We were not created to be alone, do life alone or to walk in loneliness.
Book: The Loneliness Solution
Author: Jack Eason
I received a complimentary copy for the purposes of facilitating a review. Any opinions expressed are solely my own.
We thrive better in community. We can bounce ideas, thoughts, emotions off of one another when we are in direct proximity of one another. When we are around each other we can sense when someone is in need or hurting. These kinds of things are difficult to access when we are alone or not around a group of people.
We turn down the opportunity to connect with someone because we have decided that checking off another item on our task list is more important. This wrong thinking will lead to continual behaviors that will push us away from conversation and community.
About the Book:
You are not alone.
We are lonelier than ever. As countless students travel home for the holidays, many may feel especially isolated and lonely, even while “keeping up” with friends on social media. 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.
NOW is the time to share this book with parents, students–everyone–to foster a healthy, relational community for all!
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When I reviewed the title of the book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I started reading and I was immediately drawn into the words that were spoken. How many times have we pulled away from friends or family instead of going to visit, make the phone call or spend quality time with our loved ones?
It is so easy to be self-absorbed in your own little bubble and not have interactions with others for days, months or even years. Community and connectivity has to be intentional. We have to make the time to spend time with one another. Even with our crazy, hectic schedules – it is important to check in on your family, friends and loved ones.
Social media makes it so easy to drown out the need for face-to-face interaction. Like the book states that, social media makes it easy to get caught up in missed opportunities to connect, interdependency, busyness and lack of meaningful conversations.
My takeaways from the book
The importance of praying together
The importance of community and togetherness
Having deep, meaningful connections and conversations
One-on-One and Face-to-Face communication and its significance
Practical questions and the end of each chapter for reflection
The Loneliness Solution is a great addition to any book club, self-improvement, church course curriculum or resource. This book is a necessary wake up call to us all. We need to remain in constant connectivity with those around us and continue to make time for community.
About the Author:
Jack Eason serves ministries and non profits throughout the United States and around the world sharing principles for fundraising, growth and development, board governance, and other areas of ministry leadership. He enjoys serving as one of the pastors at Cross Roads Baptist Church in the Upstate of South Carolina as well as the of Crossover CUPS Mission, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that has been privileged to serve the local Church and missions-related organizations around the world for 30 years. Jack also travels speaking to students in high school and college and talks about the issue of loneliness, how we can make good friends, and the power of togetherness.
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