Loneliness is an isolating and powerful struggle, especially when you’re closed off from the rest of the world. So whether you’re feeling lonely because of quarantine or because you’re struggling to figure out where you fit in the world, we pray that one of these books helps you find insight and peace in the midst of your pain. Some of the books are pretty emotional, others are fairly academic, so find the one that speaks to your lonely heart.
Connected: Curing the Pandemic of Everyone Feeling Alone Together
By: Erin Davis
You’re connected to hundreds of friends on social media, yet you still feel totally alone. Erin Davis, author of Connected, provides practical advice and personal insight based on personality tests, real-life experiences and research performed on women from across the nation. Her pursuit is to cure the loneliness disease.
By: Trevor Hudson
We all long for friendships, and God longs to be friends with us. He is the solution for our deep desire to be known and valued. In Beyond Loneliness, Trevor Hudson helps readers discover how to know God and deepen their relationship with Him. He guides readers toward building a friendship with God through exercises and reflective questions.
The Naked Soul: God’s Amazing, Everyday Solution to Loneliness – eBook
By: Tim Alan Gardner
We silently endure our loneliness, deep down, hoping that someone will penetrate through the thick layer of distance we’ve created between ourselves and everyone else. God’s given us the longing to be intimately known and loved. In his book, The Naked Soul, Tim Alan Gardner helps readers pursue the authentic relationships they long for.
The Loneliness Solution: Finding Meaningful Connection in a Disconnected World
By: Jack Eason
We long for genuine friendships, but our social media connections just aren’t cutting it. Author of The Loneliness Solution, Jack Eason, not only encourages readers to gain those desired friendships, but also provides practical ideas on how to build those relationships. His goal is to help people live life together, not via a phone.
Never Alone: Six Encounters with Jesus to Heal Your Deepest Hurts
By: Tiffany Bluhm
Our deepest longing is to be loved and accepted. As we go through life, those desires seemed to be shattered. Those wounds can influence our perspective of ourselves, others and even God. Tiffany Bluhm’s book reminds us of the truth in Christ and His deep love for us, means we are Never Alone.
Alone Sucks: God’s Cure for Our Human Crises
By: Timothy Eldred
We quickly become embarrassed when we don’t have it all together. In reality, everyone struggles, yet we continue to hide our faults, pretending to be perfect. This fake lifestyle is exhausting and leaves us feeling alone, tangled up in our own mess of failure. But God sees our true potential, He knows the person He intended us to be and He wants us to live in that fulness.
God’s Remedy for Rejection
By: Derek Prince
Rejection can lead to feelings of hopelessness, inadequacy and failure. It can become the root of various problems. The remedy for rejection is Jesus, who faced the ultimate rejection. He knows how much rejection hurts, which is why He planned a life for you that is full of acceptance.
Finding God in My Loneliness
By: Lydia Brownback
It is possible that your feelings of loneliness are meant to pull you closer to God. By analyzing various aspects being alone, Lydia Brownback, author of Finding God in My Loneliness, helps you discover that God is always with you, even in the midst of feeling misunderstood, forsaken or abandoned. The resolve for difficult times is to always turn toward your savior.
Season of Heartbreak: Healing for the Heart, Brain, and Soul
By: Mark Gregory Karris
The experience of a breakup leaves you feeling heartbroken and lonely. The grief of losing a romantic interest leaves deep wounds, which are often overlooked by others. Therapist and author, Mark Karris, uses spiritual practices such as contemplative prayer, journaling, self-compassion and other techniques to help readers discover healing.