The Loneliness Solution: Finding Meaningful Connection in a Disconnected World

The Loneliness Solution: Finding Meaningful Connection in a Disconnected World

by Jack Eason

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Overview

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.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493426812
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/13/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 3 MB

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 23 years and have two children. They live in South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Part 1 The Problem of Loneliness

1 Living Life Alone 15

2 It's Hard to Find Someone to Talk To 25

3 The Fight against Loneliness 35

4 Breaking the Pull of Isolation and Insulation 45

5 Fitting in at Starbucks 55

6 An Imperfect Group of People 65

Part 2 The Loneliness Solution

7 The Power of WE 75

8 We Are Family 86

9 Overcoming Roadblocks to Friendship 98

10 Learning to Trust 107

11 The Power of Praying Together 116

12 The Joy of Meeting Needs 124

13 Rally around a Cause 136

14 Together, We Can 149

15 What Will It Take? 154

16 You Gotta Have Faith: A Letter to Christ Followers 165

17 Encouraging Leaders Who Are Lonely: A Letter to Leaders 171

18 Final Words 177

Notes 181

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