Cedarville Prof Writes Book on Contentment in Singleness

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio-Finding spiritual freedom in living single is the focus of a newly published book by Cedarville University Assistant Professor of Bible and Greek Dr. David Hoffeditz. "They Were Single, Too" is designed for unmarried Christians who want to live a godly life amid the issues of singleness. The inspiration for writing the book started when Hoffeditz was asked to speak at a singles retreat. In attempting to prepare for the presentation, Hoffeditz read numerous books on the subject of singleness. He soon became frustrated when instead of finding a biblical, sound study on the topic, he discovered that most books addressed how to cope with the "plight" of being single. "At that moment," Hoffeditz explained, "I realized that the Church needed a fresh look at what the Word of God says about singleness." Hoffeditz studied eight biblical figures who had been single at some point in their adult lives. In doing so, he reached the conclusion that preconceived notions, biases, and cultural ideals that seemingly shackle singles must give way to the wisdom of God's Word. In writing "They Were Single, Too," Hoffeditz said, "My desire was to explore how God intends single men and women to live and demonstrate how one can truly serve God and be single." "They Were Single, Too" is available in paperback by Kregel Publications (www.kregel.com) and can be purchased directly from Kregel or through your local Christian bookstore and www.amazon.com. Hoffeditz has taught at Cedarville since 2000 and specializes in New Testament and Greek. He earned his B.A. from Cedarville in 1992, his Th.M. in 1996 from Dallas Seminary, and his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) in 2000. He resides in Jamestown.