From Loneliness to Connection

Transforming our Relationships in Christ

Adam Bittleston

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  • Spiritual thinker Adam Bittleston argues that feelings of loneliness come from a natural desire for oneness with God and other people
  • This practical book offers examples of connecting to the world, people and God
  • By exploring history, literature and the Gospels, Bittleston shows that struggling with loneliness is a universal experience

Explores how we can reconnect to our world, the people around us, and to God, in genuine relationships.

198 x 130 mm
Floris Books
Religion & Spirituality; Philosophy of Human Life
120 pages
Publication date:
10 Jan 2013
2nd edition


In our busy world, it's easy to feel isolated from those around us. Even (and sometimes especially) people surrounded by family and friends can sense a hole in their lives, which we sometimes call loneliness.

Adam Bittleston argues that this is natural, since we were created with a natural desire for oneness, unity and connection, both with God and with other people. In practice, our relationships often fall short of fulfilling that need.

In this practical book, he offers examples of how we can connect to the world through our senses, connect to people through genuine speech and inward listening, and connect to God through Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Drawing on many examples of loneliness from history, literature, mythology and the Gospels, Bittleston shows that struggling with loneliness is a universal experience.


Adam Bittleston (1911-1989) was born at Ockley, Surrey. He studied philosophy, politics and economics and Oxford and was ordained as a priest of The Christian Community in 1935. He worked in Leeds, London and Edinburgh. From 1970 he taught at the training centre of The Christian Community, and at Emerson College at Forest Row, Sussex. He is the author of many books on spiritual issues.


Also by Adam Bittleston:
Meditative Prayers for Today
Our Spiritual Companions: From Angels and Archangels to Cherubim and Seraphim

There's also a comprehensive biography of Adam Bittleston, along with a selection of his writings:
Adam Bittleston: His Life, Work and Thought by Kenneth Gibson

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