The Power of a Positive Friend [NOOK Book]

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Friendship. It's one of the most powerful forces around. It adds peace to frazzled days, provides companionship for lonely tasks, and makes any joyous event twice as fun. Written by best-selling author Karol Ladd and her best friend, Terry Ann Kelly, this fourth book in the popular Power of a Positive series shares practical principles on how to be a friend and nurture friendships. Exploring topics such as "Building on Your Common Interests," "Attitudes and Actions That Divide Relationships," "Being Real with ...
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Overview


Friendship. It's one of the most powerful forces around. It adds peace to frazzled days, provides companionship for lonely tasks, and makes any joyous event twice as fun. Written by best-selling author Karol Ladd and her best friend, Terry Ann Kelly, this fourth book in the popular Power of a Positive series shares practical principles on how to be a friend and nurture friendships. Exploring topics such as "Building on Your Common Interests," "Attitudes and Actions That Divide Relationships," "Being Real with Your Friends," and "The Forgiveness Factor," this book will help you enrich current friendships and develop new and lasting ones. The easy-to-read format and you-can-do-it principles will change the way you view your friendships forever.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439122808
  • Publisher: Howard Books
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Best-selling author Karol Ladd offers lasting hope and biblical truth to women around the world through her positive book series. A gifted communicator and dynamic leader, Karol is founder and president of Positive Life Principles, Inc, a resource company offering strategies for success in both home and work. Her vivacious personality makes her a popular speaker to women's organizations, church groups, and corporate events. She is co-founder of a character-building club for young girls called USA Sonshine Girls and serves on several educational boards. Karol is a frequent guest on radio and television programs. Her most valued role is that of wife to Curt and mother to daughters Grace and Joy.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Treasures from Heaven: The Rich Value of a Positive Friend 1
The Gift of a Positive Friend
Chapter 1 A True Friend: The Blessing and Beauty of Kindred Spirits 7
Chapter 2 The Spice of Life: Recognizing the Variety of Friendships God Puts in Your Life 19
Power Principle #1 The Power of Sisterhood
Chapter 3 The Tie That Bonds Hearts: Building on Your Common Interests 37
Chapter 4 Woman to Woman: The Beauty of Friendships throughout the Ages 49
Power Principle #2 The Power of Encouragement
Chapter 5 Cheerleaders: Being Your Friend's Biggest Fan 65
Chapter 6 Life, Love, and Laughter: Encouraging Ways to Enjoy Your Friendships 81
Power Principle #3 The Power of Giving
Chapter 7 Generating Generosity: The Gift of Talents, Time, and Treasure 99
Chapter 8 Blessed Boundaries: A Gift to Yourself 119
Power Principle #4 The Power of Loyalty
Chapter 9 The Friendship Price Tag: Sacrifice and Trust--a Must 137
Chapter 10 Destructive Forces: Attitudes and Actions That Divide Relationships 153
Chapter 11 Cycles of Friendships: Tender Good-byes and Fresh Hellos 167
Power Principle #5 The Power of Spiritual Bonds
Chapter 12 Faith-Filled Friends: The Sweet Fellowship of Believers 183
Chapter 13 Living It Out: Creative Ways to Express the Love of Christ 197
Power Principle #6 The Power of Honesty
Chapter 14 Confronting with Love: The Importance of Accountability and Openness 213
Chapter 15 Masks We Wear: Being Real with Your Friends 233
Power Principle #7 The Power of Forgiveness
Chapter 16 Mind Games: The Pitfalls of Assumptions and Judgments 247
Chapter 17 Grace Received, Grace Given: The Forgiveness Factor 259
Conclusion: In Search of the Perfect Friend: Who Fits the Bill? 275
Notes 287
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2004

    Good book

    This is a good book. I found that I did not identify to certain parts due to me not being at that point in my life that I have to be concerned about being a homemaker and trying to balance friendships with a busy family life. I did find some things in the book helpful and I believe it was a good breakdown of topics from chapter to chapter. It was a good book and I like the fact that two best friends wrote about their experiences of friendship, both good and bad. I just wished I would have found a book about friendship that was a bit more 'general' in it's target market; something that would reach more people than just women of that particular lifestyle.

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