The Single Issue (ebook)

The Single Issue ebook

Al Hsu
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Nearly half of today's adult population is unmarried. Most churches, however, emphasise marriage and family in a way that leaves many Christian singles feeling like second-class citizens. Although Jesus himself was single, the single state is often regarded as a problem in itself (rather than as having problems, as marriage does).

By contrast, The Single Issue sets out a positive, biblical view that honours singleness as a status equal to marriage. Avoiding trite advice on how to suffer through the single life, it offers practical insights on key concerns such as sex, celibacy and the constructive use of solitude - and points the way to a Christian community in which all members are equally valued.

Al Hsu is a promotional writer for a publishing house, and helps to lead the singles group at his church.

Includes an interview with John Stott on singleness.

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  • Why this book?
  • 1. Where singles are today?
  • 2. A brief history of singleness
  • 3. The myth of the gift
  • 4. The issues of God's will
  • 5. Freedom and opportunity
  • 6. From loneliness to solitude
  • 7. From aloneness to community
  • 8. Rethinking romance
  • 9. Temptations singles face
  • Epilogue: A vision for the future
  • Appendix: John Stott on singleness
  • Notes


Author Al Hsu
ISBN 9781844748228
Format eBook
First published June 2007
Language English
Pages 222
Publisher IVP
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