Item description for Now and Not Yet: Making Sense of Single Life in the Twenty-First Century by Jennifer Marshall...
Overview Rich lessons from single women who are trying to poise their hearts between what is and what God has yet to send their way are presented in a reminder to claim God's purpose not someday, but today.
Publishers Description Nine out of ten young women say they're hoping for marriage, but three out of ten women are still single at thirty. The difference between life here and life hoped for can be disillusioning-and cultural changes have made single life in the twenty-first century more confusing than ever. "Now and Not Yet" offers guidance for navigating this new territory with purpose and contentment. Combining profiles of individual women, observations on today's culture, and spiritual insights, author Jennifer Marshall presents a unique perspective on the single woman's journey. Make sense of life in the gap between expectations and reality Singleness may be an unexpected in-between, but it's much more than a holding pattern. "Now and Not Yet "is about making the most of the time between now and the not yet for which so many women hope.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 19, 2007
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 159052649X ISBN13 9781590526491
Availability 0 units.
More About Jennifer Marshall
Jennifer A. Marshall speaks and writes frequently on cultural issues as director of domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, a Washington, D.C., -based think tank. She is a graduate of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Marshall has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Derby.
Reviews - What do customers think about Now and Not Yet: Making Sense of Single Life in the Twenty-First Century?
Not the best option out there for the topic. Mar 29, 2008
Not terribly helpful - there are things single women will identify with, but not much practical advice. Parts are actually a tad depressing. I don't even think I finished it! "Did I kiss Marriage goodbye?" is a MUCH better book.
Not your everyday Christian singles book Aug 27, 2007
I once worked for Jennifer Marshall (full disclosure), so I knew she was smart, articulate, and sincere! But I was still pleasantly surprised by the depth of her insights in this book. This is not your everyday "Christian single ladies' manual." Jennifer takes an honest, clear-eyed look at the gap between where so many of us are and where we had expected and hoped to be, and the struggles we face while trying to make a life in that place. (Am I where I should be? How do others see me? What adjustments will I need to make if the opportunity for family life comes along?) And she offers wise and compassionate guidance on how to live a balanced and fruitful life no matter where we find ourselves, even as we work on preparing ourselves for what might be coming. She also does a great job of helping defuse today's version of the war between the sexes by explaining how we see each other, and what factors distort that view and cloud our judgment. A must-read, not just for single women (and men too), but for anyone trying to understand the new and strange landscape both single and married people are facing today.
Your First Purpose Jul 22, 2007
I'm not in Kansas anymore either, Toto. This book re-emphasized that the easy-dating-evolving-into-marriage decade is history (for now) and that I, as a parent from that era, am inexperienced in delivering firsthand knowledge of "what you should do today" if you are single. Bottom line: Your calling is not something you wait for, but the something that is at hand today. If you are a single, Christian woman following your main purpose to reflect Christ, then consider that God is using you to be single for now, for HIS highest glory. It's not Plan A or Plan B marriage scheming that is profitable, but Plan G, the God Plan, that is pertinent. What a great way to assess your spiritual agreement with God. It's a valuable test for your TRUE, spiritual ambition.
Validating and Encouraging Jul 13, 2007
Jennifer Marshall provides an honest and insightful look at the young, single woman. She met me where I am and where so many of my friends are too. I did not finish the book anxiously awaiting the arrival of my prince charming, but rather hopeful of the plans the Lord has for my life, whatever they may be. The identifiable testimonies of so many women from across the country are both validating and encouraging. Marshall's illustrations and Biblical context challenged me to see my life from many different perspectives. It is an important read for any single woman (or single woman's mother). Our lives are purposeful, and we should live them with intentionality and balance no matter the season.