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Singled Out: Why Celibacy Must Be Reinvented in Today's Church
     

Singled Out: Why Celibacy Must Be Reinvented in Today's Church

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by Christine Colón
 

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Authors Christine Colón and Bonnie Field thought that by a certain age they would each be married. But they watched that age come and go--and still no walks down the aisle.

In Singled Out, they reflect on their experience--and that of an increasing number of Christians. Rejecting overly simplistic messages from the church about "waiting for

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Authors Christine Colón and Bonnie Field thought that by a certain age they would each be married. But they watched that age come and go--and still no walks down the aisle.

In Singled Out, they reflect on their experience--and that of an increasing number of Christians. Rejecting overly simplistic messages from the church about "waiting for marriage," they explore a deeper understanding of celibacy that affirms singles' decision to be sexually pure, acknowledges their struggles, and recognizes their importance in the church community.

Thoughtful and accessible, Singled Out is an invaluable voice of realistic encouragement for any single as well as an important tool for church leaders and others concerned with mission and ministry for singles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441204288
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
380 KB

Meet the Author

Christine A. Colón (PhD, University of California at Davis) is associate professor of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. She has published articles in Women's Writing, Renascence, and Brontë Studies as well as in several volumes of collected essays. Bonnie E. Field is an educational consultant and curriculum specialist who lives in Dallas, Georgia. She has also taught English at Arizona College of the Bible and Wayland Baptist University.
Christine A. Colon (PhD, University of California at Davis) is associate professor of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. She has published articles in Women's Writing, Renascence, and Bronte Studies as well as in several volumes of collected essays.

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Singled Out: Why Celibacy Must Be Reinvented in Today's Church 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JohnMorgan More than 1 year ago
A must read, especially for those who are discerning whether marriage or celibacy is right for them - and for churches that are struggling with their singles ministries.
kaeridon More than 1 year ago
Could we make this required reading for all marrieds and singles in the church? What an amazingly better place the church would be . . . The questions raised in this book just keep coming back to me, and I'm somewhat entranced by the vision of the church as presented by Colon and Field. If you have ever been single or know anyone who is :), read this book.