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Straightforward biblical advice on challenging life issues
Tony Evans is known for his straight talk on tough issues. Whether discussing the basics of Christian theology or talking about the everyday challenges of walking as a Christian, Tony Evans grabs readers' attention. Now he offers four new installments in his Tony Evans Speaks Out On series. Dr. Evans tackles the difficult subject of singleness with sensitivity, encouraging singles to find their fulfillment in Christ Jesus.
There are more singles today in our nation than ever, and yet they are often overlooked or marginalized in our Christian culture and churches. But God's view of singlehood is not the same as how many may view it. He places a very high value on His singles, and we should too.
Taking truths from 1 Corinthians 7, Dr. Evans shares three vital principles for singles. These include how to wait on the Lord and His timing and direction. He also looks out how to work for God and experience the satisfaction of fulfilling your personal calling in life. Lastly, he closes with a look at being wedded in the Lord - whether that is through an eventual marriage or through your personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
In this hope-filled and popular title, Dr. Tony Evans encourages us to embrace the often unheard biblically-based truth about singlehood: "Being single is more desirable for a Christian than being married "
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.18" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2002
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
Series Tony Evans Speaks Out
ISBN 0802443710 ISBN13 9780802443717
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More About Tony Evans
Tony Evans, Th.D, is a Christian pastor and a widely-syndicated radio broadcaster in the United States.
Dr. Evans serves as Senior Pastor to the over 9,500 member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, which was founded in 1976 with 10 members meeting at his home. He is also founder and president of The Urban Alternative, a national organization that seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in urban America through the church. The Urban Alternative radio broadcast, "The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans" can be heard over 500 outlets daily throughout the U.S. and in over 40 countries worldwide. The broadcast can also be viewed on several television stations. He is a speaker on the Promise Keepers' platform, as well as speaking regularly in crusades[clarification needed] and Bible conferences in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Evans' goal is to transform communities around the world by changing it from the inside out. Both the National Adopt-A-School Initiative (NCAASI) and its paired program "Miracle of the Million" are aimed at empowering families to impact churches which transform communities within cities to reach the state and revolutionize the country in order to touch the world.
Dr. Evans currently serves as chaplain for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and is also the longest serving NBA chaplain which he has done by serving the Dallas Mavericks for 32 years.
SPANISH BIO: El Dr. Tony Evans es el fundador y presidente de Alternativa Urbana, un ministerio nacional dedicado a la recuperacion de la esperanza en la vida personal, en familias, en iglesias y en comunidades. El Dr. Evans ejerce tambien como pastor principal de Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship en Dallas. Es autor de numerosos exitos de libreria, y su programa de radio se escucha en mas de 500 emisoras todos los dias.
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There should be more books like this Mar 29, 2005
Visit your local Christian bookstore, and you will be bombarded with an enormous amount of literature on how to maintain a godly marriage. There is a myriad of books out there on Christian parenting as well as encouragement for Christian couples and parents--books which provide wise counsel for the sometimes overwhelming complexities and frustrations in married life. And I'm glad these literary sources are available.
But in all the hoopla over how tough married life is, most people tend to forget that single life is no walk in the park either. In fact, in this day and age, being a Christian single is very tough. This way of life is certainly not for wimps or the faint of heart. Christian singles today face constant adversity and judgementalism.
These come from two sources. The first source is, of course, the secular world, particularly Western media. We live in a world which encourages and even stresses sexual and emotional romantic intimacy between the sexes without the need for the "outdated" and "archaic" institution of marriage.
The other source, unfortunately, is the church itself. Most people in the church today believe in an academic sense that God has ordained some people for a life of marriage and others for a life of singleness. But that belief stops there, because it is not evident in their speech or interactions. Many in the church look down on singles. They like to quote Bible passages such this one from Genesis: "It is not good for man to be alone." In doing so, however, they totally ignore the fact that God wanted a populated earth and this was impossible with one lone man. Such a belief also ignores the fact that Jesus Christ was single and so was the apostle Paul during his Christian ministry.
I say all this because Dr. Tony Evans's book, BEING SINGLE AND SATISFIED, effectively addresses these concerns--or as effectively as any 55-page book could. (And because this little book is only 55 pages, even a slow, lazy reader like myself can easily get through it in one sitting.) Dr. Evans also does a wonderful job imploring the Christian single to not just sit idle waiting for Mr./Miss Right. Dr. Evans reminds us to approach single life with a Kingdom-oriented attitude. I was especially impressed in the way Dr. Evans stresses that the sovereignty of God is revealed by the Christian's marital status. In other words, I don't have to feel ashamed or embarrassed as if I'm single because I'm not good enough to have a wife. I'm single because God is sovereign, and He knows what He's doing.
Probably the most impressive illustration in the book is that of Ruth and Naomi. When Naomi tried to get Ruth married off (and probably had the best of intentions at the time), Ruth decided instead of returning to Moab where she would be more likely to find a "suitable" husband, to go to Israel simply because she had become a believer in the God of Israel. She was willing to risk never marrying again (she was a widow) just to obey and follow God.
I cannot recommend this book enough! I highly recommend it not only to singles but to married couples as well so that they will understand the kind of sovereign God we serve and how He sometimes works in the lives of His people.