Washed and Waiting

Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality
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Author(s): Wesley Hill
Original Publish Date: Sep 21, 2010
Product Number: EB00617386
Released: Jul 28, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780310591818
Publisher: Zondervan
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Description

This is a book written primarily for gay Christians and those who love them. Part memoir, part pastoral-theological reflection, this book wrestles with three main areas of struggle that many gay Christians face: (1) What is God's will for sexuality? (2) If the historic Christian tradition is right and same-sex behavior is ruled out, how should gay Christians deal with their resulting loneliness? (3) How can gay Christians come to an experience of grace that rescues them from crippling feelings of shame and guilt? Author Wesley Hill is not advocating that it is possible for every gay Christian to become straight, nor is he saying that God affirms homosexuality. Instead, Hill comes alongside gay Christians and says, "You are not alone. Here is my experience; it's like yours. And God is with us. We can share in God's grace." While some authors profess a deep faith in Christ and claim a powerful experience of the Holy Spirit precisely in and through their homosexual practice, Hill's own story, by contrast, is a story of feeling spiritually hindered, rather than helped, by his homosexuality. His story testifies that homosexuality was not God's original creative intention for humanity—that it is, on the contrary, a tragic sign of human nature and relationships being fractured by sin—and therefore that homosexual practice goes against God's express will for all human beings, especially those who trust in Christ. This book is written mainly for those homosexual Christians who are trying to walk the narrow path of celibacy and are convinced that their discipleship to Jesus necessarily commits them to the demanding, costly obedience of choosing not to nurture their homosexual desires. With reflections from the lives of Henri Nouwen and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Wesley Hill encourages and challenges Christians with homosexual desires to live faithful to God's plan for human sexuality.

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CD
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Author(s): Wesley Hill
Narrator(s): Adam Black
Product Number BN10338
Released: Jun 07, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781501224720
eAudio
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Author(s): Wesley Hill
Narrator(s): Adam Black
Product Number Z100071951
Released: Dec 11, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: #9780310591801
eBook
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Author(s): Wesley Hill
Product Number EB00673800
Released: Sep 13, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: #9780310534204
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Author(s): Wesley Hill
Genre: Religion
Product Number EB00621276
Released: Aug 27, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: #9780310591917

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