William V. Arnold is the former Marthina DeFriece Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. He is author of Introduction to Pastoral Care and coauthor of When You Are Alone and Christians and the Art of Caring. Margaret Anne Fohl is Associate Pastor Emerita of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Integrating religious and psychological perspectives and a variety of personal experiences, this problem-and-solution book looks at the positive values of solitude as well as the negative problems of loneliness. The book is divided into two parts: the first part seeks to underscore the power and intensity of the various experiences of being alone; the second part assists the reader in a more systematic exploration of theological and psychological roots for understanding aloneness.