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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (233 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wesley Hill Narrator: Adam Black Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“Gay,” “Christian,” and “celibate” don’t often appear in the same sentence. Yet many who sit next to us in the pew at church fit that description, says author Wesley Hill. As a celibate gay Christian, Hill gives us a glimpse of what it looks like to wrestle firsthand with God’s “No” to same-sex relationships. What does it mean for gay Christians to live faithful to God while struggling with the challenge of their homosexuality? What is God’s will for believers who experience same-sex desires? Those who choose celibacy are often left to deal with loneliness and the hunger for relationships. How can gay Christians experience God’s favor and blessing in the midst of a struggle that for many brings a crippling sense of shame and guilt? Weaving together reflections from his own life and the lives of other Christians, such as Henri Nouwen and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Hill offers a fresh perspective on these questions. He advocates neither unqualified “healing” for those who struggle, nor their accommodation to temptation, but rather faithfulness in the midst of brokenness. “I hope this book may encourage other homosexual Christians to take the risky step of opening up their lives to others in the body of Christ,” Hill writes. “In so doing, they may find, as I have, by grace, that being known is spiritually healthier than remaining behind closed doors, that the light is better than the darkness.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nora | 2/7/2014

    " Powerful. This book answered all my questions, and is a message to us all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/31/2014

    " Exceptionally well done. Balanced, careful, thoughtful, painfully honest. Hill holds in tension and is faithful to both experience and theology. A rare gem of a book. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barnabas Piper | 1/20/2014

    " I really appreciate Wesley Hill's book. This was both eye-opening as well as hope-giving, I think. I read it in order to learn how to love and serve gay Christians, and it was enormously helpful. This is a very valuable book for believers who are not gay who want to be better brothers or sisters for those who are gay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kelly Brewer | 1/11/2014

    " A must-read for anyone involved in ministry! Wesley Hill gives a very honest account of his struggles and reminds the church that it's not enough to say "Jesus' love can replace your desire for human love". He presents a well thought-out dialog that has been absent in our Christian literature on homosexuality and the church. "

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