The Loneliness Solution
Finding Meaningful Connection in a Disconnected World
- Pub. Date
- Oct 2020
You are not alone.
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. Yet 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.
"I know Jack's heart and his desire to see people connected--not just to one another but to Jesus. I highly recommend this book."--Lynette Eason, bestselling and award-winning author of over fifty books, including the Danger Never Sleeps series
"If you feel isolated and disconnected, this book will be a lifeline of hope for you."--Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary
"Read this and then pass it along. There are too many of us who need to know we are, in fact, better together!"-- Don Wilton, pastor of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina (Dr. Billy Graham's former pastor)
Jack Eason has been the executive director of Crossover Cups Mission for thirty years. He 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 twenty-three years and have two children. They live in South Carolina.
"I don't know if you struggle with loneliness, but I used to. And honestly, I wish I'd had this book back then. I think it would have been a great help and given me some tangible things I could do to combat the feeling of solitude, of not fitting in. Because I'm married to the guy, I know Jack's heart and his desire to see people connected, not just to one another, but to Jesus. I highly recommend this book for all ages in all walks of life. You won't be sorry you read it. In fact, you might find yourself seeing others in a new light and reaching out to offer friendship and hope to someone who has none. Take the time to read the book, then go be the one who brings a smile to a lonely person's face and a renewing of joy to their heart."
Lynette Eason, bestselling and award-winning author of over fifty books including the Danger Never Sleeps series
"Years ago, a well-known mega-church pastor told me, 'Loneliness is the hardest part of my ministry.' He speaks for thousands of ministry leaders and other Christians who struggle with this same dilemma: so many people, so few meaningful relationships. This book lays out the problem, along with practical solutions for solving the loneliness dilemma. If you feel isolated and disconnected, this book will be a lifeline of hope for you."
Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary
"This wonderful book shows the heart of this friend of mine in so many ways. It flows freely from the depth of his real-life experience and deals with the issues we all grapple with as we live out the reality of this life God has given us. Jack speaks truth and provides one practical application after another in an effort to encourage and guide every reader. I wholeheartedly recommend you read this and then pass it along. There are too many of us who need to know we are, in fact, better together!"
Don Wilton, pastor of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina (Dr. Billy Graham's former pastor)
"I strongly recommend this timely and needed book. Jack Eason exposes why the most interconnected and over-connected generations in history self-identify as the most lonely. He doesn't leave it as simply a description of a state of being, but reveals God's solution. With engaging and relatable stories, Eason expresses God's desire that man or woman not be alone, and he provides practical, biblical steps to remedy the issue. Each chapter concludes with a list of recommended action steps. This is more than a theoretical treatise, but a call to action in the community, and as revealed in the final chapters, even within the church."
David Tarkington, pastor of First Baptist Church of Orange Park, Florida, and founder of First Family Network
"We have never had more 'friends' yet been more lonely than we are in our current culture. Social media isn't the answer to this pervasive loneliness and desire for inspiration and genuine relationships. Jack Eason provides a captivating narrative directing readers to the Hope and Answer for loneliness found only in a relationship with Jesus Christ."
Rick Brewer, PhD, MBA; president and professor of Management, Louisiana College