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    YOUR MARRIAGE, GOD'S MISSION: Discovering Your Spiritual Purpose Together by Clint and Penny A Bragg. This book is more of a workbook to help married couples work through the biblically-based concepts of each chapter. The ultimate goal is "to help you discover God's mission for your marriage and assist you in its development, growth, and ongoing assessment."  
    Some of the 20 chapter titles include: Marriage on a Mission, Taking Stock of What You've Got, Marching in Formation, Breaking Down Fear, Sharing Your Rations, Know Your Enemy and Patrolling Your Borders. Each chapter concludes with a prayer meant to be shared together along with some action steps for further discussion and reflection upon the chapter.
    Published in 2017 by Kregel Publications (Grand Rapids, MI)
, this 229-page book sells for $15.99 (trade).

Dear Hunting

      Dear Hunting by Don Davidson. This is a one-of-a-kind book for singles of all ages, whether divorced, widowed or always single. The author, a retired pastor to singles, not only tells it like it is but how it could be. As one who went through a divorce himself, he shares how he learned to "survive and thrive" and offers valuable suggestions on how you can do it as well.
    Some of the 20 chapter titles include: Is There Life After Divorce?, Keeping the Faith, Being Single Isn't so Bad After All, The Value of Singles Groups, Where Have All the Good Ones Gone?,
The Selection Process, Hunting Online, Making the MOST of Your Single Life, and Turning the Holidays into Happidays.
    The book also has several valuable appendices including his own Top Ten list drawn from a national survey he conducted on "What Singles Think About Dating and Relating." The book concludes with a unique Dating Diary so you can remember certain fun and factual things about your special friends.
    Published in 2017
, this 127-page book sells for $9.95 (trade cover) plus postage. It is available through Amazon and Kindle. It may also be purchased directly from the author by sending a check for $12 to Don Davidson, Box 27222, Overland Park, KS 66225. Sorry, no c.c.


    Everyone Knows a Single Adult compiled by Kris Swiatocho and Dennis Franck. Actually, the subtitle better captures the purpose for the book:  FAQs of Single Adult Ministry. Swiatocho and Franck are not only the co-compilers of this material but contributors as well which includes Don Davidson and 50 other single adult leaders nationwide who shared their thoughts and opinions on 100 various questions relating to doing single adult ministry.
    Some of the 14 chapter titles include: Before You Start; Young Adults; Single Adult Ministry Outside the Church; Recruiting Leaders; Training and Motivating Leaders; Ministry Ideas, Growth and Trends; Budget and Finance Issues; Events and Activities; Tough Issues; Advertising and Marketing with the final chapter being Relevant Resources which lists some very valuable resources.

    The 205-page book was published in 2015 by Yes! Marketing and Design Services, Garner, NC. It sells for $17.00 plus postage (trade cover). To order click on link above then go to the Resources tab. 

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