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eBook Now and Not Yet: Making Sense of Single Life in the Twenty-First Century ePub

by Jennifer Marshall

  • ISBN: 159052649X
  • Category: Relationships
  • Subcategory: Self-Help
  • Author: Jennifer Marshall
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Multnomah (June 19, 2007)
  • Pages: 208
  • ePub book: 1558 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1934 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 656

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Jennifer Marshall has a fresh, positive, God-centered perspective on singleness as one of the many callings we live by in the Christian life

Jennifer Marshall has a fresh, positive, God-centered perspective on singleness as one of the many callings we live by in the Christian life. Now and Not Yet is about much more than marital status; it is about loving and serving Jesus in the space between the way things are and the way we expect them to be. Marshall is honest about life’s struggles and open to the legitimate desire to be married during what she calls the unexpected in-between. What she writes is full of biblical and practical wisdom for pursuing single-minded devotion to God and finding joyful contentment in His unique plan.

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

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. Now and Not Yet: Making Sense of Single Life in the Twenty-First Century. 159052649X (ISBN13: 9781590526491).

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

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

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Jennifer is also the author of Now and Not Yet: Making Sense of Single Life in the Twenty-First Century

Jennifer is also the author of Now and Not Yet: Making Sense of Single Life in the Twenty-First Century. She holds a masters of arts in religion from Reformed Theological Seminary, a masters in statecraft and world politics from the Washington-based Institute of World Politics, and a bachelors in French from Wheaton College. She lives in Arlington, Virginia. See All . Customizable Training. Singleness in the Church. Engage in Public Policy. Video Elements. How to Honor Singles in Your Church

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 realitySingleness 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.

Comments

Tantil Tantil
So far it seems to be an OK book, the big issue I have is thatshe focuses a lot on women who have degrees and great careers. Sadly I posess neither. The financial funds and family support was not there when I was getting out of highschool and I didn't have the money to take random college courses in the hopes that by the time I was done with all of the general classes (math, english etc.) I would somehow know "what I wanted to be." Instead I went to trade school, obtained a license in esthiology and as a pharmacy technician which has led me no where. So I will be turning 30 this year not only single, but also financially unstable, unsuccessful and once again living at home.
Maybe the book just means there is no hope for people like me? I'm not sure I just know I'm feeling more discouraged halfway through the book than I did before starting it :0/
Lost Python Lost Python
The issue of singleness in the evangelical church (meaning primarily single women who would like to be married) is pervasive. As an older man with some leadership responsibilities in my church, I wanted to learn more about this issue and this book really helped me see the challenge from the perspective of those who face it. It does NOT provide answers to this unanswerable question. However, it does provide food for thought. As a result, I think I can relate better to those for whom this is a major problem and, hopefully, be helpful to them.
Naril Naril
I wish the pages were better quality
Hrguig Hrguig
I heard Jennifer speak at a conference earlier this year and purchased this book to learn more about what she had to say on the topic.

Just as she was a good verbal communicator at the conference, her writing skills in this book further reflect her giftedness as a communicator.

Unfortunately, the main focus of the book is single women who are longing and expecting to be married. Nearly all of the advice and milestones about education, finances, and other life decisions are filtered exclusively through the lens of whether we will be made more suitable for marriage as a result. In my 50 years of singleness, I have not benefited much from that approach. In fact, most of the times when I did make life decisions on that basis, I have felt out of step with the Lord and have mildly regretted the outcome.

I know I may not be the norm or the author's target audience though, so if you are younger and have the expectation of marriage as your driving motivation, then you will most likely appreciate what this author has to offer. In that regard, the book is quite helpful and the author is clearly gifted and personable on those topics. Not everyone's cup of tea, but some will definitely be blessed.
Very Old Chap Very Old Chap
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.
Goodman Goodman
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.
Kekinos Kekinos
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.
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.