Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Loneliness Solution by Jack Eason #lonelinesssolution

Genre: Christian self-help, Christian personal growth
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (October 13, 2020) 
  • ISBN-10 : 080073789X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800737894

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Statistics show that despite our connected world--and partly because of it--we are lonelier than ever. Social media tricks us into thinking that we are engaged in genuine friendships, except we never quite get beyond that feeling of being outside someone else's life and looking in every so often at what they choose to show the world. Instead of intimacy, we get little more than what amounts to digital small talk. But there is a solution.  

With plenty of good humor and practical advice, Jack Eason invites you to discover the benefits of doing life together with other brothers and sisters in Christ. Grounding his message in Scripture, Eason helps you

- learn the obstacles to real community
- reimagine what real friendship looks like
- discover a place of true belonging
- and more
If you're tired of feeling lonely, this encouraging and community-building book is just what you need.

While we as humans like to think that we are incredibly connected, thanks to the multitude of social media platforms, research shows that many of us identify as lonely. This book explores things that can stop us from having truly connected relationships as well as ways to develop a real, close-knit community. The author shares a variety of Scriptures which refer to unity and love, and then goes on to discuss learning to trust, meeting needs, praying together, and supporting causes. He also broaches the subject of encouraging our pastors--a group many of us don't think of as having an issue with loneliness. In this time of so much forced isolation, this book is a tremendous resource for reaching out to others and creating a real, in-depth relationship. I plan to put some of the ideas into practice for myself.

Five stars

About The Author
Jack Eason has been the executive director of Crossover Cups Mission for 30 years. The nonprofit organization's focus is on transforming the lives of young people in the Dominican Republic and Malawi. Additionally, Cups equips pastors through an annual HONOR event, along with partners like Focus on the Family and In Touch Ministries. Eason also consults with a variety of nonprofit ministries, helping them develop successful approaches to fundraising and development. He and his wife, Lynette, have been married for 23 years and have two children. They live in South Carolina.

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