A War of Loves: The Unexpected Story of a Gay Activist Discovering Jesus

A War of Loves: The Unexpected Story of a Gay Activist Discovering Jesus


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At 14, David Bennett came out to his parents.
At 19, he encountered Jesus Christ.
At that moment, his life changed forever.

As a young gay man, David Bennett saw Christianity as an enemy to freedom for LGBTQI people, and his early experiences with prejudice and homophobia led him to become a gay activist. But when Jesus came into his life in a highly unexpected way, he was led down a path he never would have predicted or imagined.

In A War of Loves, David recounts his dramatic story, from his early years exploring new age religions and French existentialism to his university experiences as an activist. Following supernatural encounters with God, he embarked on a journey not only of seeking to reconcile his faith and sexuality but also of discovering the higher call of Jesus Christ.

A War of Loves investigates what the Bible teaches about sexuality and demonstrates the profligate, unqualified grace of God for all people. David describes the joy and intimacy he found in following Jesus Christ and how love has taken on a radically new and far richer meaning for him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310538103
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 349,108
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

David Bennett is from Sydney, Australia, and is reading for a DPhil (Ph D) in theology at the University of Oxford. He is a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and holds an Oxford postgraduate degree in theology, as well as a master’s degree in analytic theology from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Search
1. Coming Out
2. Psychics and Boyfriends
3. The LGBTQI Activist
4. The Gay World and Oxford Street
5. University and a Love Triangle
6. Worlds Clashing: Christmas Conflicts

Part Two: The Encounter
7. Pub Prayers
8. The Film Festival
9. Prophecies and Coincidences
10. Torn
11. Marriage and Boyfriends
12. The Root of Bitterness

Part Three: Sense and Sexuality: Wrestling with God
13. Living Under the Word: Did God Really Say?
14. Law Vs. Grace
15. Facing Facts
16. Idolatry or Celibacy? Resurrection Power and the Body
17. Romance in France

Part Four: The New Identity
18. Acceptance and Affirmation
19. The Love of God: Eros and Agape
20. Broken Worship: From Orphan to Son
21. A Unique Sacrifice, a New Identity
22. Now but Not Yet: Suffering and Glory

23. Worship: The Trinity and Image of God
24. What Now for the Church? A New Way
25. Intimacy and Beloved Friendship
26. Mutual Understanding: The Church and the Gay Community
27. Gift and Sacrifice: Homosexuality, Salvation, and Holiness

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