Friend of Sinners: Why Jesus cares more about relationship than perfection by Rich Wilkerson, Jr. is interesting book that challenges readers to think differently about how they perceive and treat “sinners”.


Rich points readers to Jesus Christ as the example of how to value our relationships with all people.



There is no denying that the first thing that stands out about this book is it’s pink and black cover. I believe this color choice hints at the content within the book. It’s likely to be unexpected and to some even shocking.


In today’s society, there is no shortage of books about Jesus and His approach to a variety of aspects in life. I’d like to say that this book separates itself from the pack, but in my opinion it doesn’t. Many of the things that are shared aren’t new concepts, they’re just presented from a new perspective. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s just important for readers to know that upfront.


Having never met Rich, listened to or read any of his content previously, one thing I can say for certain is that he has a fascinating ability to convey his personality through his writing. That’s a unique ability that not every writer possesses. His personality surely shines and creates a very enjoyable reading experience. He is personable, relatable and has a knack for telling funny stories. I especially enjoyed reading about his experience with kids. It genuinely made laugh out loud.


This book does a wonderful job of conveying great insights on the message of Jesus Christ and how many of us unintentionally miss its true meaning. There are loads of valuable insights shared within this book that are sure to help a lot of readers. However, it’s important for me to note that this book isn’t going to appeal to every reader.



If you would like to learn more, you can check the book out on Amazon.

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