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This may be the shortest blog post I’ve ever written and it is certainly the shortest book I’ve ever reviewed but it is worth it… Keep reading to find out why!

cover of the book caring for one another

Caring for One Another: 8 Ways to Cultivate Meaningful Relationships is a simple, straightforward book all about how to move toward others even when it is easier to pull away. 

In reality, we have all experienced some degree of difficulty in relationship. There are times we all struggle with how to build healthy relationships that are Christ-centered and encouraging. 

We hate our own feelings of isolation and loneliness but we often feel ill-equipped to battle it appropriately. 

But Scripture refuses to leave us there. God designed his people to be in relationship with Him and with each other and the Bible gives us clear principles for how to do that. 

Exploring 8 of those Biblical principles for really loving one another well, Ed Welch has provided an excellent resource for individual Christians and whole churches. 

The beatiful thing about Caring for One Another is that it is simple, theological, and intensely practical all at the same time. 

Ed Welch gives very clear and practical ways that believers can move toward one another while also sharing with us the Scripture about why we should care to move in. 

Designed as a small group guide, this little book (only 71 pages) is packed with short, insightful wisdom on building real relationships that give God glory and build up the church. 

This book is perfect for Sunday school classes, weekly Bible studies, or small groups. Each chapter is short enough that no outside reading is necessary. There are also questions at the end of each chapter designed to draw out how this will look in each of our lives. 

But this isn’t just a simple book, it is jam packed with theological truth and practical applications. From the very first chapter, I was convinced I had a lot to learn as Welch discusses the proper way to ask for a prayer request. This seems like such a simple concept but Welch turns it on its head and shows the real relationship building quality this simple gesture affords.

And the entire book is that way. Very short, very simple, and perfect for the job it is meant to do. 

I highly recommend Caring for One Another for any group ready to dig into relationship and community building. 


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** I received a free copy of this book from Crossway in exchange for my honest review. **