Thrive: The Single Life as God Intended
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Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 8 X 5.25 X .44 (inches)|
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 10/15/15.
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Tired of feeling sorry for yourself? Sick of answering the same old questions about why you still havent found your perfect match?
Despite what many people think, singleness is not a disease. Its not the lesser option. Singleness is Gods gift to you today.
In Thrive, Lina AbuJamra who has been single for over 40 years - will show you how you can make a difference with your life right now instead of sitting around waiting for something to happen to you. If youre ready to figure out what God has to say about singleness instead of relying on your own feelings and conclusions, this book is for you.
Isnt it time you get excited about your life in Christ and quit falling back into the same old pattern of thinking? Freedom. Joy. Abundance. Hope. All these are yours the moment you embrace all that God has for you right here right now.
Go ahead. Its ok to smile. Life as a single Christian is good.
Soli Deo GloriaWisconsinAge: 25-34Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5A fantastic book for every Christian to readOctober 9, 2014Soli Deo GloriaWisconsinAge: 25-34Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Lina unabashedly and unapologetically challenges readers to live fully for Christ, no matter what their situation may be -- single, married, or divorced. As a single male in my early thirties, "Thrive" provided me with enormous encouragement, practical advice, and a biblical admonition to truly thrive for God's glory in all aspects of my life. Lina isn't afraid to address any topic that affects single Christians, including the desire to be married, fears about never experiencing sex, and the question of missing God's calling, as well as much more. Lina adeptly tackles the tough aspects of singleness by going to God's Word and by frankly and honestly sharing her own struggles and triumphs as a Christian single. This book should be required reading for all singles, but I also highly recommend it to anyone who desires to live a thriving life for Christ in whatever situation God has placed them.
bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Well written and very biblical viewpointMay 21, 2014bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Are you tired of the singles' scene? Do you feel you were made for something more than hoping, looking, and waiting? Abujamra writes, "You were made to thrive." (12) Jesus died for your sins and promised abundant life - not a life waiting for the right spouse.
If you don't want another singles book on waiting but rather one on living, this one is for you. "You are not half a whole;" she writes, "you were made whole in Christ." (14) She wants you to live that life, to thrive.
Singleness is a gift God has lovingly and purposefully given to you in order to thrive. (God really does know best.)
Abujamra discusses five attitudes every single must have to thrive: learning contentment (four steps), choosing self-control (sex), embracing personal holiness as a lifestyle, understanding true freedom (from what you are set free), and pursuing undivided devotion with focus and energy.
She then tackles four obstacles single Christians must overcome: self-pity (the teaching on this topic is so good and so convicting), bitterness, idolatry, and loneliness.
She ends the book with practical ideas to get going, She adds short biographies of single people who have had tremendous impact for Christianity.
I really like this book and highly recommend it. There are several reasons. First is Abujamra's honesty. She shares her struggles, her failures, her questions - her life. Second is her teaching on I Corinthians 7. She is bold in what that passage really says. The single life is a good life (v. 8), a life of purpose (v. 32), and a happier life (v. 40). She has written this whole book from a very biblical viewpoint, something I appreciate very much. She also deals with issues singles face in a very practical way. A great book all around.
Food for thought: "If God's promises are true, then you were made to thrive no matter what your marital status." (14) "If you're a single Christian _ you get to spend all of the time married people spend on each other to simply focus on the Lord!" (104) "...[Y]our entire purpose and goal, single Christian, if you call yourself a follower of Jesus Christ, is to be utterly and completely devoted to the Lord." (131)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
LisaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5July 5, 2013LisaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great resource for singles, especially those who have been single for years. Very straight-forward and helpful insights into God's plan for the single life.
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