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Bridging the Gap: Biblical Strategies for Dealing with Loneliness explores the multifaceted nature of loneliness, offering scriptural insights and practical strategies to help individuals overcome feelings of isolation. In today's world of constant connectivity, many people still experience profound loneliness despite being surrounded by friends, classmates, coworkers, and fellow churchgoers. This book delves into the causes of loneliness, examining social, personal, cultural, and spiritual factors, and contrasts the illusion of connection with genuine, meaningful relationships.


Drawing on biblical wisdom, the book highlights the struggles of figures like Elijah and David, offering readers a deeper understanding of emotional and social isolation. Through the lenses of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Biblical Counseling, it addresses personal barriers to connection and provides actionable steps to build confidence, overcome shyness, and improve conversation skills.


In addition, Bridging the Gap offers guidance on strengthening family bonds, nurturing friendships, and using technology wisely to foster genuine connections. With a focus on practical, church-based initiatives, it encourages readers to live out the second greatest commandment—loving their neighbors as themselves—and to actively participate in building a supportive, connected community.


Whether you're seeking to understand your own loneliness or to support others in their journey, this book provides a comprehensive, faith-based approach to creating and maintaining meaningful, life-giving relationships.



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (May 15, 2024)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 221 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8325744372
  • Item Weight: ‎ 13.9 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches



EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 220+ books. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).

BRIDGING THE GAP: Biblical Strategies for Dealing with Loneliness

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