As “outsiders,” gay men and lesbians challenge the church to be inclusive of all God’s childrenthe central message of the gospel. “God has drawn us to this difficult place,” they write, “in order to reveal God’s grace to us and in us and through us.” Basing their book on retreats they have presented to churches and seminaries, Countryman and Ritley explore what it means to affirm, not merely accept, being gay or lesbian, as well as Christian. Writing primarily for the lesbigay community, and for their families and communities, they explore the ways in which the gay and lesbian community can appropriate and re-tell the biblical story, and find confidence in their unique spiritual journey and gifts. This proactive and self-affirming book provides new hope for those who feel that it is impossible to be both gay or lesbian, as well as Christian.
|Publisher:||Church Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.46(d)|