Open up for friendships

Befriend by Scott SaulsI think every person is in a way or in some parts of their lives judgment-fearing. What does that mean?

It means that you are fearing what others are thinking about you. People with high self-esteem know that they are unique, that there is no way they could be compared to anybody else. Your uniqueness expresses itself also in the certainty that nobody outside yourself can really know who you are. It doesn’t matter to them what others think about them.

So, how can you avoid being judgment-fearing? You can learn to be yourself, to know who you are and what unique character you have.

The answer to stop fearing what others think of yourself can be in opening up for friendships and love. The following book, recently published and already a bestseller, can help in getting out of that judgment-fear:

Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear Kindle Edition

Befriend by Scott Sauls


Scott Sauls

Publication Date

October 4, 2016


Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (October 4, 2016)

File Size

8976 KB

Print Length

241 Pages

We live in a world where real friendship is hard to find. Suspicious of others and insecure about ourselves, we retreat into the safety of our small, self-made worlds. Now more than ever, it’s easy to avoid people with whom we disagree or whose life experiences don’t mirror our own. Safe among like-minded peers and digital “friends,” we really don’t have to engage with those who can challenge and enhance our limited perspectives.

Customer reviews:

Why do we have to be so polarized in our culture today?! In this book, Scott Sauls gives us ways to find common ground, unity, and friendship with those FAR different than we.

Befriend is an inspirational book. It encourages readers to befriend those different from us. I particularly enjoyed it because it spoke about how much impact a friendship can have.