What is your favorite book you think every Christian single should be reading?

Higher Bond Forum Christian Dating Advice What is your favorite book you think every Christian single should be reading?

  • This topic has 28 replies, 11 voices, and was last updated 2 days ago by David J..
Viewing 13 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #3904
      Jason
      Higher Bond Founder

        Besides the Bible, of course 🙂

      • #3922
        LeeAnn
        Member

          Outside of the Bible, there are so many books available which are truly wonderful for Christians to read. A recent favorite of mine is called Soul Detox by Craig Groeschel. It really opened my eyes to some things I was doing which weren’t helpful to my new Christian walk. The biggest challenge for me is the influence of non-Christians in my life (most of my friends and family are not Christians). This book has helped me to be more rooted in what I believe regardless of those external influences. I’m learning to walk by faith and not by sight one day at a time. I hope this helps someone! God bless!

        • #3929
          Sha
          Member

            For ladies. I have enjoyed reading Fine China is for Single Women Too by Lydia Brownback

            • #3931
              Jason
              Higher Bond Founder

                Thanks for sharing that, Sha! I’m going to mention it to my wife. What’s the book about?

            • #3932
              Sha
              Member

                It’s about singleness and how to thrive in that season in Godly ways . I like the balance of embracing the season yet not shoving the desire for marriage down.

              • #3939
                ShawnS
                Member

                  “Love life for every couple” by Ed Wheat. Hands down best book for couples. If things have gone south then as a last ditch effort: ” How to save your marriage alone” also by Ed Wheat is worth a try.

                  • #3946
                    Jason
                    Higher Bond Founder

                      “Love life for every couple” by Ed Wheat.

                      @shawnS thank you for sharing this! I’m going to check it out. Is this a book you recommend reading independently or as a couple?

                  • #3942
                    David J.
                    Member

                      My recommendations are geared more towards the men, but I’m sure the ladies could benefit from the authors’ exploration of Biblical masculinity. “The Mark of a Man” (1981) was written by Elizabeth Elliot (wife of Christian martyr Jim Elliot), and was inspired by her advice to her Christian single nephew. “Making Men” (2011) by Chuck Holton contain thoughts from a former Army ranger and war correspondent on what Biblical manhood looks like. Both had a great role in shaping my worldview on relationships and masculinity/femininity overall.

                      • #3947
                        Jason
                        Higher Bond Founder

                          @David J. These sound great. I’m going to have to recommend “Making Men” (2011) by Chuck Holton to one of our contributing pastors who was actually a former Green Beret. I imagine he’ll love this. (I plan on adding it to my reading list, too).

                          • #3959
                            David J.
                            Member

                              Thanks for the message Jason. I have mad respect for our Green Berets (and all our service members). Please pass along my gratitude with the recommendation!

                              And thank you for your vision with creating this site and forum. It fills a great need and I wish y’all all the best.

                        • #3945
                          Sha
                          Member

                            David, this is a great recommendation. For ladies I would say Let me be a woman by Elisabeth Elliot it’s soo good.

                            • #3948
                              Jason
                              Higher Bond Founder

                                Writing this one down too! @sha , if you look at the top right of a comment you’ll see a little grey button that says “reply”. If you click that on the comment you want to reply to, it will attach it there and let the person who wrote it know you commented 🙂 Just wanted to let you know since this forum is pretty new!

                                • #3962
                                  Sha
                                  Member

                                    @ Jason. Thank you so much! I hope to manuever better

                                • #3960
                                  David J.
                                  Member

                                    @Sha Thanks! I love Elizabeth Elliot’s writing but have not read that one. I should add it to the list. Aside from Mark of a Man, I would highly recommend “On Asking God Why,” a series of her short essays on trusting God in difficult times. It had given me great encouragement many times!

                                    • #3961
                                      Sha
                                      Member

                                        @ David you will love it. I should definitely check out The Mark of a Man too.
                                        On Asking God why, should I just search that ? Who is the author?
                                        That would serve me as well. To be honest I have had such moments as I walk through singleness in my late 20’s.

                                        • #3965
                                          David J.
                                          Member

                                            @Sha “On Asking God Why” is also by Elizabrth Elliot. Looks like it was published in 1989. It is a great read. I am in the same season of life as you, so I can relate to the struggle, but I know God is working all things for our good and His glory. Keep up the faith!

                                            • #3966
                                              Sha
                                              Member

                                                Thank you@ David. I definitely will read it . Amen and Amen.He does all things well.

                                      • #3963
                                        Ethan.H
                                        Member

                                          Just finished the book Radical by David Platt – great book on putting the gospel into action in our lives

                                        • #3964
                                          Ethan.H
                                          Member

                                            Also one of my favorites is Kevin DeYoung’s “Just Do Something” – he covers how to know God’s will for your life (and who to marry as well 🙂

                                            • #3967
                                              Sha
                                              Member

                                                Sounds like a great book @Ethan

                                            • #3973
                                              frochaiii@gmail.com
                                              Member

                                                Like A Mighty Wind. It shows the wideness and depth of the Holy Spirit’s power as he wishes to show himself as.

                                                • #3982
                                                  Jason
                                                  Higher Bond Founder

                                                    I’ll check it out, thanks!

                                                • #3974
                                                  tim345678
                                                  Member

                                                    Single Dating Engaged Married, by Ben Stuart

                                                    • #3983
                                                      Jason
                                                      Higher Bond Founder

                                                        @tim345678 I’ve heard this book mentioned a lot. What was the biggest takeaway from the book for you when it comes to being single?

                                                    • #3978
                                                      WorshipGirl
                                                      Member

                                                        My latest isn’t just for singles, but for every Christian – “When Pigs Move In” by Don Dickerman. What an awakening!

                                                        • This reply was modified 2 days ago by WorshipGirl.
                                                        • #3981
                                                          Jason
                                                          Higher Bond Founder

                                                            @worshipgirl I’ve never heard of that one but the title sounds fun! What’s the premise of the book?

                                                        • #3986
                                                          jfreakdfn16
                                                          Member

                                                            When Pigs Move In is a book about deliverance and it saved/changed my entire life!! I highly recommend reading Living Fearless by Jamie Winship. It’s about finding and living from your true identity and not from a false identity rooted in fear. It is so good!!

                                                          • #3987
                                                            Lis
                                                            Member

                                                              How to Get a Date Worth Keeping by Dr. Henry Cloud is a frustrating read for me, but he has some good takeaways, especially practicing openness to people in general. Eric Demeter’s How Should a Christian Date? is practical and hopeful. Natasha Metzler’s novel Emma and the Reasons does a fabulous job of valuing singleness and marriage. But my favorite book on the topic of singleness is Kingdom Single by Tony Evans. He makes me feel understood, doesn’t talk down to me, and I especially appreciated his advice to occasionally take time to mourn unwanted singleness but not make it a focus.

                                                              • #3990
                                                                David J.
                                                                Member

                                                                  @Lis I read “How to Get a Date Worth Keeping” by Cloud as well and had a similar response. I disagreed with some of his advice/approaches (sometimes strongly). But the biggest positive take-away for me was how to be intentional with meeting potential partners. For example, for people who feel stuck because they have no eligible singles in their life, he suggested taking an inventory of how you spend your time and become more open to getting out in public, talking to new people, expressing interest, and following up. It gave me the push I needed to be more proactive/intentional in my relstionships.

                                                            Viewing 13 reply threads
                                                            • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
                                                            Log In | Register | Lost Password?

                                                            Report a Concern? | Forum Rules