Achieving High Performance Friendship: A Book for Men

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Men commonly experience life without deep, meaningful friendships. The aim of this book is to help men achieve high performance friendship. What is high performance friendship? The authors provide an eight-point litmus test that they apply to their own high performance friendship:
1. Take the opportunity to provide selfless acts on behalf of the other.
2. Feel comfortable sharing inner-most thoughts, yet respect the other's private thoughts.
3. Trust the other with that which he holds dear.
4. Support each other when one falls short or fails, and readily grant forgiveness.
5. Appreciate and accept heartfelt constructive criticism.
6. Truly celebrate each other's success without jealousy or envy.
7. Sustain the relationship in spite of distance or time.
8. Refrain from making or tolerating any disparaging remarks about the other, expecially behind his back.

How can we achieve high performance friendship? Why not consider how Christ treated his male friends during His human experience? Could there be a better possible example? This book provides stories and principles of high performance friendship by drawing on the exemplary manner in which Christ treated His friends during His time on earth.

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About the Author:

Dr. John Vawter spent 10 years on the staff of Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) in both England and Northwestern USA as Area Director. For eighteen years, he pastored Wayzata Evangelical Free Church in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN, and Bethany Community Church in Tempe, AZ. He was the president of Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix and Western Seminary in Portland, OR. He has taught doctoral courses in six different seminaries and spoken in seventeen countries.

Dr. James Wetherbe is a professor, author and consultant in the Management of Information Technology. He has spent over forty years in academia and industry, serving on the faculty of the University of Houston, University of Minnesota, University of Memphis, and Texas Tech University. Author of over thirty books, he has lectured worldwide on leadership, communications and information technology.

Review:

A powerful book. The stories the authors share of their personal experiences in each chapter make the book come alive. I could relate to many of them myself. It is a book that will change the lives of those who read it. We men need to hear this message. --Reuel Nygaard - Author and Speaker

The book provides a compelling and thoughtful outline for improving men's relationships with one another. I really enjoy how the book (literally) emerges from a dialogue between the authors. There is also a distinctively open, even confessional quality in the book that is very genuine and poignant. Both authors openly share from their own foibles and difficult experiences. I also appreciate how the book mixes the paradigmatic qualities of Christlike friendship with the cautionary tales provided by the lives of less salutary characters. Lastly, the discussion questions make this book very useful for men's groups in churches. Bravo! --Dr. John Bartkowski - Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio

A timely and well written book. I found the 'teach by personal experience' style very credible and easy to read and understand. The conversational narrative draws one in to feel a part of what is going on. The topics were well chosen and what man would not want to be more Christllike? --Gary Buckmiller - Retired Business Executive and Seminary Board Member

The book provides a compelling and thoughtful outline for improving men's relationships with one another. I really enjoy how the book (literally) emerges from a dialogue between the authors. There is also a distinctively open, even confessional quality in the book that is very genuine and poignant. Both authors openly share from their own foibles and difficult experiences. I also appreciate how the book mixes the paradigmatic qualities of Christlike friendship with the cautionary tales provided by the lives of less salutary characters. Lastly, the discussion questions make this book very useful for men's groups in churches. Bravo! --Dr. John Bartkowski - Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio

A timely and well written book. I found the 'teach by personal experience' style very credible and easy to read and understand. The conversational narrative draws one in to feel a part of what is going on. The topics were well chosen and what man would not want to be more Christllike? --Gary Buckmiller - Retired Business Executive and Seminary Board Member

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