But what is so uniquely special about this book is that it has three qualities that make a spiritual-help book particularly attractive: honesty, humour and holiness. Good Reading Bravo for the author to have the courage to write this book! However I did have a problem with the fact the author seems to assume if you have a desire to marry it will eventually happen. Also she wrote on page 131, "He gives us the grace to be alone today", but she is missing a key fact. One of the best books I’ve read in a long time, and I don’t say that lightly! Most of the book was written for a slightly more Catholic and slightly older woman. And if nothing else, it's nice to know that there are people who feel similarly to me out there.
The author is candidly honest about how she feels (as do many others in her situation), she writes with a sparkling sense of humour, and she anchors all her advice on deep spiritual truths that give a refreshing and beautiful 'fragrance' to her writing. I read The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolts of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting for Mr. At first and while reading this, I thought it was a little shallow and didn’t use enough Bible quotes.
The advice, stories, and side notes are funny, honest, and refreshing. Refreshing because it really felt like I was having a great conversation with girlfriends over coffee, that we share the same struggles, coping mechanisms, and experiences.
I found myself relating to each and every story and pearl of wisdom, but the chapter that really hit home for me is Being a Career Woman.
This book has easily earned a spot on my "favorites" bookcase in my living room, as I know I'll be referring to and talking about it often! I recommend this book to all my single sisters, but also to everyone who has a single Catholic woman in their life.
Married friends and/or friends with kids will gain a better understanding of what is difficult for your single friend to share you about her struggles and needs.
The purpose of this time limit is to ensure that registration is available to as many people as possible. Guess what I'll be gifting to my spiritual director... Upon receipt of book: I heard about this book (maybe on Relevant Radio?) and ordered it right away even though I have a mountain of a to-read stack of books.Stimpson, for putting to paper the many emotions, conversations, joys, and sorrows of single Catholic women like me!This book wonderfully captures the hopes, dreams, struggles, and prayers of those of us who live and work in 2012 but are not willing to compromise our faith and morals to have a ring on it.And bring it again and again into physical, personal contact with Christ in the Eucharist.” (Stimpson 73)I’m so thankful Stimpson brought into light women’s careers and God’d plan for these women (us women)! You are present and active in every area of life-social, economic, cultural, artistic and political.