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If was nice to hear the authors perspective as a gay Christian growing up in the evangelical church. I do however have a more progressive view about homosexuality and the church then even he does, which surprised me. Worth the read to help move the conversation forward.
Review: single, Gay, christian
This is an inspirational story for anyone - gay or straight - wanting to know more about the struggles of a suffering minority, and how, through Christ and intimate friendships, gay Christians can find not only strength to endure, but also realistic hope for a wonderfully fulfilled life of love.
While my personal adolescent journey through college was quite different, Gregory Coles beautifully articulates a strikingly similar struggle with the fears, longings, anger, and heart-wrenching questions that I myself have wrestled with throughout my years of celibacy in pursuit of Christ. It is encouraging to hear a reinforcement of the same conclusions, reached through reason, experience, and faith, which I have also come to regarding a God-honoring view of sexuality.
Single, Gay, Christian is a book I wish I had a decade ago; but it's written for today. It addresses the most popular notions used in culture to justify a gay lifestyle in light of Biblical admonishment; it reminds the church body that marriage is not the ultimate goal of life, and to consider and care for their struggling brothers and sisters who do not have it in their future; it ties relevance of the principle of self denial - which is felt so prevailingly for the single gay Christian, into the lives of every follower of Christ; and it provides non-Christians with an opportunity to understand more deeply the decision of celibacy for a single, gay, Christian. Recommended for all people.