UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question [NOOK Book]

Overview

Shore is America’s leading Christian writer on the subject of gay people and Christianity. His essays are widely credited with being central to the sea change in Christian thinking that has occurred on this issue in recent years. It offers the best of Shore’s writings on homosexuality and Christians/Christianity, along with heart-wrenchingly letters from gay people telling what it’s like to grow up, and live today, both gay and Christian. The book’s opening essay, “Taking God at His Word: The Bible and ...
See more details below
UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$8.99
BN.com price

Overview

Shore is America’s leading Christian writer on the subject of gay people and Christianity. His essays are widely credited with being central to the sea change in Christian thinking that has occurred on this issue in recent years. It offers the best of Shore’s writings on homosexuality and Christians/Christianity, along with heart-wrenchingly letters from gay people telling what it’s like to grow up, and live today, both gay and Christian. The book’s opening essay, “Taking God at His Word: The Bible and Homosexuality,” is a must-read for anyone seeking clarity on the relationship between the Bible, Christianity, and LGBT people. If you read only one book on this subject, make it this one. (This is the revised and updated edition of Shore’s book, "UNFAIR: Why the ‘Christian’ View of Gays Doesn’t Work.")

Dan Savage ("American Savage," "It Gets Better," "Savage Love") writes: "The touching, brave, and frequently heartbreaking letters in 'UNFAIR' should be required reading for any Christian who claims that gay people can't also be Christians--and for LGBT people who feel there's some conflict between their sexual orientations or gender identities and their faith. John Shore is sharp, he's funny, and he's right. To find out why I've called him America's preeminent non-douchey Christian, buy and read this book. And I challenge anyone who believes that the Bible justifies the persecution of their gay and lesbian neighbors--particularly those on the religious right who've made lucrative careers for themselves out of bearing false witness against their gay and lesbian neighbors--to read this book's opening essay, 'Taking God at His Word: The Bible and Homosexuality.'"

Here is some of what others have said about Mr. Shore:

"John Shore is awesome. The minute I started reading his stuff, I knew he was a brother from another mother." -- Rob Bell, author of "Love Wins," "Sex God," and "Velvet Elvis."

"John Shore is America's leading non-douchey Christian." -- Dan Savage, "Savage Love," and founder of the It Gets Better Project.

"John Shore is a gadfly, calling the Christian Church everywhere to act the way it says it believes about love and justice, which of course makes him an uncomfortable presence in those churches that do not like to be forced to face reality. So were the prophets of old. So was Jesus of Nazareth." -- John Shelby Spong, author of "Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World," "Why Christianity Must Change or Die," "Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism," and others.

"John Shore is funny as hell and smart as hell, which is good because I've heard that we're both going to spend a long time there." -- Tony Jones, "Theoblogy"; author of "The New Christians," and "The Sacred Way."

"Shore is a humorist whose work is more comedic than Donald Miller, and his appeal to Christians is more direct." -- Michael Spencer, a.k.a. The Internet Monk, and author of the bestseller "Mere Churchianity."

"John Shore's unique, honest, and passionate writings draw us to dig a little deeper, to listen with the intention of truly hearing and understanding each other. He gives voice to those without a platform; he puts into words our latent questions/ observations about today's topics that are begging to be addressed from the viewpoint of an informed Christian"-- Spencer Burke, founder of TheOOZE.com

"Shore is a madman and a genius."— Eric Metaxas, author of bestsellers "Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery," and, "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy," the Christian Bookseller Association 2011 Book of the Year.

"John Shore is a remarkably gifted writer who knows exactly what he is doing." — Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of "The Deep End of the Ocean" (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), "Twelve Times Blessed," and "The Breakdown Lane."

"John Shore is one of those rare writers who can make people laugh and think at the same time. He's one of the most talented, funny, and deeply thoughtful writers I know. He’s a sincere pleasure to read." -- Richard Louv, author of international bestsellers "Last Child in the Woods," and "The Nature Principle."

"John Shore, the legitimate son of Kurt Vonnegut and Dave Barry, writes with a freaky energy and humor and imagination that illuminate his characters’ and readers’ hearts. He’s the real thing.” -- Richard Lederer, author of more
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013591103
  • Publisher: John Shore
  • Publication date: 6/9/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 187,145
  • File size: 659 KB

Meet the Author

John Shore is an award-winning author who blogs at JohnShore.com and for The Huffington Post.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Amazingly honest stories

    I bought the book knowing what I was getting into. The summary is honest. These are the heartfelt stories of men and women who were brought up or into the Church and were hurt over and over again simply because of their sexuality. Yet, for every hurtful moment, there is another of strength, of peace. Many of these stories are from men and women who serve as Pastors or in some other capacity.

    I highly recommend this book for Christians who don't actually know any gay or lesbian people.

    I also highly recommend it for gays and lesbians who think they know the Church.

    Really, I recommend it for anyone, gay or straight, who thinks you can't be queer and be a Christian.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Bramblepaw to tigerpaw

    Please dont leave ! Why would you leave? even though as kits you and me fought i still like you and enjoy your presence. Please dont leave! Sure life is unfair but dont leave us! If some one in your family who you are very close to has died or been taken away from youor you ir someone you like got cancer or some ting like that i caan help. My life isnt... well hasnt..... been that good.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)