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Holy, humane and practical,
This review is from: Living it Out: A Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Christians and Their Friends, Families and Churches (Paperback)
This is an excellent book - well written without being academic, God-centered without being pious, and good-humoured without getting silly. Not bad for a serious book about a difficult and complex subject.
If you are looking for theological answers about 'the gay debate', you won't find them here - but if you want to hear from gay and lesbian Christians about how they experience God and the Church, and the dilemmas involved, you will learn much from it. Should you come out to your house group? Is celibacy a real option these days? How can a straight parent support their gay son or daughter? These and many other topics are dealt with in the light of the real experiences of 50 Christians from many denominations. [One of the really impressive things about this book is the simple fact of managing to include, on an equal basis, voices from the Salvation Army, the Roman Catholic church, Methodists, Baptists, Anglicans and more!]
For readers on the evangelical side, this may be an uncomfortable read as it will challenge some more conservative ideas - but the honesty of the authors shines through, as does their dedication to God. For those who have given up on the Church in despair at not fitting in, read this and take hope. I don't agree with everything in it, but I learned a lot.
sarah [a straight baptist]
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Initial post: 18 Mar 2010 08:09:28 GMT
Mr. P. Charles says:
If you read the Bible and aim for spiritual blessings, not just possible walm feelings but true blessings from God in the Holy Spirit and the Blood of Jesus, is it realy possible to be anything other than a Hertrosexual Christian. God still loves you, re-join spiritual union with God, whole.
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