Transparent ) has created a sobering yet thoroughly satisfying primer on women's friendships. Davis, vice president of ma"/>

The Friends We Keep: How to Hold On, When to Let Go, and the Essence of Friendship

Caroline B. Cooney, Author . WaterBrook $12.99 (228p) ISBN 978-1-4000-7424-2

Evangelical Christian author Davis (Transparent ) has created a sobering yet thoroughly satisfying primer on women's friendships. Davis, vice president of marketing/development for her father, who heads Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, presents a bold and touching view of the whys and wherefores of female relationships. She offers her own friendships as illustrations of the types of friendships women keep. Chapter by chapter, Davis discusses varying roles women adopt; how space between two people is sometimes healthy; when—or if—confrontation is called for; the possibilities of circles of friends and their survival rate; and much more. Readers will find the author's observations distinctive and instructive; they afford women the opportunity to review their own past and present friendships. While Davis's text is thoroughly sound and biblically on track, an overall sad note is woven into her conclusions about women and their ways with one another. (July 21)

Reviewed on: 05/11/2009
Release date: 03/01/2009
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