ReadersMagnet Review takes a close look at Wayne Drayton’s The Two Sides of Being Single: A Biblical Perspective.
The Two Sides of Being Single: A Biblical Perspective is Wayne Drayton’s debut book, published in 2018. It is a Christian guidebook that tackles the issue of single blessedness and Matrimony. In this book, Wayne Drayton presents advice and insights whether you are someone looking to pursue a married life or contemplating a life of celibacy and living a single Christian life in service to the Lord. Drayton’s paperback contains 70 pages filled with gentile reminders and enlightenment that every Christian who seeks his or her life purpose must read.
“The Two Sides of Being Single: A Biblical Perspective is a book that is dedicated to single Christians who are either desiring to maintain a single Christian life or who are seeking God to bless them with a husband or a wife. The book is divided into two parts. The first part of the book focuses on maintaining a single Christian life. This is not an easy task, but it can be accomplished by a Christian placing his or her trust in God. With God’s help, a Christian can draw closer to God so that Satan won’t fan the flames of a single Christian’s sexual desires, causing him or her to fall prey to sexual immorality. The second part of the book focuses on those who are single and waiting for God to bless them with a husband or a wife. God has a mate for those who are willing to wait on him patiently. The book concludes with a prayer for those who want to accept Christ as Lord and Savior.” (book description)
The Two Sides of Being Single: A Biblical Perspective is divided into two main parts. The first part highlights embracing the single Christian life. In this section, Drayton acknowledges and shares to his readers that the choice to live a life of celibacy and dedicate one’s life fully to the Lord is always never an easy decision. Hence, each person who considers this path must first examine oneself, review his or her goal, and reflect on what it is they want in life. The life of a single Christian is filled with sacrifices, challenges, and temptations. One must gain the strength and wisdom to trust in God and stay away from sexual desires and sinful life. It is a life committed to the constant renewal of faith and service.
The Two Sides of Being Single: A Biblical Perspective also opens the discussion for those who are still single but looking to pursue the path of holy Matrimony. This is highlighted in the second part of the book. It offers many insights on what to do and prepare while waiting for God to bless them with a life partner, a husband, or a wife. The married life is not for everyone and not without its challenges and unique experiences. Drayton reminds us that God has a purpose and will give the right person to those willing to wait and seek his wisdom.
Overall, Wayne Drayton’s The Two Sides of Being Single: A Biblical Perspective is a masterful guide that is easy to read and absorb. It lays an honest and straightforward framework on how to face the path that Christians must choose, whether it’s a life of marriage and building a Christian family or a life of single blessedness, celibacy, and service to God and His community.
About the Author
Author Wayne Drayton is a deacon. He also teaches Adult Sunday School at Biblical House of God Holiness Church in North Charleston, SC. Wayne Drayton committed himself to live a single, Christian life by serving the Lord. For Drayton, one doesn’t have to be married to become a perfect saint. If one should pursue the holy sacrament of Matrimony, he or she should marry the person God has ordained for him or her. By writing his book, “The Two Sides of Being Single: A Biblical Perspective,” Drayton hopes that it will help single individuals decide whether to stay single or get married. He also firmly believes that a person needs to be born again and accept Jesus Christ to get to heaven.