Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate
As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. Nicknamed "God Boy" by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events--his coming out to... show more
As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. Nicknamed "God Boy" by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events--his coming out to his parents, his experiences with the "ex-gay" movement, and his in-depth study of the Bible--that led him, eventually, to self-acceptance. But more than just a memoir, TORN provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members--or who struggle with their own sexuality. Convinced that "in a culture that sees gays and Christians as enemies, gay Christians are in a unique position to bring peace," Lee demonstrates that people of faith on both sides of the debate can respect, learn from, and love one another.
Publish date: November 13th 2012
Publisher: Jericho Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
This book made me feel tired. As a lesbian Christian (Christian lesbian?) who has more or less not had to put up with the culture war to any great extent, and belongs to a queer-friendly denomination, it can be exhausting to hear over and over that I have to go talk to the people who hate me. It's n...
I think the only thing I don't like about this book is the subtitle. I don't know it's an accurate description of what the book has within its pages. Apart from that, though, I found it challenging and fascinating. I believe that every Christian would benefit from reading this book. Even if you don'...
A beautiful view of what a compassionate christian culture could be. I enjoyed the thorough research that gave context to some of the most abused scriptures which have been used to validate the disdain toward gay people. In Mr. Lee's personal story, he judiciously weighs the topic of same sex attrac...