side by side ed welch book

We need each other.

Humans.

People.

We need each other.

From the very beginning God created mankind with the idea that we weren’t good on our own. After Adam walked around the Garden of Eden for a while God looked at him and decided that for man to be lonely was not good. After an entire track record of “good” creation, God decided to change the original plan by creating Eve. This was the beginning of community and togetherness.

It’s been some time since Eden. Yet, we are still created to be with one another. Biblical, authentic community and accountability are necessary parts of life. Anything less is brokenness.

Side By Side is a look into this designed togetherness. Ed Welch looks at people through the lens of biblical community and has create a beautiful piece of writing that both gives basis and application for living life together.

Dr. Ed Welch on why he wrote Side by Side from CCEF on Vimeo.

Side by Side Book Description

Practical Guidance for Loving Others Well

Everyone needs help from time to time, especially in the midst of painful circumstances and difficult trials. In this short book, a highly respected biblical counselor and successful author offers practical guidance for all Christians—pastors and laypeople alike—who want to develop their “helping skills” when it comes to walking alongside hurting people.

Written out of the conviction that friends are the best helpers, this accessible introduction to biblical counseling will equip believers to share their burdens with one another through gentle words of wisdom and kind acts of love. This book is written for those eager to see God use ordinary relationships and conversations between ordinary Christians to work extraordinary miracles in the lives of his people.

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