The Gift of Friendship + Giveaway

Title:  The Gift of Friendship
Edited by:  Dawn Camp
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:   February 16, 2016


Whether next door or in the next time zone, our friends are some of our most vital relationships. We cherish time spent together and look forward to the next time we can solve the world's problems over coffee. There is something about a true friend that no other relationship can touch.

Collecting over fifty true stories from some of today's best writers, Dawn Camp offers you a chance to sit back and experience the gift of friendship. With its beautiful photographs and poignant prose, this collection is the perfect pick-me-up anytime you need a boost.

You'll cherish these stories of true friendship from 

· Lisa-Jo Baker
· Holley Gerth
· Bonnie Gray
· Liz Curtis Higgs
· Jennifer Dukes Lee
· Tsh Oxenreider
· Crystal Paine
· Myquillyn Smith
· Renee Swope
· Lysa TerKeurst
· Jessica Turner
· and many more


"We need our people.  We need friends standing in our corner, cheering us on, believing in us.  We need listening ears, shares of inside jokes, keepers of secrets.  We need those who laugh when we laugh, cry when we cry, and then pass the chips and salsa...that's the gift of friendship." - Dawn Camp (19)
Well said, Dawn.  Just like in her first book, The Beauty of Grace, The Gift of Friendship is a collection of personal stories from writers, with the power to bring & remind us of God's grace in our lives.  Every single story in this book is one of beauty, of personal shared moments with a friend or community that lends to God's plan for us as relational beings.  I can honestly say each story touched me on some level and brings forth past memories, or a sudden desire to call a friend or send a note to one. These are heartfelt stories of friendships that may be simple, short or of the past, but each story shares of a sense of communal belonging, of being loved and wanted and remembered.  A book of blessings and memories that will captivate you, disarm you and make you feel. And that's why, this is a winner. Get one for yourself, and share one or more with others. As you read this, many of those that have entered your life at some point will pop in your mind, and those are the very people that will appreciate this gift, and your gift - your gift of friendship.


NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell for an honest review.





Dawn Camp is the camera-toting, homeschooling mother of eight children. A featured blogger at (in)courage, her beautiful photography previously graced their monthly calendar and currently decorates the desktops of women around the world. Camp blogs at and is a featured photographer on Adobe's website for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software. She lives with her family in metro Atlanta.

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Many thanks to Revell Books for providing the winning prize for this giveaway. Giveaway ends on 2/25/2016 at midnight. US mailing addresses only.



  1. Thank you for sharing! It's always nice to find another book about friendship to give to a friend.

  2. Thank you, Marilyn. This is one book I've shared with others before I even finished it!

  3. Love the idea of this book! Friendship is SO important :D

  4. Thanks so much for bringing this book to my attention, Annie - I must have it, lol!! So many wonderful authors - I would be devastated without the blessings I receive through the friendships of my sisters-in-Christ (including you, dear one)!!

    Liz Curtis Higgs is the one who introduced me to Christian Fiction - I had read Christian non-fiction until reading each of her non-fiction and then moving on to her beautiful fiction. I have just about every book (fiction, Bible study, devotional), cd, DVD, cassette tape, VHS tape, etc. she has written/contributed to - since she started writing many years ago (including those with just a short post or devotional), and she has signed them all. She laughs at me - commenting I have books she didn't even know she was a part of, lol (I've purchased a couple of those and given to her)!! If you haven't heard her speak, Annie - you MUST!! Guaranteed to be the experience of a life-time!! She lives near me - I've been blessed to hear her speak numerous times, including traveling to women's conferences she has been a part of. She will be speaking at a church near me in April - praying all is well so I can attend!!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!! Shared post!!

  5. O Bonnie! You are funny (and a sweetheart!) I'm glad there's another book for you to get Liz to sign! =)

  6. I treasure the friendships the Lord has blessed me with. They make life so much more enjoyable. I'll be sharing this book with my friends.....

  7. Friendships are so precious yet we often fail to protect and cherish them as we should.

  8. Friends are so important in our lives. From first friends in kindergarten to to friends who enjoy each other at Senior Citizens Centers, these are the relationships that enrich our lives and nourish our souls!

  9. New authors for me excited love it. Friendship to me never have to say your sorry. If someone needs to appologize over and over they are not a friend.

  10. Caryl, Jeanna, Connie and Kim, well said. Friendships are so important and such blessings in our lives.

  11. When I first saw this book a few weeks back I immediately thought of my best friend from high school. We became friends our sophomore year and have been tethered together in one way or another since. I became a Christian at the age of 12 where she was in her 20's. It was amazing how our friendship deepened even more after her decision to follow the Lord. In the 20 years since, she has amazed me with her spiritual growth and wisdom; far surpassing my own.

  12. Thank you for sharing Friendship to Mr is so important!

  13. Debra S, that is so true, and I believe many of the stories sure illustrate that very concept.

    Abby - You'll love it!

    Terrill, I know what you mean. I thought of a lot of my closest friends, some which are my husband and my siblings too! This is a great book.

    Justina, anytime. Thank you all for stopping by!

  14. Thanks for joining my monthly #LookInABook club over at! I completely agree, and found myself nodding along, thinking of various people God has placed in my life along the way. This book made me ugly cry, just from the first page of foreword! It was so great being on the launch team with you. I would love to have you link-up again on the 3rd Wednesday of each month!

  15. This sounds like a book that I would thoroughly enjoy.

  16. I enjoy books about friendship. There is no greater gift than the gift of a best friend. Over time you realize who your best friends are and who are just acquaintances.

  17. I enjoy reading books about friendship. The best gift in life is having a best friend. It is truly a gift from God.

  18. This sounds like a charming book.

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  19. Oh the beauty of friendship. Looks like a good read.

  20. I have a 2 friends like this...we see each other once a year but it's like there was never any time apart...I love these friends!

  21. This book looks really good! Thanks for the chance to win it!


  22. This sounds like a wonderful book that I would love to read

  23. This book looks great. I would love to share it with my sister.

  24. I love the title. The gift of friendship. It sounds so positive.

  25. Friendship is so important- would be a great book to share with a best friend after you read! Or in my case my sister who is my best friend and also an avid reader


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