20 Quotes from Scott Sauls’s New Book on Friendship

Matt Smethurst | November 26, 2016


The following 20 quotes caught my attention as I read Scott Sauls’s new book, Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear (Tyndale House, 2016) [interviewexcerpt | excerptreview]. Thanks to Tony Reinke for inspiring the 20 quotes idea.


“In Jesus, our judgment day was moved from the future to the past.” (13)

“After 18 years of pastoral ministry, I have never met a person who fell in love with Jesus because a Christian scolded them about their ethics. Have you?” (18–19)

“The more we walk the narrow path, the wider our communal embrace will be. The more convinced we are of the exclusive claims of Jesus—that he is the way, the truth, and the life and no one comes to the Father except through him—the more inclusively kind and compassionate we will be.” (22)

“We must become convinced that Love has to be a person to us before it can become a verb.” (23) 

“Jesus invites us—especially when marriages and friendships get difficult—to see ourselves and each other as he sees us. Jesus sees us and knows us with an everlasting love, with a love that has saved us from ourselves…


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