Have extra time on your hands during this COVID season? Why not join us in reading the book 7 Myths about Singleness by Sam Allberry and discussing it with us via Zoom on Thursday, May 21, at either noon or 7:30pm? (This will be the focus of our Zoom Singles Gathering for that day.). Especially in a season where everyone is feeling their loneliness more because of social distancing, this book helps us process a biblical view of singleness - what it is and what it isn't.
If you're unfamiliar with the author, Sam is British, single never married, in his early 40s, and is a pastor as well as speaker and author. His hobbies include American history, bad jokes and slowly perfecting his recipe for Thai green curry.
Currently, the book is between $10-$11 on Amazon, and the Kindle version is only $6. We've also got a couple of copies we've ordered, so if money is tight in this season, please let Nate or Ashley know. We don't want money to be a reason why people can't join in for this.
Here's a blurb about the book:
If marriage shows us the shape of the gospel, singleness shows us its sufficiency.
Much of what we commonly assume about singleness—that it is primarily about the absence of good things like intimacy, family, or meaningful ministry—is either flat-out untrue or, at the very least, shouldn’t be true. To be single, we often think, is to be alone and spiritually hindered.
But the Bible paints a very different picture of singleness: it is a positive gift and blessing from God. This book seeks to help Christians—married and unmarried alike—value singleness as a gift from God so that we can all encourage singles to take hold of the unique opportunities their singleness affords and see their role in the flourishing of the church as a whole.