7 Myths About Singleness

by Sam Allberry     |     Book Summary


Author: Sam Allberry
Publisher: Crossway
Date: February 2019
Pages: 176

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For a lot of people, both inside and outside the church, singleness is presumed to be wholly negative. It follows, then, that any who are single should be encouraged to think about and pursue marriage. Should anyone suggest that they might be better to remain single, they often are met with a sense of suspicion that they are odd at best, defective at worst.

The assumption that lies behind these attitudes is that “singleness is presumed to be pretty much awful” (p. 12). Marriage gives sexual fulfilment, intimacy, family, and even ministry opportunities. Surely, since singleness is the absence of marriage, it is also the absence of these good things, too?

In fact, although the Bible paints a realistic picture of life in a fallen world, it is unashamedly positive about both marriage and singleness. In short, singleness is a God-given gift and blessing.

It is worth digging into this positive view, but to get there requires “overturning some common misconceptions” (p. 15). That’s what this book is here to do.





7 Myths About Singleness

by Sam Allberry

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

AuthorSam Allberry
PublisherCrossway
DateFebruary 2019
Pages176


Overview:

For a lot of people, both inside and outside the church, singleness is presumed to be wholly negative. It follows, then, that any who are single should be encouraged to think about and pursue marriage. Should anyone suggest that they might be better to remain single, they often are met with a sense of suspicion that they are odd at best, defective at worst.

The assumption that lies behind these attitudes is that “singleness is presumed to be pretty much awful” (p. 12). Marriage gives sexual fulfilment, intimacy, family, and even ministry opportunities. Surely, since singleness is the absence of marriage, it is also the absence of these good things, too?

In fact, although the Bible paints a realistic picture of life in a fallen world, it is unashamedly positive about both marriage and singleness. In short, singleness is a God-given gift and blessing.

It is worth digging into this positive view, but to get there requires “overturning some common misconceptions” (p. 15). That’s what this book is here to do.




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