b'Confessions of a Christian SpinsterFinding Purpose in a Perplexed and Paired-Up ChurchAlisha Plummer; foreword by Kendra GrahamEncourages, challenges, and orients singles and ministry leaders to the role of the unmarried in churchB eing single in todays church often feels like a waiting game. Youre put on hold in ministry, service, even spiritual growth until you say I do, and youre either pitied or not seen at all.Unliketodayschurch,Godisnotmystifiedbythepres-ence of unmarried Christ-followers in the pews. In fact, he has masterful plans for those without rings on their fingers. Alisha Plummer points out how God is eager to empower them with purpose and passion.In Confessions of a Christian Spinster, Alisha explores Gods design specifically for Christian singlehood through amusing talesandscripturallybasedtruths.Shetacklesthedifficult questionsthechurchoftenignores,like:WheredoIfitin? Does the church even want me? Has God forgotten about me? What happens if I never get married? Further, she confronts the church, calling for an adjustment to its couple-centric culture, and asking Christians to understand that their single broth-ers and sisters are not only valued by God but integral to his kingdom.SingleswillfeelseenthroughAlishaswords;theyllbe encouraged to seize their role in the church and inspire their pastoral staff to reinvent their culture on singleness. Confessions of a Christian Spinster is a powerful resource for those seeking to live and thrive in a perplexed churchand a way forward for the church itself.Alisha Plummer is an emergency department physician assis-tant and writer in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. A self-described perpetual Christian single, she is also a church leader in wom-ens and childrens ministries. While this is her first book, Alisha writes for multiple periodical and online publications and regu-larly blogs at her devotional site pandorasporch.com.RELATED TITLESUNIQUE SELLING POINTS Written from a first-person, single978-0-8254-4803-4$17.99perspective Paperback5.5 x 8.5224 pages Includes personal reflection questions,RELIGION / Christian Living / Love & prayer prompts, and exercises to growMarriagein faith Kregel PublicationsRights: WorldMay 16, 2023 Encourages church leaders to better Beyond the Swipe Living Whole Without aunderstand and minister to singles978-0-8254-4513-2$12.99 Better Half978-0-8254-4343-5$15.998 www.kregel.com'