The Gift of God's Friendship
• February 2016
eBook (Available in ePub or Kindle)
Loneliness touches everyone, whether they are young or old, rich or poor. It can be one of the most painful experiences of life.
There is a friend-shaped hole in all of our lives, Trevor Hudson writes. People long for relationship with others, but what may surprise them is that God actually longs to be friends with them.
Having a close friendship with God is the only thing that will ultimately bring joy and happiness and ease the ache of loneliness. In Beyond Loneliness, Hudson provides guidance for building a friendship with God.
Ten chapters help readers discover how to get to know God and deepen their friendship with God. Each chapter includes friendship exercises and reflection questions. Perfect for small-group or individual study.
- Friendship exercises at the end of each chapter to help with reflection and action
- Simple, conversational writing
Trevor Hudson is a Methodist minister, pastoral therapist, and retreat leader in Benoni, South Africa. He is the author of several books, including Hope Beyond Your Tears, The Serenity Prayer, One Day at a Time, and A Mile in My Shoes. Hudson travels widely to conduct conferences, workshops, and retreats.
Ministro metodista, terapeuta pastoral y líder de retiros en Benoni, Sudáfrica. Autor de múltiples libros, entre ellos; Hope Beyond Your Tears, The Serenity Prayer, One Day at Time y A Mile in My Shoes. Hudson viaja frecuentemente para realizar conferencias, talleres y retiros.
Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1531-4
EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1520-8
Imprint: Upper Room
Pub Date: 20160201
Trim Size: 5.5 in (w) x 8.5 in (h) x 0.273 in (d)
Page Count: 120
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth
In this book Trevor gently helps us to step in to the experience of God's invitation to intimate friendship. While grounded in sound theology, this book very simply invites the reader into the lived experience of friendship with the God who longs to encounter us at our places of deepest need—the God who meets us in our loneliness, our places of suffering and fear, and who desires to bless us beyond our wildest imaginings. Trevor helps us to engage with what it means to experience this transforming gift of friendship with God. This book reflects Trevor's own deep relationship with God and is a tremendous gift ot anyone who is seeking that "friendship like no other."
—Dr. Annemarie Paulin-Campbell
The Jesuit Institute in Johannesburg
Trevor Hudson has a wonderful, down-to-earth style of writing. His latest book will be accessible to anyone who wants to deepen relationship with God. Hudson weaves together solid theology and practical wisdom. He draws from Dallas Willard, William Barry SJ, Henri Nouwen, Gerald May, and a plethora of family and friends to illustrate and illuminate his key points. Hudson is well known for his preaching and teaching—this book will leave the reader in no doubt that this reputation is well-earned. Beyond Loneliness is a useful guidebook into transformational friendship with God.
Author of Rooted in Love