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Image Alone in the Trenches: My Life as a Gay Man in the NFL
(281 Pages) A memoir by the ex-NFL football player offers a portrait of his life as a gay man, recounting his painful childhood, his fear of exposure while playing in the NFL, the strength he found in Christianity, and his decision to come out publicly.
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Image Boy Erased: A Memoir
(340 Pages) "A poignant account by a survivor of a church-supported sexual orientation conversion therapy facility that claimed to "cure" homosexuality describes its intense Bible study program and the daily threats of his abandonment by family, friends and God, an experience that transformed the author's relationships and self-understandings, "--NoveList.
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Image But Lord They're Gay
From the back cover, written by the author: In the mid-sixties I was part of a fervent evangelistic team working the streets of San Francisco. Our mission to "Save and Change" homosexuals. Today, I'm still a Christian, still heterosexual, and I pastor a "Gay" congregation of dedicated Christians, where I'm the token "straight". I struggled every step of the way as God led me from truth to truth, understanding to understanding, despite my many years of protesting "But Lord, They're Gay". The Gay/Christian issue is not the cut and dry situation many churches teach today. If you seek answers on the subject, I hope The Pilgrimage on which our Lord has taken me will open your hearts to a "Different" viewpoint.
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Image For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color
(304 Pages) The founder of Latina Rebels and a "Latinx Activist You Should Know"(Teen Vogue) arms women of color with the tools and knowledge they need to find success on their own terms For generations, Brown girls have had to push against powerful forces of sexism, racism, and classism, often feeling alone in the struggle. By founding Latina Rebels, Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez has created a community to help women fight together. In For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts, she offers wisdom and a liberating path forward for all women of color. She crafts powerful ways to address the challenges Brown girls face, from imposter syndrome to colorism. She empowers women to decolonize their worldview, and defy "universal" white narratives, by telling their own stories. Her book guides women of color toward a sense of pride and sisterhood and offers essential tools to energize a movement. May it spark a fire within you.
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Image Gay Life and Culture: A World History
(384 Pages) A global history from ancient times to the present, told through a series of essays by more than a dozen noted scholars, discusses a wide range of topics, from the Old Testament relationship between Jonathan and David and the Age of Confucius to Native American berdaches and the advent of AIDS. 10,000 first printing.
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Image Gay Travels in the Muslim World
(200 Pages) Gay Travels in the Muslim World journeys where other gay travel books fear to treadMuslim countries. This thought-provoking book tells both Muslim and non-Muslim gay men's stories of traveling in the Middle East during these difficult political times. The true, very personal tales reveal how gay men celebrate their lives and meetings with local men, including a gay soldier's story of his tour of duty in Iraq. Insightful and at times sexy, this intelligent book goes beyond 9-11 and the present political and cultural divides to illustrate the real experiences of gay men in trouble zonesin an effort to seek peace for all.
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Image God Does Love Me: My Trans Journey to Finding My True Self
(242 Pages) This book is a chronical of my life and transition from male to female. I wrote it because I have learned that when one has been blessed and fortunate to experience life in a grand scale, one has to share it. Not only have I experienced life on a grand scale, but I have experienced it from both sides. Let me explain.I have been blessed to live my life in both genders. As the title of this book suggests, this book is about my transgender journey to find my true self. Let it be known from the start, I do not, in any way, feel my life in the male gender was without value. Everything we experience in life is a teaching tool. And now that I have found my true self, I am able to see life through unique lenses. In fact, now I don't just see life through my eyes. Now I see life with all my senses and that makes life worth so much more. I have also been encouraged by many friends to write down my journey as it includes so many unique experiences. They feel that the lessons I learned can be encouraging and helpful to someone else who is struggling with similar issues about their gender identity.
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Image Homophobia: A History
(496 Pages) Traces the history of religious, legal, and social persecution of homosexuals, exploring the references as found in the Bible, punishment of homosexuals in ancient Greece, and attitudes reflected in modern literature, media, and hate crimes.
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Image Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church
(228 Pages) In this revised and expanded best seller, Rogers argues for equal rights in both the church and society for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people. He describes how he moved away from opposition to support, charts the church's history of using biblical passages to oppress marginalized groups, argues for a Christ-centered reading of Scripture, debunks stereotypes about gays and lesbians, and explores texts used most frequently against homosexuals and gay ordination. In this newly revised edition, he maps the recent progress of major U.S. denominations toward full equality for LGBT persons, adds a new chapter that examines how Scripture is best interpreted by Jesus' redemptive life and ministry, and updates his own efforts and experiences. The book also includes a guide for group study or personal reflection.
