Being single doesn’t mean you’re alone.
That’s the message Lutheran Witness Executive Editor and Concordia Publishing House author Adriane Dorr Heins wants to share through her new book, Hello, My Name Is Single: How I Learned to Ignore the World’s Expectations and Trust God.
Heins emphasizes that as children of God, whether we are single, divorced, widowed — whatever our stage in life — we are never without the love of Christ.
Her book is designed to be a practical and personal discussion of the issues facing those who are single, with the goal of helping Christian singles realize they have value because, in faith, they are Christ’s and He is theirs.
“Being single can be very lonely,” said Heins. “But in Christ we are never alone. That comfort assures us on the days when we can’t help but laugh at the mess we make of our relationships and the days when we think we can’t stand being alone for another second.”
According to the author, the book “isn’t just for the lovelorn college student or the middle-aged bachelor farmer. It’s for anyone who comes into contact with single folks — married, divorced, widowed, celibate — and that’s every one of us.”
“Hello, My Name Is Single engages single people in Christ-centered content that covers topics such as dating, modesty, holding out for marriage, understanding the vocation of a single person and seeking healthy guy-girl relationships,” according to a CPH news release. “It provides a platform for married Christians to support and engage singles in their lives and congregations. It also focuses on exploring conversations about the blessings and challenges of marriage, as well as lessons learned from their time as single Christians.”
“Adriane Heins takes on a topic that is usually politely ignored or cheapened with trite words that are often more hurtful than true,” writes the Rev. Tim Pauls, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Boise, Idaho. “None of that here! Backed by research, experience and a keen eye for culture, she deftly chides, counsels and encourages both singles and those around them, always anchoring the discussion and the hope of all in their identity as those redeemed by Christ.”
Heins, a newlywed in Higginsville, Mo., was a Christian single for 29 years. Her own adventures as a single woman moved her to write this resource for other singles.
To order Hello, My Name Is Single ($14.99, item no. 124426WEB), visit cph.org or call 800-325-3040. Price quoted does not include shipping charges.
Posted June 30, 2014