Solo Planet

How Singles Help the Church Recover Our Calling

Author Christi Foist

Journalist Anna Broadway (aka Christi Foist) embarked on a 17-month journey around the world to tell the story of singleness in the global church. Traveling to 60 cities on six continents, she interviewed nearly 350 Christians—Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox. Broadway uncovers the barriers that exist for single people wherever they live, and offers a vision for how churches can help single members flourish.


Christi Foist, ASU class of 2000, received her B.A. in religious studies and economics. She received her M.A. in religious studies from ASU in 2002. Under her pen name Anna Broadway, she has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post,, Christianity Today, the Journal of the History of Sexuality, and other publications. She is the author of Sexless in the City: A Memoir of Reluctant Chastity and contributed to the books Venus and Virtue, Disquiet Time, Talking Taboo, and Faith at the Edge.

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