I’ve finished reading a book called “11”, by Leonard Sweet.  Here is an interesting statement from his acknowledgements:

“In a culture where the commoditication of relationships is so severe that we have disposable kinfold, it may come as somewhat of a surprise that “good relationships” are key to a healthy, happy life.  This book was written because of the need for more specificity in what kinds of “good relatinships” keep us from not needing a therapist.”

Sweet goes on to talk about a Nathan, a Jonathan, Jethro, Timothy, Barnabas, Peter, Paul, Deborah, Zacchaeus, Rhoda, VIPS, Jerusalme and the Paraclete.  Although at sometimes the writing feels a little rushed, the overall idea of the book is great!