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The book I was looking for all along,
This review is from: Living it Out: A Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Christians and Their Friends, Families and Churches (Paperback)
I must admit that I bought this book (from a gay bookshop) more out of a sense of duty to support gay Christian efforts rather than any burning desire to read yet another book on LGB Christian issues. As a lesbian Christian who's long wrestled to integrate my faith with my sexuality, I once read every book available on the issue. Now I actively avoid them, weary of reading the same arguments again and again. And yet I did read this one- maybe because it's easily presented in bite-sized pieces, maybe because it's gentle and there's no pressure to read it from cover to cover.
I'm so glad I did. This is the book I was looking for all along. It doesn't rehash the 'is it scriptural, is it moral' debate. But it also doesn't skirt around it. Instead, it cuts right to the heart of how to live. I found a lot of comfort in reading about other people's experiences, and I was inspired by the creative ways they have found to move forward. I particularly appreciated the discussion of mental health problems- often another taboo topic within the church. I realised reading this book how much I'd given up on the whole church thing, but I feel hopeful now that I might be ready to give it another go- armed with the tips, ideas and resources from this book.