Finding God in My Loneliness – Book Review

September 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Adult Book Reviews

Book Title:  Finding God In My Loneliness

Author: Lydia Brownback

Publisher: Crossway

Number of Pages:  176

ISBN-10: 1433553937

ISBN-13: 978-1433553936

Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches

Amazon Blurb:

Young or old, single or married, male or female—at some point in life, we’re all confronted with loneliness. We try to fill the void or change our circumstances so we no longer feel the pain. But what if our pangs of loneliness are meant to point us to something greater?

Looking at various aspects of loneliness, Lydia Brownback reminds us of God’s power to redeem our loneliness and use it in our lives to draw us to himself. Ultimately, she helps us see that even when we feel misunderstood, forsaken, or abandoned, we’re never really alone. God is always with us, and only he can meet all of our needs in Christ Jesus.

My rating: 4 stars
My review:

I read this book twice before sitting down to write a review. I rarely do that.  In fact, I must confess that sometimes with book reviews I try to speed read through just so I can meet the review requirement and move on to another book. It’s not right but I maintain that my opinions of some books wouldn’t be that much different even if I chose to simmer over them rather than speed through.  That usually happens when I’m not overly fond of a book.

That’s not the case here.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this book. I don’t consider myself a lonely person per se.  But in the current season of my life I do find myself alone more and often would consider some moments lonely.  My default in those moments is to get online and surf, watch a stupid movie, or text garble to someone.

This book challenged me to rethink my alone moments but even more so, to embrace my lonely ones as a gift to drive me to Christ and His word.  Full of scripture and theological insight, this is a great book for women, though I suspect men will find nuggets as well.  Even though it’s written from a single woman’s perspective, the application is not at all limited to singles and, in fact, can be even more applicable to to marrieds as well.

Highly recommended!

I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

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