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Did you enter adulthood thinking marriage would find you, only to end up at a second-cousin's wedding, dodging yet another bouquet the night before you turned 30? Maybe you've started wondering if this the best the single life has to offer.

Joy Beth Smith says it's not - that single life doesn't have to leave you constantly waiting for real life to begin. If you let go of the tired lies weighing you down, you can turn toward truth:

  • You don't have to be married to be wise. You don't have to be a mother to love. You don't have to own a home to be hospitable.
  • Singleness is not meant to be pitied, shamed, fixed, or even ignored. It is to be celebrated.
  • God doesn't promise you a husband, but he does promise comfort, intimacy, and satisfaction.

With humor, self-awareness, and been-there perspective, Party of One delves into the insecurities and struggles of singleness and encourages you to find the good, the true, and the beautiful, diving headfirst into community and no longer pressing pause on your life.

©2018 Joy Beth Smith (P)2018 HarperCollins Christian

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Quirky, hilarious, raw and honest

Party of one was unlike other books on singleness I have read: it was written by a person who is actually living the single life. It’s raw and honest, delves into personal stories, theology, thoughts around masterbation, online dating, and church life as a single person and gives a refreshingly honest perspective around the struggles and attributes singles add to society. May the church rise up and embrace people who are single more because of this book!

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This should be mandatory reading for all Christ followers

I’m a pastors kid and I would rate this book right under the Holy Bible. You should read the Bible, then you should read this book. Then you can read CS Lewis, Tim Keller, Dan Allender and NT Wright.
The truths contained in this book can satisfy all the what if’s and why nots you may be experiencing. This is not only good theology but life giving truths. I’m tempted to say this book should be sent home from hospital with all newborn girls. Buy this book and put it on the top of your stack. Read it.