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The Cross in the Closet

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10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

This is a powerful book!

Tim Kurek grew up in a conservative Christian family, attended a very conservative Christian college, and held firmly to the belief that that God denounces those who are LGBTQ as an abomination. Tim was a self-described pharisee, although he hadn't realized it until a f...
Tim Kurek grew up in a conservative Christian family, attended a very conservative Christian college, and held firmly to the belief that that God denounces those who are LGBTQ as an abomination. Tim was a self-described pharisee, although he hadn't realized it until a friend confided in him that her family had turned her out because she told them she was gay. Troubled by the realization that he felt inclined to preach to his friend about the sinfulness of her ways rather than offer sympathy or compassion for her pain and rejection, Tim makes the courageous decision to walk for a year in his friend's shoes by living with the label of "gay." So, as a closeted heterosexual having come out as gay to his family and friends, Tim takes up life in the gayborhood of Nashville, Tennessee in an effort to set aside his judgments, challenge his stereotypes, and get to know people he has always loathed on their turf with an open mind. The result is a fascinating account of one man's spiritual transformation from outspoken bigotry to uncondemning, heartfelt love for individuals who are made in God's image but treated as outcasts by society. Tim's honesty and openness about his struggle to let go of long-held beliefs and embrace all God's children with a love that refuses to label others makes for a fascinating read--and I dare say it will change your way of thinking by time you are done with it!

posted by angiamac on October 7, 2012

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1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Dirty traitor

Wanted to be gay. What a sick disturbed man. Turned gay just to write a book. Disgusting.

posted by Cmdr_Shepard on December 12, 2012

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