New Book Underscores ‘The Importance of Christian Friendships’

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Beth Gable Hicks discusses essence of Christ-centered relationships.

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“My hope is that, after reflecting on the scriptures cited in the book, the reader will feel strengthened and encouraged,” author Hicks explains. “We can indeed obtain and sustain the Christian friendships that God promises us if we follow him.”

There are many rewards to having good friends, according to webmd.com. These benefits include emotional support during stressful events, better immune system and improved self-esteem. In her new book, “The Importance of Christian Friendships” (published by Xlibris), Beth Gable Hicks underscores the necessity of friendships, particularly those that have Christ at the center of the relationship. She also describes how these Christian friendships are unique.

In today’s society, the marriage rate is declining, the divorce rate is ascending and people are waiting longer to get married. These facts, coupled with the reality of a mobile society, magnify the need for Christian friends – friends who will see each other through good times and bad, friends who will stand by each other in an increasingly confusing world, and friends whose relationships with each other are sustained by the love of Christ.

“My hope is that, after reflecting on the scriptures cited in the book, the reader will feel strengthened and encouraged,” author Hicks explains. “We can indeed obtain and sustain the Christian friendships that God promises us if we follow him.”

“The Importance of Christian Friendships”
By Beth Gable Hicks
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781499080070
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781499080087
E-Book | 130 pages | ISBN 9781499080094
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Beth Gable Hicks is a member of The Falls Church Anglican in Falls Church, Virginia, and serves on the Altar Guild and Pastoral Care Team. A native Kentuckian, she was a political appointee during the administrations of George H. Bush and George W. Bush and is currently the East Coast lead for AllSides, Inc. She earned her BA in business administration from Vanderbilt University and her MPA from George Mason University. She is state chaplain of the DC DAR, and when she is not traveling or visiting family and friends, she resides in McLean, Virginia.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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