Item description for Table for One: The Savvy Girl's Guide to Singleness by Camerin Courtney...
Overview An honest, spunky look at living a well-rounded and fulfilling life as a single woman.
Publishers Description A happy, successful, God-pleasing life comes in a variety of packages. "And contrary to what our churches, married friends, society, and nosy Aunt Marge may tell us, that includes singleness." In this up-front book packed with girl talk and plenty of pep, Camerin Courtney reveals how she transformed from a self-conscious single girl to an I-am-single-hear-me-roar woman. While she admits that she still has "singleness stinks" days, Courtney doesn't indulge in pity parties or offer readers a guide on finding Mr. Right. Table for One is, instead, an optimistic, up-beat look at the many emotions, expectations, joys, frustrations, and privileges of singleness. It shows how to dive into God's plan and purposes for this phase of life--whether it lasts for four years or forever. Fun and encouraging sidebars sprinkle the text, covering everything from must-see movies to a list of great things about singleness (i.e., "If we buy floral sheets, no one complains.") This savvy, girlfriend-to-girlfriend guide to singleness will delight and inspire single women. It offers great insight for friends, families, and church leaders who want to encourage them as well.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2002
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800757955 ISBN13 9780800757953
Availability 0 units.
More About Camerin Courtney
Camerin Courtney is an editor and writer for Today's Christian Woman magazine and a popular columnist for the Singles Channel of ChristianityToday.com. When she's not writing or helping her suburban Chicago church launch a Gen-X ministry, she enjoys hanging out at coffee shops, bookstores, movie theaters, and antique furniture stores-alone or with friends. Camerin says "there's some sort of Eiffel Tower" in every room of the apartment she shares with her pet parakeet, Mr. Right.
Reviews - What do customers think about Table for One: The Savvy Girl's Guide to Singleness?
Hilarious! Mar 16, 2007
This was a wonderful book! Camerin Courtney is honest and down to earth. She doesn't "sugar coat" things and you can really relate to what she is saying. It is like you are having a chat with your girlfriends! I highly recommend this book.
Fantastic! Jan 23, 2007
I loved this book because it didn't seem too preachy and yet still upheld Christian values. It embraced the positive aspects of being single rather than the poor-me syndrome.
So good, I wish I'd written it. Dec 16, 2006
Camerin Courtney has a way of writing that just draws you in. I don't know what book One Star Man below was reading, but found her completely honest. There are times when I resent being single, and there's nothing wrong with that as long as you remember Who you need to run back to.
Jesus gave us all of our emotions, and He understands our struggles. I read this book at lightspeed because it was speaking so strongly to my life. Because it was borrowed I decided to get my own copy so I could read it again.
"Table For One" is terrific, and I encourage everyone who occasionally feels like singleness stinks to get into its pages. You won't be sorry.
I am single HEAR ME WHINE! Nov 28, 2006
I'm a 34 year old single Christian woman and out of all the "singles" books I've read, this has to be the worst. The author, Camerin Courtney, seems to resent the fact that God has chosen for her to be single and celibate at this time. Such statements such as referring to the Scriptures that to me bring comfort and encouragement (Such as Isaiah 54:5 - "Your Maker is your husband.") as a "booby prize" and her belief that the only way to be a Proverbs 31 woman is to be married with kids is ridiculous.
When I read this book , here's what I expected:
1. I expected such pertinent issues such as career and financial stability for a single woman to be addressed. All she talked about was her single friend who bought a house, but never gave any practical steps for living well financially without pining for Mr. Right to come and rescue this poor helpless female from all her financial difficulties. 2. I expected true sexual temptation issues to be addressed. All that was discussed was her need for a new bed (a PERSONAL problem) and a single friend who admitted she struggled with sexual temptation. Her solution? Her version of "tea and sympathy:" Coffee houses and novels! Whoopie, that's really going to help when the hormone fairy shows up! 3. I expected this book to give singles BIBLICAL insight into the single life and how to live it, not a whining, grasping, tome by an author who can't stop mourning over her breakup with her last boyfriend long enough to really enjoy a life totally devoted to Jesus Christ.
I am shamefully disappointed with this book. Not everyone is called to be married. Even if one feels that God is calling her to be a wife and mother, she doesn't need to spend every waking hour fantasizing about her wedding day, and refusing to live the life Jesus Christ shed His blood to give her until MR. RIGHT shows up, forgetting that Jesus Christ is the ultimate Mr. Right. Miss Courtney's book makes all single Christian females look shallow, bitter, helpless, and unspiritual. I do not recommend this book; it will get on your nerves.
What I remember about being single... Oct 11, 2006
Camerin beautifully expresses the balance of joy and struggle (loving freedom, feeling pangs of loneliness)this Singleness Manifesto. I can remember reading this while running on a treadmill at top speed...motivated by the content!
Now that I'm married, I look back on books like this one in gratitude for how it helped me then and still helps me now.