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Known: Finding Deep Friendships in a Shallow World
by Dick & Ruth Foth

In an often shallow and fast-paced world, how can we really know and be known by another person? How do we make true friends?

The Digital Age is all about change, but the need for true friendship never changes. You are designed for real engagement with others—for affirmation that goes beyond a simple “like” on social media, for connection over meals, for hope and excitement about the future. Above all, you need to be known and accepted for who you are. But how do you find and maintain this kind of friendship in a fluid and frenetic culture?

In Known, Dick and Ruth Foth offer inspiration and proven practices to build relationships through personal storytelling and affirmation. They draw on years of mentoring, rich relationships, and the model of Jesus to show you why friendship is one of the keys to a full life and the greatest gift we can give to each other.

Product Details

Format: paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5 x 8
ISBN: 9780735289758
Publisher: WaterBrook
Pub. Date: June 6, 2017

Meet the Authors

Dick Foth is an author, mentor, and storyteller. Dick earned his Masters Degree at Wheaton College Graduate School, and his doctorate at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He also serves on the teaching team of National Community Church, Willamette Christian Center, and Timberline Church, and is a popular speaker at numerous churches, conferences, and events.

Ruth Foth is a homemaker, gardener, and quilter. She has a degree from Bethany College. Richard and Ruth have four children and eleven grandchildren, and live in Colorado.

What People Are Saying

“I look for three things from an author: credibility, authenticity, and clarity of message. Dick and Ruth Foth have delivered on all three. Known: Finding Deep Friendships in a Shallow World is a masterpiece! Through their lives and their words, I will never look at relationships the same way again.”
Hal Donaldson, president, Convoy of Hope

“The world is full of storytellers, but starving for sages. When Dick and Ruth Foth write a book, we get the rare privilege of both! From Dick’s anecdotes, to Ruth’s poetry (and everything in between), this book is proof of the ancient truth that two are better than one! When I finished this book, I knew it was special! I felt a renewed sense of beauty and awe for the God I serve and the people around me. I haven’t read a book on relationships like this one in a long time!”
Chad Bruegman, teaching pastor and directional leadership team, Red Rocks Church, Denver, Colorado

Table of Contents

Foreword by Mark Batterson
Introduction: What Really Matters

First Things: Recognize What's True About Life
  1. The Great Alone
  2. The Grand Design
  3. What's a Friend?
  4. The Case for Conversation

Storytellers: Story Is the Soil from Which Friendship Grows
  5. God, the Storyteller
  6. Man, the Storyteller
  7. Your Starting Place
  8. How to Read a Walking Book
  9. A Journal and a Velcro Ribbon

Affirmers: Hearing Your Story, I Learn How to Love You
10. Speaking to God
11. Speaking to You
12. Fighting Fair
13. Doing Good
14. Reaching Wide

Covenanters: In a Throwaway Culture, Staying the Course Stands Out
15. The Pledge
16. On the Clock
17. Truth Telling
18. The Long Haul
19. The Chase

Dreamers: Dreams Fuel Hope
20. Trust Big and Dream Long
21. A Dream over Dinner
22. When All Is Said and Done

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