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7 Myths about Singleness

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Understand, support, and empower the singles around you

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While singleness is often widely misunderstood by many in the church today and often viewed in negative terms, the Bible speaks about it very differently.

This book sets forth a positive vision of singleness by responding to 7 common misconceptions, such as the notion that singleness is too hard, requires a special spiritual gift, is a hindrance to ministry, or is a waste of sexuality.

Addressed to the church as a whole and written by single pastor, Sam Allberry, 7 Myths about Singleness will help readers better understand, support, and empower the singles around them to contribute to the flourishing of the church as a whole.

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  • Introduction
    1. Singleness Is Too Hard
    2. Singleness Requires a Special Calling
    3. Singleness Means No Intimacy
    4. Singleness Means No Family
    5. Singleness Wastes Your Sexuality
    6. Singleness Is a Hindrance to Ministry
    7. Singleness Is Easy
    Appendix: Four Ways to Avoid Sexual Sin

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Contributors Sam Allberry
ISBN 9781433561528
Format Paperback
First published February 2019
Dimensions 133mm x 203mm x 4mm
Weight 0.20 kg
Language English
Pages 176
Publisher Crossway

Timothy Keller

The late Founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and Chairman of Redeemer City to City.

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 right—and he is—the 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.

Russell D. Moore

Editor in Chief, Christianity Today

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.

Ray Ortlund

President, Renewal Ministries

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 him—in 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.

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1 Dec 2019

“Good for married people too”

Among many believers, there exists unhelpful thinking about singleness. Sam carefully exposes these wrong ideas and offers deep biblical insight on a subject that impacts the universal church.

22 Mar 2019


Sam has written a thoughtful, pastoral and very helpful book. Sam has a wonderfully biblical understanding of singleness and great insight into the lived experience of single people, including the challenges and the benefits. Many of the folk in my church experience some frustration (and pain) in their singleness. This is a great biblical antidote to that frustration.

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