Why Does Friendship Matter?
OverviewHow you can make the best of your friendships.
In a world where making friends—and unfriending—can be done with a click, is friendship the most disposable relationship? Or is it an underappreciated treasure? How should you think about your friends?
In Why Does Friendship Matter?, Chris L. Firestone and Alex H. Pierce consider the profits and perils of friendship. Everyone needs friends. Friends help us navigate and enjoy life: "The sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel" (Prov 27:9). Firestone and Pierce define friendship, draw from perspectives of the past, and consider different types of friendship, its limits, and possible red flags. Learn what makes for a good friend and how you can be one.
The Questions for Restless Minds series applies God's word to today's issues. Each short book faces tough questions honestly and clearly, so you can think wisely, act with conviction, and become more like Christ.
Author BioChris L. Firestone is professor of philosophy at Trinity International University and author of Kant and Theology at the Boundaries of Reason.
Alex H. Pierce is a PhD candidate in the theology department at the University of Notre Dame, where he studies patristic and medieval Christianity.
D. A. Carson is the series editor of Questions for Restless Minds. He is professor emeritus of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, cofounder of The Gospel Coalition, and author of numerous books, including The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story.