‘How to Have a Better Relationship with Anybody’. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t welcome some wisdom in this area! People can be hard. Hard to please, hard to agree with, hard to get along with, etc.. But as James Hilt expresses in his book, there are basic things that all people want that we can offer as Christians. By doing these things we are creating opportunities for others to feel loved, accepted, and hopefully see the love of Christ through our actions.
I liked this book for many reasons, one of them being the way that James writes. This book is organized into short essays with the aim of giving the reader some tips and tricks in relationships with others. James was also very relatable in his writing. I felt like I could connect to almost everything he said, and it took me by surprise to learn that this book was written before social media and cell phones. I honestly couldn’t tell!
I do wish that some things in the book could have been updated to reflect the time we are in now. I felt some statements on mental health weren’t accurate but this wasn’t a focus of the book nor did it affect the validity of James’s other words.
Everyone can benefit from this book. Whether you want to dive in and read it in its entirety like me, or if you want to read what’s relevant to you in your season. It’s helpful, relatable, and most importantly centered on Christ’s interactions with others and how we can learn from Him.
Thank you to Moody Publishers for the free copy in exchange for an honest review.