God's Grace and the Homosexual Next Door: Reaching the Heart of the Gay Men and Women in Your World

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Author Alan Chambers--a former homosexual himself--and four of his colleagues at Exodus International offer practical and biblical insights on how both individuals and churches can become a haven for homosexuals seeking freedom from same-sex attraction.

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Overview

Author Alan Chambers--a former homosexual himself--and four of his colleagues at Exodus International offer practical and biblical insights on how both individuals and churches can become a haven for homosexuals seeking freedom from same-sex attraction.

In this comprehensive guide to helping homosexuals, readers will learn about:

  • The roots of homosexuality
  • God's radical grace for sexual sinners
  • Reaching youth both within and outside the church
  • Dealing with fear and ignorance in the church
  • Leading gays to Christ
  • Mentoring homosexuals in the church
  • Three degrees of homosexuality: militant, moderate or repentant
  • Five things not to do in reaching out to gays

and much more about this often perplexing subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736916912
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,357,790
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Chambers is the president of Exodus International. His own decision to leave homosexuality more than 20 years ago gives him tremendous insight as he addresses this difficult issue in churches, colleges, and various public forums around the world. Alan has been interviewed by Time magazine, ABC's 20/20, MSNBC's Buchanan & Press, and ABC's Nightline. He was listed in Charisma magazine as one of the top Christian leaders who represent the future of the American church. Alan and his wife, Leslie, make their home in Orlando, Florida, and are the parents of a son and daughter.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2007

    Very helpful

    I love this book. I am not a homosexual but i love them. I will let them know that Jesus loves them too. A big thank you to the author, Alan Chamber and team for your effort to write this book. I appreciate all your testimonies very much. God bless you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2007

    Stunningly Laughingly Pathetic

    Okay first things first. I have absolutely no problem with homosexuals. I really don't care and I think if people are bored enough to go poking their noses into someones private life they have some problems. But okay, I read the book out of curiosity because I thought 'well hey! The title makes it sound like someone's finally standing up to the homophobic masses!' So I read it...and became so perversly enthralled in absolute horror when I realized what I was reading. First thought, 'I should have read a review article or something...'. Seriously this person talks about homosexuality like it's a disease that only someone with 'a pure heart and a noble soul can cure' (no that was not a quote) I'm a religious person myself. I read the bible, I pray every night and sometimes scattered throughout the day and Christmas is more than gift-giving to me. The preaching some seriously mis-guided freaks out there are giving about homosexuality and cleansing the soul from their evil sin makes me sick. If God is as all-forgiving as we say he is then why are there so many ways to fall out of his graces? And another thing to point out. The bible was TRANSLATED and no translation is perfect and no mere human is completely honest. Some things might have been twisted and are changed through time. We're talking hundreds of years here and remember the game you played, Operater? Where you'd sit in a circle and whisper something to the person sitting next to you and they'd pass it on? Nothing ever came out the same or even remotely the same. Unless you have the VERY FIRST, VERY ORIGINAL copy and you speak in that native tongue and you have a completely honest soul and have NEVER sinned (cleansing at confession doesn't count), are completely honest and you are completely neautral about homosexuals and the bible still says that homosexuality is wrong THEN we'll talk...not saying that I'll change my views though... I'm shaking my head in sheer wondermant now and wondering what the heck is wrong with humanity. I thought we learned our lesson with Hitler and the Civil War...

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