Bestselling author brings hope and help to those struggling with loneliness, sharing effective strategies for overcoming and embracing solitude as a pathway to a closer relationship with God as well as a way to make meaningful connections with others. 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. As a single adult for many years, Ruth Graham understands loneliness. In Transforming Loneliness, 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. Loneliness is not the last word. God designed you for connection, and through his power you will find it. Includes a reader's discussion guide and the UCLA Loneliness Survey.