Christian Books About Singleness
Here are some Christian books about singleness. In some ways being single is harder as a Christian, especially when you're also celibate. Though in some ways, it's easier.
I've got a large collection of Christian books about singleness. I'll start writing up reviews of them on this page, beginning with just a few...
My Collection of Christian Singleness Books
This is my favourite book about singleness, and I have a lot of them. I'll write more soon... The publisher says "Incorporating an extensive study guide into the book, Michael Cavanaugh uses personal anecdotes and biblical understanding to share six important truths about singleness. He explains that God wants to use your singleness to bring you closer to Him."
This is probably my second favourite Christian singleness book. I tend to prefer the ones that help you to feel okay (or even good) about being single, rather than the "how to find a spouse" type of books. I'll write more later...
From the publisher, "If you're single and feeling incomplete or even like a second-class citizen in Christian circles, Dr. Tony Evans wants to encourage you to live fully where you are. Kingdom Single will encourage you to see yourself as complete in Christ and free to serve Him. It will empower you to live as Kingdom men and women in a corrupt culture. Tony Evans is a much-loved pastor and known for his sense of knowing when to encourage and when to lovingly admonish, to help people become who God calls them to be. If you are single and reading this book-or if you lead or pastor singles-your identity in Christ will be affirmed. Additionally, you will receive coaching for what to look for in a prospective spouse, and be challenged to live godly lives while pursuing Kingdom causes."
This one is so small in some places the title is "Singleness Minibook". It's also almost free. It's also really, really good. It would be third on my list of christian singleness books to get just because it's so cheap and so good (and easy to carry around also).
From the publisher:
Some Christian singles are perfectly content while others are not. Many feel like they are missing out because they re missing marriage, wondering: Is there something wrong with me? When is it my turn? What if I never find someone? In Singleness: How to be Single and Satisfied, June Hunt reveals how to be happy being single, how to uproot common causes of discontentment, and how to find joy in knowing that God is our ultimate need-meeter for love, significance, and security.
Whether you are single for a season or single again, discover biblical truths about how God wants to use your singleness to fulfill His purpose and plan for your life. Perfect resources for anyone who is single and Christian (including single Christian women, single moms, single Christian men, etc.)
Christian and Single? Find out God's View of Singleness and Discover the Benefits of Living Single This 96-page book, Singleness: How to Be Single and Satisfied, features -
1. Definition Section, covering key definitions and insights on singleness including the 3 types of singleness (single for all seasons, single for a season, and single again) and the unique challenges each faces.
2. Characteristics Section, covering the 18 signs of discontentment and practical ways to use your time of singleness for God's purpose and glory. Experience the peace that comes from fully realizing that it is God - not a spouse - that can complete us, making us fill whole and giving us the love, significance, and security we so often crave from others.
3. "Steps to Solution" Section provides practical, Bible-based advice on how to develop a healthy perspective of singleness, how to be C.O.N.T.E.N.T, and how to line up your self-image with God's image of you. Includes a close up look at what the Bile says about singleness and includes encouraging Scriptures!
Includes Practical Tools and Tips on How to Develop a Healthy Perspective of Singleness:
5 myths about singleness and how to NOT to fall for them.
Contentment Test/Checklist - provides 36 self-reflective questions to help you gauge your level of contentment on a personal, social, and spiritual level.
Q & A on Common Questions, such as -
Is it scriptural to participate in matchmaking/online dating services?
Why should I stay pure?
What does having a "healthy" view of singleness look like?
Why doesn't God give me the desires of my heart?
Isn't marriage encouraged in the Bible?
As a single Christian woman and as a Christian counselor, June Hunt addresses the secret questions often asked by singles that cause discontentment, such as -
"When can I have a fulfilling companionship?"
"What is wrong with me?"
"How can I keep from feeling unwanted?"
"Why am I not worthy enough to be loved?"
"Who will make me feel important?"
Enjoy Practical Advice on How to be Happy Being Single -
The good news is that you don't need anyone to complete you. You are already complete in Christ! Find out how God wants to use your singleness to fulfill His purpose, to fulfill your deepest needs, and ultimately to bring you closer to him.