The year 2020 brought a level of isolation, loneliness, and uncertainty that most of us had never experienced before in our lifetimes. The world found itself thrust into a quarantine period in order to slow the spread of disease. During this time, the question came to author Tim Brokaw, “What does a preacher preach during a pandemic in which people are forced to quarantine?” A conversation with a friend sparked a thought, “We’re not the only ones to undergo quarantine. There are numerous people in the Bible who found themselves in a type of quarantine—in prison, the wilderness, or a type of waiting.” It is through this lens that the author presents this book to you.
Lessons from Quarantine: Biblical Principles for Living in Tough Times by author Tim Brokaw is an inspiring book which delves deep into the stories of people in the Bible who underwent their own quarantine experience—not unlike what we’ve dealt with in 2020 and 2021. Beginning as a series of messages to an audience in the midst of its own quarantine, Tim has developed a compelling book which examines these biblical characters’ journeys and discusses what we can learn from their lives today.
Presenting nine principles along with study questions at the end of each chapter, this book is a powerful resource that can be used individually or in a group setting, helping readers apply these biblical lessons in one of the most difficult times in modern history. Its words provide a beacon of hope and encouragement that we will get through this together.