This book responds to 7 common misconceptions aboutsingleness, helping everyonemarried and unmarried alikevaluethe unique opportunitiesthat singleness affords to contribute to the flourishing of the church as a whole.
About the Author
Sam Allberryis a pastor, regular conference speaker, global speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, editor for the Gospel Coalition, and visiting professor at Cedarville University. He is the author ofIs God Anti-Gay?andWhy Bother with Church?
What People are Saying About This
“Sam Allberry flushes out the several hidden, barely conscious assumptions about singleness and celibacy that control our attitudes toward single living. Once he makes these assumptions visible, he uses the Bible to dismantle them and show us a better way. It would be a great mistake, however, if we were to think this is a book only for singles. If Sam is rightand he isthe entire church must understand the biblical teaching on this subject. The local congregation must be not merely a loose network of families but a close-knit family itself, consisting of both married couples and singles, all living together as brothers and sisters. This volume will show us how to do that.”
Timothy J. Keller,Pastor Emeritus, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City
“7 Myths about Singleness offers a refreshing, biblical perspective on an oft-neglected topic. Allberry writes to remove the stigma from the idea of singleness and to help Christians think biblically about the callings of singles within the body of Christ. This timely resource will benefit the church for years to come.”
Russell D. Moore, President, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
“7 Myths about Singleness makes the glory of Jesus, a single man, more obvious in ways helpful to us all. Sam Allberry opens our eyes to how we can better understand ourselves and one another, how we can better steward our married or single lives, and especially how we can stop chasing the myths that break our hearts. He does this by showing us more of Jesus where it can be hard to find himin the real lives we are living right now. So this married man was turning these pages thinking, “I need this. I am helped by this!” I think you too will be helped.”
Ray Ortlund, Lead Pastor, Immanuel Church, Nashville, Tennessee
“Far too often, the church regards single Christians as people who need to be fixed or fixed up. Sam Allberry provides a pastoral guide to correct this and help the church live like the family of God. I am grateful to God for Sam Allberry and for this new book!”
Rosaria Butterfield,Former Professor of English, Syracuse University; author, The Gospel Comes with a House Key
“Sam Allberry, in true form, doesn’t waste a single word in 7 Myths about Singleness. His tone, structure, humor, and biblical undergirding make this book one of the best on the subject in recent years. Not only has Alberry thought hard about the subject of singleness; he has lived it and continues to glorify Christ in it. Too often, books on singleness still make marriageor at least becoming marriageablethe point. There is none of that in here. Instead he dissembles the lies in which the unmarried can find themselves trapped, showing the abundant life Christ offers to every single person. People often ask me for the best book on singleness, and I'm grateful to have finally found one.”
Lore Ferguson Wilbert, author, Handle with Care: Why Jesus Came to Touch and How We Should Too
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read quite a few books on singleness and marriage over the years. Some have been good; some not so great. There have been some that have a few good points but nothing groundbreaking. 7 Myths about Singleness by Sam Allberry has to be the best book on singleness I have read. I think it will be the best one I will ever read, too. In his book, Sam Allberry covers seven common myths about singleness. He does it all with solid doctrine and bases it all on God's Word. What I especially loved about this book, though, was the main point behind it all: that singleness is not something bad. Rather, there are so many advantages to ministry when one is single -- and Sam Allberry points these out. He also points out what often is forgotten: that though many of us are married right now, they will be single again because rarely do both spouses die at the same time. So singleness should be covered and thought of in this way as well. And not just the "oh you are not married yet" kind of way. Whether you are single or married, please read this book. This is such a solid, biblical look at a topic that is often a subject of confusion and discussed in such a wrong way. Honestly, this is a great book for all single people. But this is also a great read for all the married people.