The Blessings of Friendship Treasury by Mary Engelbreit (review)


The Blessings of Friendship by Mary Engelbreit is a beautiful collection of poems, quotes, and Bible verses from many sources all put together into a darling book perfect for one of any age. Mary’s whimsically detailed art covers all forty pages of this hardcover book and is sure to delight new as well as long time fans. Though this book is marketed toward children ages four to eight years old, I know that any friend whatever the age would love this book as a heartfelt token of how much their friendship is cherished.

The artwork, poems, and quotes chosen in this book reflect all that there is to be a true friend. Main factors included sharing what you have, listening to your friends, being an encouragement, loving one another, helping each other out and so forth. A few well known authors I recognized in this collection such as Shel Silverstein & Charles Dickens. Many of the verses are taken from the NIrV version of the Bible on friendship such as Luke 6:31, Ecclesiastes 4:9, John 15:2, and so forth.

Mary’s art has always been a favorite of mine. She does an excellent job of making everything cheerful with every little detail and the cheerful bright colors. The illustrations include both boys and girls enjoying the simple things in life which in turn are usually that most cherished. There are pictures of tea parties, taking a stroll through the park, climbing trees together, playing up in a tree-house, playing in a pond, gazing up into the stars together among many others.

I would highly recommend this book for any child or adult. I believe this book would make a wonderful gift anytime of the year. I’m quite happy with this collection and am looking forward to adding more of Mary Engelbreit’s published books to my collection in the future.

Interested in Purchasing? The Blessings of Friendship Treasury can be found on for $12.95 as of this posting.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations.