**I received a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group. All thoughts are 100% my own.
Do you have that women in your life that you know you can turn to for advice and input on all that life throws your way? Those women who have been there, done that and lived to tell about it. The women who have lived and learned and gained wisdom from their experience?
I am lucky enough to have three such women in my life- my mom and my 'second mom' (my mom's best friend) and my mother in law. These women have of course been mother figures to me, but as I have grown up, they have also become great friends to me as well. I know that I can rely on them to be there to offer advice and support when I need it, and I know that they've been through it all and that their wisdom truly counts for something. There are many, many times when I go to my mom with the silliest of questions, because I truly value her experience. Like I said, I am very lucky to have that.
Unfortunately, that is not something that every woman my age has. Perhaps their mother has already passed on. Perhaps they just don't have a great relationship.. whatever the case, that relationship is just not there. And honestly, that really stinks. I cannot even begin to explain how much these women have helped me along the way during my adult life and I do not know what I would do without that relationship.
So, how can we bridge that generation gap to create bonds with women of all generations? This is just the topic of discussion in Pam Lau's new book, A Friend in Me.
About the book: A Friend in Me (David C. Cook, June 2015)
Young women long for relational connection with women further ahead of them on the journey. Yet, without realizing it, many of us tend to distance ourselves from those in younger generations.
Can we really have close relationships with women who have different thoughts on church, different experiences with family, and different ways of talking about God? Where do we start?
In A Friend in Me, Pam Lau shows you how to be a safe place for the younger women in your life. She offers five patterns women need to internalize and practice for initiating relationships and talking about issues such as faith, forgiveness, sexuality, and vocation. Most significantly, she reminds you that there doesn't need to be a divide between generations of women. Together, we can have a global impact---and experience a deeper faith than we've ever known.
Pam Lau is the author of Soul Strength and numerous articles for such publications as Christian Scholar's Review andChristianity Today. She has taught writing at George Fox University and speaks around the country at conferences and retreats. A graduate of Liberty University and Colorado State University, Lau lives near Portland, Oregon, with her husband and three daughters.
While I would say that this book may be better suited for women older than myself, I truly feel this book has a lot to offer every woman. As a twenty-something, it showed me how great it could be to have relationships with women older than myself, and also reminded me how to be available to women younger than myself as well. No matter where we are in our lives, we are both in a position to be a mentor to those with less experience, and to be mentored by the women who've lived it all. This book is a great place to start in developing those relationships! To find out more about A Friend in Me and check out more reviews in this blog tour, visit this website. Do you have a mentor in your life? How do you make yourself available to mentor other women?