The Bible abounds with stories of deep and lasting friend ship, portraits of characters in God's family. This study offers insights for better, more meaningful friendships by examining historical models, including Abraham, Ruth, David and Jonathan, Mary and Elizabeth, Jesus, and Barnabas. The characteristics of commitment, unfailing kindness, and open sharing are repeated. Jesus is reflected in the faces of historical models, the One who models each of these charac teristics perfectly. Fisherman Bible studies are among the most popular on the market. There are nearly 60 book, character, topical, or core studies to choose from, so you're bound to find something just right for your group. Each study features built-in leadership helps and a flexible format you can use in all kinds of settings. 11 studies for individuals or groups.