About the Book
In a world that’s both more connected and more isolating than ever before, we’re often tempted to do life alone, whether because we’re so busy or because relationships feel risky and hard. But science confirms that consistent, meaningful connection with others has a powerful impact on our well-being. We are meant to live known and loved. But so many are hiding behind emotional walls that we’re experiencing an epidemic of loneliness.
In Find Your People, bestselling author Jennie Allen draws on fascinating insights from science and history, timeless biblical truth, and vulnerable stories from her own life to help you:
• overcome the barriers to making new friends and learn to initiate with easy-to-follow steps
• find simple ways to press through awkward to get to authentic in conversations
• understand how conflict can strengthen relationships rather than destroy them
• identify the type of friend you are and the types of friends you need
• learn the five practical ingredients you need to have the type of friends you’ve always longed for
You were created to play, engage, adventure, and explore—with others. In Find Your People, you’ll discover exactly how to dive into the deep end and experience the full wonder of community. Because while the ache of loneliness is real, it doesn’t have to be your reality.
In My Opinion
Lonely. It’s a word we have all related to at one point or another in our lives. Technology (and a pandemic) has made it easier to isolate ourselves and connect via the internet instead of face to face. As we grow older and enter different stages in our lives, it’s harder to find those friends you can call up any time of day or night when you need something. Those friends you can pour your heart out to who will sit and listen then pray with you.
In Find Your People, Jennie Allen challenges readers to sow and tend friendships. To find women in your circles with whom you can connect with. She uses Biblical examples of community and delves into five concepts (proximity, transparency, accountability, consistency, and shared mission) which will strengthen your relationships with others.
If you want a deeper dive, the workbook offers projects that will make you think and challenge you. This is also a great study to do with a small group of women. I’ve been convicted, I’ve been challenged, and I’m working on finding more of my people.
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