Messy Grace

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5 out of 5 stars
By Laura Evans on 11-04-16

For such a time as this

I am so grateful to Caleb for writing this book. I have been wrestling with how to make sense of these issues and this book has been a tremendous help to me. It has dispelled my fearfulness of what I didn't understand, and has encouraged within me a God-given love for the precious souls who identify as LGBTQ. Thank you Pastor Kaltenbach!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Caprice on 08-17-16

A desperately needed message

For anyone struggling with the Christian /LGBT issue, this is a must-read. The author has lived in both worlds and so brings a unique, loving, and honest perspective teaching us how to live in the tension of grace and truth.

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4 out of 5 stars
By K. Jones on 04-16-16

Identity in Christ

"Some will switch their primary identity from their same sex attractions to a disciple of Christ."

That line spoke to me. This book does a good job of articulating what can be extremely disheartening in the Church today with how it by and large cannot communicate with people who are not like them. I will never know the struggle of being judged by my appearance or how I talk because those do not give me away as gay, but I do know how it feels to be judged by my sexual orientation and nothing else.

As Caleb says, you won't agree with everything he says, but he's not telling you what to think. He's sharing his story as well as his convictions of what he reads in the Bible that praises healthy sexual expression, and condemns sexual expression that does not seem to honor God.

I'm still wrestling with what it means to be a "Gay Christian", and all the questions that come with that identity. I am thankful that my primary identity is as a disciple/child of God, and I pray He uses my life to bring all sorts of people together, all for the glory of the LORD.

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3 out of 5 stars
By S. Streiff-process on 07-19-16

Helpful-ish

My church recently made a public stand about homosexuality. The Lead Pastor was asked to resign as he held beliefs that were more accepting in the way that he interpreted the Bible. This book was recommended to me to help me reconcile biblical truth with my desire to love other people radically. There are many insightful perspectives discussed in this book. It is worth the time spent to read it. It did not help me to clarify all of my questions on this issue as related to Christianity, but it has perhaps given me a bit more insight.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tonya Sissel on 05-24-16

Not just for LGBT topics

The message of loving as Jesus loves by combining grace AND truth applies to every area of a Christian's life. This book is about so much more that loving the LGBT community and every Christian should not only read this book but also put it into practice. Thank you Caleb and his family.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Weber on 05-04-16

A book on how Christians can be more like Christ

Being a Christian and believing homosexuality is a sin doesn't mean we must shun the LGBT. This book offers real insight into how to respect those who do identify as LGBT, speak to them with both love and truth, and to accept the person, not the sin.
I think every Christian needs to read/listen to this book, even if they don't 100% agree with the author 100% of the time.

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