graduate of Liberty University and Colorado State University, she has taught writing at George Fox University and speaks around the country at conferences and retreats.After her three daughters were born, she began teaching writing at private day schools until 2010 when she started her own business, Real Life Real Image, where she writes, edits and speaks. Pam is married to Dr. Brad Lau, a college administrator. The two make their home near Portland, OR with their three daughters.
My review: I loved this book, Pamela’s message really spoke to me…I highlighted sentence after sentence.
More than ever younger women need older women to speak truth into their lives. Pamela encourages women to befriend women who are a few years younger than themselves. She gives her readers helpful advice on how to help younger women live a Godly life.
Our culture is sending out confusing, unbiblical messages to the world making it extremely difficult for the younger generation to discern right from wrong. God created us to live in community not in isolation. Without community life becomes difficult–we have no one to give advice to us, we have no one to help us when we fall, and we have no one to speak truth to us.
Pamela helps her readers to see how important it is for older women to find younger women to befriend…even if they have to approach them first. Women don’t always have older women with whom they can turn to for advice, therefore it is crucial that older women make time to spend with younger women.
Pamela writes a compelling book…great advice for women to help younger women. Well written, easy to read and full of biblical truth. I couldn’t put this book down when I was reading. Great read! I would give this book five stars. Highly recommend this book to forty plus women who want to speak truth to younger women.