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Image Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church
(228 Pages) In this revised and expanded best seller, Rogers argues for equal rights in both the church and society for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people. He describes how he moved away from opposition to support, charts the church's history of using biblical passages to oppress marginalized groups, argues for a Christ-centered reading of Scripture, debunks stereotypes about gays and lesbians, and explores texts used most frequently against homosexuals and gay ordination. In this newly revised edition, he maps the recent progress of major U.S. denominations toward full equality for LGBT persons, adds a new chapter that examines how Scripture is best interpreted by Jesus' redemptive life and ministry, and updates his own efforts and experiences. The book also includes a guide for group study or personal reflection.
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Image Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance
(175 Pages) "[A] splendid work...Nora Levin's study combines admirable mastery of the material with deep sympathy for the people whose history it chronicles." --Richard Pipes Commentary "[A]n exceptional work, the best general history of the Jewish people in the Soviet Union to date. She painstakingly but vivdly explains the troubled history of the Jews, from the Bolshevik revolution and WWII to emigration and Gorbachev's advent."--Choice "Holocaust historian Nora Levin's book on Soviet Jewry offers the reader urgently need knowledge about a most remarkable chapter in Jewish history."--Elie Weisel "[Levin] has done a remarkably comprehensive and conscientious job of surveying the secondary literature on Soviet Jewry and supplements it intelligently with oral histories and unpublished manuscript . ...Levin writes well and captures human drama played out in the often great expectations and equally profound disappointments that have characterized Soviet Jewry since 1917."--Zvi Gitelman, America "A comprehensive and well-documented survey of Soviet Jewry up to the Gorbachev era....[T]hese volumes hform a highly detailed and readable account for a wide audience....An unmatched review of a people and era; for all collections of Jewish history and most general ones."-- Library Journal "Indeed, this is Nora Levin's greatest achievement; her sober. scholarly account of Jewish life in the Soviet Union helps guarantee that the martyrs will not be forgotten." --Woodford McClellan, Virginia Quarterly Review A weeping, encompassing history of the lives of Jews in the Soviet Union in the twentieth century, Nora Levin's last work offers a compelling portrait of Soviet Jewry from the overthrow of the tsarist regime by the bolsheviks and takes the reader through pogroms, resettlements, World War II, the Stalin Era, to thte present-day refueniks. In compiling this seminal and important work, Nora Levin author of the critifally acclaimed The Holocaust has painstakingly researched a massive amount of first-person reports and documents, as well as secondary resources. She offers an extraordinarily detailed and well written history - one that presents in an animated and vivid fashion the personal descriptions of the individual struggles for freedom against the backdrop of sweeping political and economic upheavals both within the Soviet Union and in the international area. In scope and readability this work cannot be rivaled. For those interested in twentieth-century history, Russian history, Jewish history, and modern religious history, The Jews in the Soviet Union since 1917 stands alone as an essential source book.
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Image Oranges are Not the Only Fruit
(176 Pages) Describes the humorous adventures during the childhood of an eccentric girl, whose mother unsuccessfully tries to protect her from temptations
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Image Prayer Warriors
(192 Pages) When Stuart Miller came out to his family in 1992, he knew their reaction would be extreme. His father, a born-again Christian, unleashed a swift and terrifying brigade of 'prayer warriors', who bombarded Miller with wave after wave of hateful letters and phone calls. A frightening picture of the tactics used by the extreme religous right, Miller's story also provides an inspiring message of hope and triumph.
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Image Prayer Warriors
(192 Pages) When Stuart Miller came out to his family in 1992, he knew their reaction would be extreme. His father, a born-again Christian, unleashed a swift and terrifying brigade of 'prayer warriors', who bombarded Miller with wave after wave of hateful letters and phone calls. A frightening picture of the tactics used by the extreme religous right, Miller's story also provides an inspiring message of hope and triumph.
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Image Same-sex Unions in Premodern Europe
(412 Pages) Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic evidence that at one time the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches not only sanctioned unions between partners of the same sex, but sanctified them--in ceremonies strikingly similar to heterosexual marriage ceremonies.
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Image Sex and the Church: Gender, Homosexuality, and the Transformation of Christian Ethics
(157 Pages) Argues that homosexual lifestyles can help transform the divided, failing church of today
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Image Soulfully Gay: How Harvard, Sex, Drugs, and Integral Philosophy Drove Me Crazy and Brought Me Back to God
(328 Pages) Encompassing fourteen months in the life of a gay intellectual, an insightful memoir chronicles his personal struggle to reconcile the conflicts between homosexuality and Christianity, mysticism and madness, as he deals with fundamental issues of meaning, self-acceptance, addiction and recovery, and life with AIDS. Original.
