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Party of One: Living Single With Faith, Purpose & Passion Paperback – July 5, 2011
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In Party of One: Living Single with Faith, Purpose & Passion, author Beth M. Knobbe discusses single life candidly and compassionately. The author has experience living the single life and has recruited fellow singles to contribute their stories as well. The first person perspective keeps the book from sounding "preachy." Each chapter adheres to the same structure focusing on a principle or virtue---commentary by Knobbe, personal essays from other single individuals, spiritual principles, scripture quotations and a few reflection questions. Knobbe challenges the stigmas and stereotypes that singles face on a daily basis buy examining myths such as "You're not an adult until you get married," "Being single means being alone," and "Singles live a carefree life." The scripture verses and suggestions given at the end of each chapter provide further insight and encourage time for reflection. The reflection questions "stayed with me," allowing an easy way to continue to connect with material. The multifaceted structure of each chapter allows a large variety of information to be presented in a compact fashion, but I found that it gave a choppy feel to the book. The discontinuity made it challenging for me to read more than a few pages at a time.
I think that this book would be excellent for someone who is feeling depressed or discouraged about single life---either for personal reasons or because of outside influences.Read more ›
The best narratives are those that demonstrate development, change and that follow a journey. Party of One gives a story through many voices most young people can relate to, one of change, confusion, acceptance and surrender. There is no idealizing the single life or the married life in Knobbe's work. Party of One emphasizes that God is present in all of our relationships, no matter our status and that love comes in many forms through many relationships.
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Let me describe my situation so you will understand why this product was not a great fit for me... I am a 28 year old male who has always wanted to be in a relationship and get... Read morePublished on November 9, 2013 by N. D. Jones
I will never feel strange asking for a table for one. Single people of the world stand up for yourself!Published on September 9, 2013 by Rita M. Wesseling
Wonderful book; provides great perspective for those currently single but planning to get married some day. Thought-provoking and inspiring - stop waiting, start doing!Published on December 1, 2011 by M
excellent book! all single people will be able to relate to the wisdom inside. The author gets as the heart of finding fulfillment in life.Published on August 29, 2011 by Antonette Berg
I wish this book was around when I was twenty, so I could have spent more time thinking about how to live a more purposeful life while being single, instead of worrying about not... Read morePublished on August 7, 2011 by Charlotte