By Kevin D. Huggins


Colorado Springs, Colorado

2003 US$ 19.99

Reviewed by Jean-Luc Lezeau, Associate Director, General Conference Stewardship Ministries

Do you ever feel embarrassed because you don’t know what to say when a friend is telling you of the pain he is experiencing? Kevin D. Huggin’s book will help when you are stalling and sputtering, trying to find the right words to say

The main purpose of The Friendship Counselor is to prevent people from suffering for the wrong reasons. Many Christians have mistaken ideas about the Christian life. When troubles come, as they surely do, they don’t understand what is happening to them. They feel they don’t deserve this! Surely, God has made some kind of mistake.

But we forget that God uses suffering in our lives to accomplish things that neither paradise nor prosperity ever could. We need to understand that Jesus’ ultimate goal when He was talking to people in pain was character transformation. He wanted to give them eternal value, meaning, and joy.

In his work based on a Christlike approach, Huggins helps us not only to be a good friend, but a better friend.