The Fine Art of Friendship:
Building and Maintaining Quality Relationships

© 1985 Ted W. Engstrom with Robert C. Larson

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Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN

1. Friendship. 2. Relationship quality.
BJ 1530.F8 E53 || 158/.2 19 || LC: 85003065 || OCLC: 11756457 || 142p.

The Fine Art of Friendship is presently held by 223 libraries including the Library of Congress and the University of Maryland.

Table of Contents

Foreword ........................................ 9

Introduction.................................... 11

1.  Those "Impossible" Cases...........15

2.  Friendship — A Piece of Cake?  25

3.  Recognizing Individuality ........... 39

4.  Learn to Listen ............................ 49

5.  "Being There" ............................... 63

6.  Look for the Unlikely .................... 76

7.  Praise and Encouragement .............. 90

8.  Making Others Number One .............. 100

9.  The Right Motive ................................ 113

10.  Proper Introductions ......................... 127

Afterword ................................................. 139

Notes ......................................................... 140

FOREWORD

I have known Ted Engstrom for nearly forty years. I can tell you that he possesses the rare quality of demonstrating in his own life the truths about which he writes.

   Ted Engstrom has learned well the secrets of friendship he advocates. He knows the awesome cost of giving one's self away to a friend. He knows the risks one must take in opening heart and life to another human being. He has tasted the joy of seeing a person whom he befriended blossom into blessed, fruitful living.

   Yes, he knows. And you, too, will know the secret of being a friend, if you listen and learn and act upon the principles so clearly presented in these pages.

Dr. Robert A. Cook

President

King's College

Briarcliff Manor, New York

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