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While singleness is often widely misunderstood by many in the church today and often viewed in negative terms, the Bible speaks about it very differently. This book sets forth a positive vision of singleness by responding to seven common misconceptions, such as the notion that singleness is too hard, requires a special spiritual gift, is a hindrance to ministry, or is a waste of sexuality. Addressed to the church as a whole and written by a single pastor, 7 Myths About Singleness will help listeners better understand, support, and empower the singles around them to contribute to the flourishing of the church as a whole.

©2019 Sam Allberry (P)2019 Two Words Publishing LLC

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Good to read while you're single!

I like the way in which Sam Allberry explains the difficulties of both sides (singleness and marriage) not letting one better than the other. He's very open and sincere to tell about his struggles, and that gets even closer to the heart.
I've heard some of his preachings and I've discovered a treasure in him. He's a great Pastor!

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Outstanding.

This is easily the best book on Christian singleness I’ve ever read. It’s packed with truth, encouragement, and wise counsel - plus it’s a super easy read.

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Simple and good

I’m glad Sam has added his voice to this topic. I do hope it encourages and challenges many. However, having read many books on singleness and listened to sermons, podcasts, etc on the topic, there’s nothing really new in this book: Singleness is good and challenging. Jesus was single, Paul was single. Use your singleness for others. Build friendships.
I do appreciate that Sam knows by experience what he is stating and that may be the book’s most valuable asset.
The narrator was good.

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wow!!! just wow this book was God given.

I'm so grateful for God using him as a vessel to share the gospel about singleness.

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Gave me a renewed and biblical view on singleness

All around a fantastic listen. I just put it on every time I drove and listened through it in less than a week

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Good to read whether single or not!

Helpful for me to read on Valentine’s Day this year. 😉 But truly, I appreciate the reminders Allberry writes about my highest calling- to know God and glorify Him regardless of my marital status.

Married people, please read! If you know even ONE single person, this will help you love them better. At least to know what well meant but hurtful things to stop saying to us single people. No matter who we are, if we are part of the family of God, we have been given gifts that benefit our brothers and sisters in Christ. To say I’m incomplete as single is to literally say Jesus was not fully human. Be careful.

Personally, i loved his point about Jesus’ teaching that obedience is worth more than any physical children I could ever have. It’s easy to bemoan my current singleness as years slipping away from me that I am able to bear children. As if by worrying about it I will suddenly find the man of my dreams, and start a family. But what is my deepest desire in all that? It reveals an idol of marriage and motherhood. Although I can’t know whether I will get married, I do believe I will. But in God’s perfect timing. And in the meantime, I get to invest in spiritual children right where I am. What a blessing. I’m thankful to Allberry to help me see that so clearly.

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Powerful and life changing book

I enjoyed every minute of this book! Every chapter provided invaluable information! If you’re single and Christian, this book will definitely impact you for the better but the truth is, this book will also positively impact the dating, engaged and even married. Being a happy single is a wonderful ingredient to being a happy anything else. This is a powerful book.

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helpful for all

It was convicting to me as a single, and Sam wrote things that made me think how to be a better person as a single. He also wrote things that I wished everyone would know and think about. Two points: everyone has be single and maybe single again; both singleness and marriage have their great parts and their hard parts.

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Best discussion on singleness ever

Sam has written a great book examining myths spoken and / or perceived among society and specifically Christians.

A must read especially for people in ministry.

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So Helpful

This is an amazing book! I listen to this book after my engagement ended, and it gave amazing encouragement and helped me dive deeper into God’s word. Highly suggest listening to it along side the RZIM Cover to Cover podcast.

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  • Hannah S.
  • 02-25-20

Excellent

Excellent, encouraging, honest. I would recommend this to single and married people. So so good.

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  • Julia Gover
  • 06-26-19

Fantasticly encouraging and well thought-out

Technical issue: There's a small drop-out if audio in chapter 7 about half way in

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  • Callom
  • 05-27-19

Wow

Devoured this. So challenging. So interesting. So Jesus saturated. Everyone should read this book and share it.

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  • Tim Foster
  • 05-17-19

Brilliant book. But please hire some Brits!

Fantastic book! Only one I know if on this issue and it's a cracker!

But learn to pronounce the author's name and any referenced cultural oddities. I'm sure we can hope for that with the internet.

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  • Natz
  • 06-03-21

This Book is necessary!

so many important and key points about singleness and marriage. I encourage everyone to read!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-21-21

This book is exceptional!!!

This book is amazing!! such a massive blessing to me. It is literally making me feel like God really loves me for making me single. I was really struggling with singleness and this book is such a huge blessing to me.

I would highly recommend it.

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  • John F
  • 12-28-20

The best book on singleness I've read

Over the past 5-6 years, I have read as many books on the topic(s) of singleness, marriage, the will of God in relationships, etc. This is comfortably the best of them, when it comes to discussing singleness.

Too often, I find these kinds of books fall into one of three traps:
i) Saying that singleness is just a season in life.
ii) Treating the thought of singleness as mortifying – or a “cross to bear”.
iii) Trying to argue that singleness is unambiguously great, for a single chapter/section/paragraph/sentence, before swiftly moving onto the more comfortable topic of marriage.

This book does not fall into any of these traps. Sam Allberry takes a frank, open and honest look at singleness – both its advantages (and he convincingly argues that these are not insignificant!) and its pitfalls.

While the book is structured around “7 Myths”, it is very easy to experience as a straightforward and comprehensive discussion about singleness, relationships, and marriage – but with the prime focus being on singleness.

I don’t agree with absolutely everything he says – and I have not experienced the weight of some of the feelings he expresses in the penultimate chapter (though I can completely understand how they would arise). However, in terms of non-canonical Christian books, this is 1 of perhaps 3 I’ve read in the past 2 years that I would strongly recommend to all. This recommendation is not limited to Christian singles, but also applies to couples: I would strongly advise you to read this book if you are seeking to understand/help your single friends, or if you’re trying to understand why anyone would remain single.

Also, the performance of the audiobook is top class. I think Jon Hemmer does a fantastic job of emphasising the meaning of the text.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-16-20

Single season

I really enjoyed this book, it was quick and easy to get through. I wish the book was longer. You will definitely enjoy this book.

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  • T E Brown
  • 07-11-20

Biblically and personally rich reflection

Rewarding for both singles and non-singles this book both deals with common Christian misconceptions about singleness and gives deeply Biblical and personally reflective account of the single life in both it's challenges and blessings.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-31-19

Helpful for understanding

I’ve always been really invested in being married, but this book helped me balance my view and understand some of the troubles of marriage and benefits of singleness. However it does also give a sobering presentation of some of the troubles of singleness, and can help you in your evaluation of these two pathways, or to understand your single friends better.

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  • Kit
  • 05-16-19

Really really good

I finished it in 2 days. Easy to listen to. The authors gives reason from the Bible and provide concrete examples of how to put it into practice. I am planning to re-listen to it.

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  • Emma
  • 03-05-19

Narrator muffs it a bit.

There’s a few words in this that are obviously British that the narrator hasn’t checked the pronunciation of ... and is it just me, or does that include the author’s name?! 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ GREAT book though.