Party of One: Truth, Longing, and the Subtle Art of Singleness
: A relatable, funny, and heartfelt exploration of the "Christian" ideas so many single women embrace and what the Bible really says about singleness, hope, and community. In Party of One, Joy Beth Smith discusses the tensions experienced by...
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A relatable, funny, and heartfelt exploration of the "Christian" ideas so many single women embrace and what the Bible really says about singleness, hope, and community.
In Party of One, Joy Beth Smith discusses the tensions experienced by singles struggling to reconcile the hope they feel for marriage with the bleak results of dating. She dissects the appealing ideas many embrace that keep them from a healthy understanding of the gospel, and she calls readers to stop pressing pause on a life they never expected.
With humor, self-awareness, and been-there perspective, Party of One meets readers in their insecurities and struggles and offers hope, purpose, and communion. It also encourages the church to do more than simply allow singles to pull up a chair but, rather, invites them to intentionally set a place for singles to dive into community and drink deeply of the life God has given.
Joy Beth Smith is a managing editor with Christianity Today and winner of the Evangelical Press Association's Higher Goals in Christian Journalism Award. She's been published in the Washington Post , Salt Lake Tribune , Virginian Pilot , and Christ and Pop Culture. After earning her MA degree in English Lit, Joy Beth had a brief stint as a teacher, but now she happily resides in the Chicagoland area, where she no longer has to give anyone permission to go to the bathroom.