Dr. Jim Jackson manages to blend deeply personal and powerful self-disclosure with substantive Biblical insights. With this “teaching” memoir, he deftly expands his sermon series on Covenant Friendship to give us an important gift: the gift of making sure we truly value the nourishing, in fact, critical role that true covenant friends play in our emotional, mental and spiritual health.
-Sharon Birkman Fink, CEO
Birkman International, Inc.
Jim’s deep understanding of friendship is the connection God intended, His roadmap of how life is intended.
-John Knox Jr
President & CEO of Sure Tech
Jim Jackson is a preacher whose deep wisdom is rooted in a life steeped in the study of Scripture and his own commitment to follow Jesus. Covenant Friendship grows out of his personal desire to overcome loneliness and form authentic friendships. It will inspire, encourage, teach and offer hope to those who seek deep friendships themselves. This is a book for both individual reflection and study and for small groups and Sunday School classes.
“Covenant Friendship” is an eye-opener or I should say a SELF-OPENER that deserves our time and thought. It is an important invitation to venture forth slowly but purposefully to realize trust in yourself and others. Our Bible is strongly relational and Jim has the talent to meaningfully illuminate examples of relational Bible verses that I had previously not digested. Thank you Jim!
-Bishop Janice R. Huie
Bishop, Texas Annual Conference, United Methodist Church
Blessings to you and I pray that the book will touch many lives–it has great potential to do so. Thanks for letting me read it and respond.
Founder and Emeritus Director of Briarwood School, Houston, Texas, and the Brookwood Community, Brookshire, Texas
This is a dramatic and powerful book that everybody will benefit from – even if you may not realize that you have a need for the Godly wisdom contained in it. It’s a page-turner that captivates you from start to finish. It’s loaded with God’s Word and wisdom, actual life experiences, pain, perseverance and victory! Truths that undergird all relationships literally jump out of the pages and grab you, touch you, relate to your own life experiences and edify you. You will be blessed. Thanks Jim for your obedience and insight. You are truly a mighty man of God who has again blessed the Body of Christ.
Jim Blanchard, Chair, Jordan-Blanchard Capital, LLC, Columbus, Georgia