Book Friday: Heart Sisters

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Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to my friend Natalie Chamber Snapp’s brand new book Heart Sisters. Be sure to read to the end because I’m giving one copy away. You’ll want a chance to read this!

Let’s have an honest moment.

Yeah, I know. Those are soooo rare around here. 🙂

But seriously, if you’ve been a woman for long (like since birth!) you’ve had the opportunity to be burned by friendships. There may be a part of your heart that is leery of letting other women know you deeply. Yet, you may also have a deep knowing in your soul that you need heart sisters. Women who get you. Women who have earned the right to challenge your stupidity. Women who will cry when you cry.

That’s exactly why Natalie wrote this book. She knows the pain of burned friendships. She also knows the joy of risking and discovering deep friendships.Heart Sisters

As I read this book I was reminded of all the times in my life it was easier to have guy friends. And of the deep, sweet grace of the women God brought into my life. Joy in college. Amy, Kelly, and Carrie in D.C. Kim and Katie in the neighborhood. Stephanie, Beth, Sue, and more at church. Then there are all of my writing sisters who know me deeply and love me anyway.

Friends, there is nothing like the richness that comes into life when you are known and loved anyway. This book is a great way to develop that in your life or intentionally study to add it in. The discussion questions at the end of each chapter are a great aid to dig deeper on your own or with a group. At the same time, this book reads like a quick chat over coffee or iced tea with a friend who’s learned a few things along the journey of this life.

Heart Sisters is for women who want to both be and have better friends and want a helpful guide to take them through the process.

Author Natalie Chambers Snapp uses her own and others’ stories of successes and failures to illustrate what she has learned about girlfriend relationships. Healthy boundaries, honesty, tact, sharing, and agape love all play a part in being and maintaining a circle of close confidants. She also deals with the inevitable challenges that face many relationships including how to handle conflict; life changes like a new baby, move or divorce; and when it is right to “break-up” with your friend.

Discussion questions, space to journal, photos, and quick interviews of healthy female friendships are included within each chapter.

“Each chapter has great exploratory questions at the end, to help readers dig deeper, and become the kind of friend they ultimately want to have.” —CBA Retailers + Resources

Natalie Chamber Snapp is first and foremost a follower of Jesus, then wife to Jason, and mom to one spunky daughter and two spirited sons with a crazy amount of energy. Choosing to follow Jesus at 27, Natalie is passionate about sharing the grace, mercy, and truth of God’s love. She lives in the Midwest with her crew and tries to keep it simple by writing about the faith found in the everyday mundane. The outpourings of her heart can be found at in the fleeting moments between being a wife and mother. She is also a contributing writer for The Mothers of Boys Society, the Whatever Girls Ministry and Group Publishing.

Learn more and purchase a copy at the Abingdon site.

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Comments 12

  1. I have had the privilege to have a heart sister. We have always sworn we were sisters from different mothers.

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  2. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing book. I can’t wait to read it. I had a wonderful heart sister too. We were matched together as a ‘cancer patient/angel encourager’ in a volunteer program. Right from the start we swore we were “sisters that God forgot to give to one another”. We shared and talked about everything. She even confided things in me that she didn’t share with her family. When her cancer went into remission, I was the first on she called to share the news – even before family. We seemed to have a unique heart connection and when one of us was having a bad day, the other seemed to know and would call the other. It was incredible. Even when she passed away, I knew before ever receiving the phone call – a beautiful rainbow appeared over my back yard at the exact time of her passing. Even though she’s been gone for 3 years now, she still, from time-to-time sends love messages to me…just when I need them most…in ways that are unique to her and her alone.

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      1. He sure did. My mother, my daughter, my grown son and I went to a ball game last night (an early Mom’s Day celebration) – there were 2 rain delays BUT my heart sister showed up in a spectacular rainbow over the ball park!!! It was her way of wishing me “Happy Mother’s Day”…and our team won too, not shabby 🙂

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  3. I have a hard time opening up to people about serious issues so that is why I am so interested in this book. I would love to have a heart sister!!

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