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Single Purpose: A Devotional for Singles Paperback – April, 1999

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Regal Books (April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830719326
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830719327
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,188,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

H. NORMAN WRIGHT is a licensed marriage, family and child therapist and is a certified trauma specialist. He serves on the faculty of Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and is former director of their Graduate Department of Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. He is the best-selling author of more than 70 books, including Communication: Key to Your Marriage, Quiet Times for Couples and Always Daddy's Girl. He is a member of the Academy of Bereavement, Critical Incident Stress Foundation, The Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists and a board member of The Victim Chaplain Association. Norm and his wife, Joyce, have been married more than 40 years and live in California.

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H. Norman Wright is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist and he has taught in the Grad. Department of Biola University. He was former director of the Graduate Department of Marriage, Family and Child Counseling at Biola University, as well as an Associate Professor of Psychology. He was also Associate Professor of Christian Education and Director of the Graduate Department of Christian Education at the Talbot School of Theology. At the present time he is Research Professor of Christian Education at this same institution. He was in private practice for over thirty years.

Dr. Wright is a graduate of Westmont College, Fuller Theological Seminary (M.R.E.), Pepperdine University (M.A.). He has received two honorary doctorates, D.D. and D.LIT, from the Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and Biola University respectively.

He is the author of over seventy books including Experiencing Grief, The New Guide to Crisis and Trauma Counseling, Recovering From the Losses of Life, Quiet Times for Couples, and Before You Say I Do. Dr. Wright has pioneered Premarital Counseling programs throughout the country. He conducts seminars on Parenting, Recovering from the Losses of Life, Trauma and Crisis Counseling, and Marriage Enrichment.
His current focus is in grief and trauma counseling and critical incident debriefings. Part of his work is developing curriculum in loss, crisis and trauma as well as community wide Grief Recovery seminars. He is a Certified Trauma Specialist and a Certified Traumatologist.

He and his wife Joyce were married for forty-eight years and he lives in Bakersfield, California. His hobbies include bass fishing, gardening and training his Golden Retrievers, Shadow and Aspen, as therapy response dogs.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 25, 2000
Format: Paperback
I was skeptical when I first got this book. What was a married man going to tell me about being a Christian single woman. Wright knows what he is talking about. I have found this book not only full of God's word but moving and inspiriational. I have found myself telling people that they need to get this book when they first find themselves single. Many books are describing how to get married. Wright established right away that being single is not a temporary state for some people. I highly reccommend this book to all people
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Richard Ohnsman on April 4, 2002
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We are using this book in a Christian Singles small group study (about 15 people in the group). Use it as a devotional, reading a chapter a day, six days a week and then meeting once a week to discuss things that have been particularly meaningful to us.
The experience has been great, we've learned much, and God has used this tool to speak to the needs of our group members. I'd highly recommend this book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aaron C. Dederich on June 17, 2011
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Our group meets every 2 weeks and we do one topic with discussion on topic. It covers a vast array of subjects. In hard economic times for some you may just use one book and each meeting time pass the book to leader/reader lol. if your a one book per peson kind of people hunt n seek above needed books in advance. i see many for a penny with 4-5 shipping. 4-5 a book is good and for this type book isnt so much to ask of attending members of your group and you can always share. the members who dont just borrow during reading. We spilt reading duties in our group. This isnt your young musical chairs type singles group book. this isnt for singles being forced together in hopes they will relieve themselvs of some "curse" of singleness. It is a mature study on Being Single and learning, improving and bettering yourself as a whole complete person, Whether or not your status will change or you seek it to. I recommend this book as a buy. it is vast and can span alot of time. we/i dont follow the book strictly buy as a loose topic guide, customise and skip at will.
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