Leslie Ludy, popular writer and speaker, has a powerful message for today’s single adults. Through personal experience and in interaction with thousands of young women over the past fourteen years, she has found that most Christian young women fall into one of two categories: those who are discontent and unfulfilled, constantly searching for the “right one,” and those who are consumed by a passionate romance with Jesus Christ and are living joyful, satisfied lives. Her desire is to help readers move toward the totally surrendered and fulfilling experience rather than one of striving and disappointment.
Leslie shares firsthand stories and testimonials of modern–day single women who may sometimes struggle with loneliness and personal desires but who, in following God’s plan for them, have discovered a deeper delight, purpose and true joy in their lives. Sacred Singleness gives every single woman the inspiration to live counter to the culture and find amazing opportunity in this sacred season.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)|
About the Author
Leslie Ludy is the bestselling author of Set-Apart Femininity, When God Writes Your Love Story, Authentic Beauty, and more than a dozen other books she has coauthored with her husband, Eric. She reaches thousands of young women each year and is passionate about helping them discover Christ’s design for their lives. Leslie and Eric live with their three children in Colorado.
Table of Contents
Author's Note 5
Part 1 First Love A Romance with the One Who Fills All In All
1 Forsaking All: My Story of Surrender 11
2 The Pattern of True Christianity: Applying the Gospel to Singleness and Marriage 23
Insider Secrets to Radiant Singleness: Am I Enough?-Kelly's Story 35
Insider Secrets to Radiant Singleness: My Sister's Wedding Day-Melody's Story 39
3 Finding Romantic Fulfillment: Discovering the Ultimate Bridegroom 45
Insider Secrets to Radiant Singleness: A Love Story with Jesus-Giovanna's Story 53
Part 2 The Dangers of Modern Voices: The Gift of Singleness Redefined
4 The Modern Church and Singleness: A Breeding Ground for Discontentment 57
5 Contentment in Christ: Is It Really Possible? 65
Insider Secrets to Radiant Singleness: My Soul's Husband-Annie's Story 73
6 Giving God a Hand: Isaac or Ishmael? 77
Insider Secrets to Radiant Singleness: Holding Out for God's Best-Kristina's Story 89
7 Marriage Above All Else: Exploring the Issue of Idolatry 93
Insider Secrets to Radiant Singleness: Overcoming Self-Pity-Jessica's Story 101
8 Doesn't God Want Me to Be Happy?: Understanding God's Heart for Singleness 105
Part 3 Living a Poured-Out Life: A Sacred Season Awaits!
9 The Sacred Opportunity of Singleness: Learning to Look Beyond Self 115
10 Sisters of the Common Life: Real-Life Inspiration from Modern Single Women 127
11 Getting Started Changing the World: Resources and Opportunities 147
Final Thoughts 175
Bonus Section: An Interview with Krissy on Radiant Singleness 177
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a great book, which contained short testimonies from other single women to help spice up the content. Leslie does a good job creating a conversational tone throughout the book.
I love it so much I am getting another copy! I suggest you read it!!
A book full of answers to help you
'Sacred Singleness' is, by far, the best book I have ever read on the topic of being single! This book she is refreshingly honest about the feelings girls have about being single and instead of telling us to 'get over it and just be content', Leslie assures us that those feelings are normal, yet it's when we are ruled by them that our problems arise. She challenges us to look to Christ as our fulfillment, to see that He is enough. But far from being just another book about being content in our singleness, this book sets the bar higher. We are challenged to enter a deep and amazing love story with our true Prince and let Him, in His own way and time, write the script of our earthly love story. The truths she shares about leaning on the Lord to be our comfort, joy, peace and security are true, not only for the single years, but also set the foundation for a strong marriage. As Leslie quoted in her book, "It's because I've been on my own that I've really learned to really make Jesus Christ my first love, my all in all. Now I know how to lean upon Jesus Christ for everything - comfort, strength, security, peace, and joy. And I know that's the best foundation I could ever have for marriage - total dependence upon Jesus Christ for everything and not on another human." 'Sacred Singleness' counters the lies of today's society about singleness and shows us just how fulfilling a life totally in love with Christ can be! Rather than just waste these years waiting for prince charming to show up, we are to spend them in service to our Ultimate Prince. The examples of amazing women of faith who served the poor, orphaned, lonely and abandoned while living out God's calling for their lives while single, will encourage and challenge you to examine your heart and to see just how the Lord is waiting to use you. Only during our single years do we have some of the most amazing opportunities to serve Christ - don't waste them! I could not wait for this book to come out and really cannot recommend this book enough! I would highly encourage every young lady to read it and catch the vision God has for them during their single years!