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Image Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America
(368 Pages) "Compelling… eloquent and compassionate… We learn as much about growing up in the Christian right as we do about gay life in Mel White’s heartfelt and revealing memoir."—San Francisco Examiner Until Christmas Eve 1991, Mel White was regarded by the leaders of the religious right as one of their most talented and productive supporters. He penned the speeches of Ollie North. He was a ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell, worked with Jim Bakker, flew in Pat Robertson's private jet, walked sandy beaches with Billy Graham. What these men didn't know was that Mel White—evangelical minister, committed Christian, family man—was gay. In this remarkable book, Mel White details his twenty-five years of being counseled, exorcised, electric-shocked, prayed for, and nearly driven to suicide because his church said homosexuality was wrong. But his salvation—to be openly gay and Christian—is more than a unique coming-out story. It is a chilling exposé that goes right into the secret meetings and hidden agendas of the religious right. Told by an eyewitness and sure to anger those Mel White once knew best, Stranger at the Gate is a warning about where the politics of hate may lead America… a brave book by a good man whose words can make us richer in spirit and much wiser too.
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Image Taking a Chance on God: Liberating Theology for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Lovers, Families, and Friends
(238 Pages) Taking a Chance on God explores how lesbians and gay men can claim both a positive gay identity and a fulfilling life of Christian faith.
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Image The God Box
(272 Pages) Paul, a religious teen living in a small conservative town, finds his world turned upside down when he meets Manuel—a young man who says he’s both Christian and gay, two things that Paul didn’t think could coexist in one person. Doesn’t the Bible forbid homosexuality? As Paul struggles with Manuel’s interpretation of the Bible, thoughts that Paul has long tried to bury begin to surface, and he finds himself re-examining his whole life. This is an unforgettable book on an extremely timely topic that strives to open minds on both ends of the spectrum.
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Image The Word is Out: The Bible Reclaimed for Lesbians and Gay Men
(400 Pages) This lively collection of 365 meditations explodes fundamentalist misconceptions of the Bible's stance on homosexuality and offers inspiration to lesbian and gay Christians. Richly written, evocative, and often surprising, this book reinterprets the Scriptures to offer meditations comprised of a brief Bible selection, insightful words of reflection, and a short prayer/affirmation.
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Image Uncommon Calling: A Gay Christian's Struggle to Serve the Church
(227 Pages) Chris Glaser describes his personal journey of coming out to his family, friends, church - and to himself. He tells the story of how the church reacted to his disclosure and his subsequent "uncommon" calling that led him to devote his professional life to reconciliation between the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community and the church. By openly and honestly telling his story, Glaser furthers his calling - demonstrating that lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals are not abstractions, but real people struggling to remain faithful. Gay Christians will recognize elements of their own stories in Glaser's narrative. And the whole church may discover its own uncommon calling to fully welcome all Christians into the family of faith.
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Image Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition
(312 Pages) For millennia, two biblical verses have been understood to condemn sex between men as an act so abhorrent that it is punishable by death. Traditionally Orthodox Jews, believing the scripture to be the word of God, have rejected homosexuality in accordance with this interpretation. In 1999, Rabbi Steven Greenberg challenged this tradition when he became the first Orthodox rabbi ever to openly declare his homosexuality. Wrestling with God and Men is the product of Rabbi Greenberg’s ten-year struggle to reconcile his two warring identities. In this compelling and groundbreaking work, Greenberg challenges long held assumptions of scriptural interpretation and religious identity as he marks a path that is both responsible to human realities and deeply committed to God and Torah. Employing traditional rabbinic resources, Greenberg presents readers with surprising biblical interpretations of the creation story, the love of David and Jonathan, the destruction of Sodom, and the condemning verses of Leviticus. But Greenberg goes beyond the question of whether homosexuality is biblically acceptable to ask how such relationships can be sacred. In so doing, he draws on a wide array of nonscriptural texts to introduce readers to occasions of same-sex love in Talmudic narratives, medieval Jewish poetry and prose, and traditional Jewish case law literature. Ultimately, Greenberg argues that Orthodox communities must open up debate, dialogue, and discussion—precisely the foundation upon which Jewish law rests—to truly deal with the issue of homosexual love. This book will appeal not only to members of the Orthodox faith but to all religious people struggling to resolve their belief in the scriptures with a desire to make their communities more open and accepting to gay and lesbian members. 2005 Finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards, for Religion/Spirituality
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