Elisabeth Elliot is one of my favorite authors. She feels so keenly, thinks so deeply, and expresses herself so well. I thought I had read all of her books but Coie introduced me to Keep a Quiet Heart. When I went to get it on Amazon, I found a few others I had never heard of, including The Path of Loneliness: Finding your way through the wilderness to God.
I am somewhat embarrassed to mention that I bought a book with this title because loneliness conjures up notions of hopelessness, lassitude, and desperate unbelief. Talking about loneliness is also a vulnerable endeavor. There isn’t any shame in loneliness, though. People can be lonely at different times of their lives for myriad reasons.