Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Every woman longs for good conversation, a safe place to be vulnerable, and wisdom from women who are ahead of us on the journey. In previous generations, women lived in close-knit communities and encouraged one another in marriage, parenting, and spirituality. In today's world, we often feel isolated. Yet our God-given craving for connection remains.

In Heartfelt, Dr. Joneal Kirby shows us how to embrace the joy of emotional intimacy with other women. Her practical wisdom and personal experience, combined with dozens of real-life stories, equip us to cultivate meaningful relationships with women in all seasons of life.

You may feel you'll never move beyond the small talk of church coffee hour. You may wonder if your current friendships will ever reach a new depth. Heartfelt gives you the practical ideas and inspiration you need to change surface-level interactions into deep relationships that can change lives forever.

Includes prayers, questions for discussion and reflection, and a guide to beginning your own intergenerational small group.

My thoughts: I have often looked at the Scripture in Titus about the older women counseling the younger. I love that this book addresses that and how to make put together a group of women who can lean on one another. How opening your heart and your life to friends can make life richer. I love that there are ideas in this book on how to get started, as well as testimonies and stories of the encouragement that others have found by getting such a group together. I think this is something that can be lacking in churches, especially larger congregations where there is some segregation, due to ages and stages of life.
I received this book from Worthy in exchange for my honest review.


  1. We have found this to be esp. so for the age groups 20-35.
    In our church they were not being reached.
    Sadly, we found this happening in a lot of churches.
    So this year our church began new ministries just for that age group.
    We are a big church, so we also offer a light breakfast for young parents.

    1. That is a great idea to offer a light breakfast for young parents! I bet they appreciate it.
      I agree that 20-35 seems to be a hard age to direct ministry too. I'm excited about programs like this where the older generations are encouraging the younger!