The Friendship Initiative: 31 Days of Loving and Connecting Like Jesus by Amberly Neese

We long for connection. Despite faster internet connections, better WiFi hotspots, and more ways to stay connected than ever before, our lives still feel less and less connected. We desire healthy friendships but feel less equipped to make and foster them.
In The Friendship Initiative, we dive into the friendships and connections Jesus made in the Bible and discover 31 keys for building relationships. Each devotion includes Scripture, a devotional reflection, practical application ideas, and suggestions for reflection and prayer.

 AMBERLY NEESE is a national speaker/teacher, humorist, and all-around encourager who has won the hearts—and funny bones—of people all over the country, and who loves sharing the joy of Christ. She is a featured Aspire speaker and the main host/female comedian for Marriage Date Night, two popular Christian events that tour nationally. She is the author of two Bible studies, Common Ground and The Belonging Project, and one devotional, The Friendship Initiative. She and her husband have two children and live in Prescott, Arizona, where they enjoy the great outdoors, the Food Network, and all things Star Wars.


Amberly writes with pinpoint precision, diagnosing the heart of our relational conflicts through powerful biblical insights, humor, and raw vulnerability. —Barb Roose, author of Breakthrough: Finding Freedom in Christ and Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus

With her witty style and helpful calls to action, Amberly guides us toward personal growth and the unity desperately needed today within the body of Christ. —Melissa Spoelstra, author of The Names of God and other Bible studies and books

What a timely Bible study for a culture that seems so polarized and fragmented. —Mary Shannon Hoffpauir, author of Lose Control: The Way to Find Your Soul

Amberly guides us through four sibling relationships from the Bible to uncover obstacles and solutions for loving and living peacefully with others.—Heather M. Dixon, speaker and author of Determined: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment

Also Available from Amberly Neese

The Belonging Project: Finding Your Tribe and Learning to Thrive

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