Have you ever wondered how to be a good friend? Or maybe you have given up on friendship because it is just too hard. Wherever you stand on friendship, I think you would really like Never Unfriended by Lisa-Jo Baker. Here are three reasons why.

If you have always wanted to fit in

I am almost 39 years old and I still want to be one of the “cool kids.”  Maybe you can relate? Lisa-Jo began Chapter eleven with: “Everyone is on the outside of something. But that is only half the story. We are all, each one of us, also on the inside of something-often without even realizing it.”

What are we on the inside of? If you are a believer you are known by a God who loves you deeply. You are a daughter of the King of Kings. When you are firm in who we are in Jesus, you can live out of that. You do fit in!

If you want to go deeper in your friendships

It’s important to make the time and space to be together with your friends If you want to go deeper. This is so true! Lisa-Jo talked about soul food conversations. “The kind that doesn’t cut you off because they have another meeting to run to. The kind that lingers.” I resonated so well with this because I love quality time with my friends. There is nothing like a good soul conversation. Let’s commit to going deeper in our friendships by making time and space to connect.

If you have ever wondered how to be a good friend

As women, we all long to have friends. But all too often, we don’t know how to be a good friend. Lisa-Jo ends the book with two very powerful chapters addressing this.

First, we need to be a friend to ourselves.  One of my favorite quotes in Chapter 14 is “The words we say to ourselves matter because the God who is The Word says we matter. And it’s time we start believing Him.” Until we believe God’s truth about who we are in Him, we can’t be a good friend.

Secondly, to be a good friend we need to keep showing up for our friends. “With open hands and open doors and messy houses and lives and honest words and second, third, fourth chances.”

A breath of fresh air

Never Unfriended by Lisa-Jo Baker was a breath of fresh air for me! I love how Lisa-Jo helps you to see that you do fit in because you are God’s daughter. You can be a good friend and go deeper in our friendships. This book is a must-read for all women who want better friendships. I think you would really like it. Check it out today!


In fact, I am doing a giveaway. Yay! For your chance to win a copy of Never Unfriendedsimply share why you’d love to read the book in the comments below. I will choose a winner on Tuesday, April 18.

(Note: The links in this post are affiliate links. This means that I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support of this site.)

Share this Book Review on Social Media.


  1. Caitlin Miller on April 15, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    I am interested in reading this book because 1. I’ve never heard of a book in this topic & im always reading about personal development. I believe we all should be reading something everyday about growing ourselves in one way or another! 2. You hit this wall later in life (post-school years) where you realize that making true, lifelong friends is HARD. It requires work that maybe you’ve never had to do before. 3. You realize that no one has ever really taught you how to be a good friend… maybe you’ve picked it up from watching your mom or a sibling, but often we are left feeling very unskilled in this territory! 4. It’s relevant. The older I get the more I realize friends are a necessity in getting through life’s highs & lows… something I have taken advantage of growing up & wish I wouldn’t have. 5. I assume this topic bleeds over into many other facets of our lives.

    Thanks for sharing about it!
    Caitlin Miller

  2. Velda on April 16, 2017 at 1:19 am

    This book sounds like a very good read! I would love to read about and learn how to go deeper with a few of my friendships. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Caroline Eichelberger on April 16, 2017 at 1:38 am

    I’d like to read it, because who couldn’t learn to be a better friend??
    It also sounds like a great book to pass along to a …friend. 🙂

  4. Carla G. on April 16, 2017 at 1:50 am

    This sounds like a great book. Sometimes I struggle feeling not included. I would like to build better friendships with people that want to lift each other up, point each other toward God, and actually spend time together.

  5. Sabreana on April 16, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Entering this new stage of womenhood (motherhood) makes finding and keeping friends hard. I would love you gain some tips and idea on gaining mom friends as well as building relationships with those new friends and currently friendships.

  6. Amanda on April 16, 2017 at 4:36 am

    I would love a copy of this book because making long lasting friendships is some I long for. My husband and I have been married for 12 years. In those 12 years, we have moved 10 times. We were in the military for eight years and always moving. When leaving the different places we always had a few friends we’d keep in contact with but I never liked to put myself out there knowing I would be moving again. We are now out of the military and living in a smaller community. I’d love to have those 1-2 friends I can just call up whenever. I can honestly say I don’t currently have that. I’d love to see what the book would suggest how to move forward to find those people that are life time friends.

  7. Margaret Cook on April 17, 2017 at 9:45 am

    This book seems like it is loaded with aha moments. I wanted to share something I have realized. I was always on the out crowd in school and not until 9 years ago did I truly have a friend besides my husband. Now I have several lady friends who I cherish the moments we talk. However it wasn’t until I went on a mission trip and felt the overflowing love of those around that wanted to help support me on the trip. Then while I was there had more love poured on me by the beautiful children of Asia’s Hope. That alone was so overwhelming that I tear up just thinking about it now. It had finally hit me that I will always belong to the in crowd where Jesus is concerned and at the center of my life because I belong to Him and He is my forever friend.

  8. Stephanie on April 17, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    This book caught my eye after praying how I could be a better friend!! I need & strive to be a better friend, better mom, better daughter, better person all the way around BUT being a better friend is what I feel like I’m needing to focus on right now!! What a great way can we shed the Lord’s light by being a better friend!!

Leave a Comment