How Friendship with Jesus Changes Us
by Amy Boucher Pye
When Jesus walked the Earth, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus were some of His closest friends. He accepted them just as they were. In the context of a safe, vulnerable, and loving relationship with Him, each sibling was emboldened to move past cultural and social expectations, let go of unhealthy sin patterns, and be freed of bad habits—so they could embrace intimacy, rest, and wholeness in Him.
Today, Jesus offers the same invitation to you.
With a fresh, uplifting perspective on an often-told story, Amy Boucher Pye unpacks the dynamics of Jesus’s remarkable friendships with Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, inviting you to be transformed by the same love that upended their lives. With prayer exercises, a leader’s guide, and reflection questions, Transforming Love is the perfect resource for your Bible study, book club, or retreat.
Wherever you are on your life’s journey, let yourself be liberated to experience grounded faith, boundless joy, and profound peace through an ever-deepening friendship with Jesus.