Deepening Our Relationships with God and Others When We Feel Alone
- ISBN :9781540901583
- Format :Paperback
- Pricing Attribute :Normal
- Page Count :288
- Dimensions :138 x 214 x 22mm
- Weight :401 gm
- Publication Date :26 Oct 2021
- Publisher :Baker Publishing Group
- Author :Ruth Graham
God designed you for connection . . . and through his power you will find it.
Loneliness knows no season. It can strike during times of busyness and a full social calendar just as easily as it can when plans are canceled and friends are far off. And we may be surprised just how common loneliness is among our friends, family, and colleagues. But it isn't inevitable and it isn't forever.
In Transforming Loneliness, Ruth Graham invites you to surrender your loneliness to God and work with Him in making healthy choices that lead to life, joy, and community. Through biblical principles and examples, along with true-life stories, you will discover how the core needs that drive your loneliness--the need to be known, to be chosen, to belong, and to be valued--can be met as God transforms your loneliness into a positive experience that accomplishes His purposes and draws you into a closer, more intimate, and more meaningful relationship with Him and others.
"We all experience loneliness. In this book Ruth Graham, drawing on her own experiences and biblical narrative, shows how God can transform our loneliness into a positive experience that draws us into a closer, more meaningful relationship with Him."--Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker; lead pastor of National Community Church
"This book is a perfect, timely, beautiful gift. Many of us experience loneliness yet struggle to be able to say that out loud. I know I have. Ruth gives words to our pain and comfort to our souls and helps us see that our God who transforms everything offered to Him can transform our loneliness too."--Sheila Walsh, cohost of Life Today; author of Holding On When You Want To Let Go
"Ruth Graham's book provides a fresh and helpful biblical lens on the concept of loneliness, which is that it can actually be a path to something much greater, and more purposeful, than we ever imagined. Her deeply vulnerable stories, scriptural principles, and practical steps will change you forever. Highly recommended."--John Townsend, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Boundaries; founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling
"To any of us--and indeed, all of us--who have experienced lonely times, I am delighted to recommend Ruth Graham's latest book. In it she invites us to cooperate with God as He transforms our loneliness into something that meets our needs and brings Him glory."--Dr. Eric L. Motley, author of Madison Park: A Place of Hope; executive vice president of the Aspen Institute, Washington, DC
"My dear friend Ruth Graham has written a timely book that sheds light on the continuously growing issue of loneliness, which at some point will be a struggle for every person. Ruth courageously shares her personal battle with loneliness and offers valuable insight on how we can work with God instead of against Him in our loneliest times. Get ready to experience how God can purpose loneliness for His Kingdom plans!"--Dr. Benny Tate Sr., pastor of Rock Springs Church, Milner, GA