9780470279281

Bulletproof Faith : A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470279281

  • ISBN10:

    0470279281

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-22
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Summary

This thoughtful, practical guide shows readers a way through the minefield of condemnation and persecution faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Christians and helps foster a faith that is bulletproof-impervious to attacks, yet loving and savvy in its approach. Bulletproof Faith is filled with useful insights and proven spiritual practices that deflect attacks and enhance and strengthen faith by turning attacks into opportunities for spiritual growth.

Author Biography

Candace Chellew-Hodge is a United Church of Christ minister and founder of the online magazine Whosoever for GLBT Christians. She is an award-winning former television and radio journalist as a news writer, reporter, and editor with CNN. For a free study guide and more resources for this book visit www.bulletproofbook.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: There Is Only One Sidep. ix
Becoming Bulletproofp. 1
Losing Our Religionp. 11
Spiritual Survival Exercise: Reclaiming Your Authentic Selfp. 28
Learning to Love the Questionsp. 33
Wisdom Before Weaponsp. 47
Spiritual Survival Exercise: Surrender Before Battlep. 66
Learning the Outward Movesp. 71
The Gift of the Enemyp. 87
Spiritual Survival Exercise: Breathing into Our Painp. 116
The Only Thing That Countsp. 123
You Know Your Faith Is Bulletproof When ...p. 135
"No Weapon Shall Prosper"p. 151
Spiritual Survival Exercise: Is That Your Final Answer?p. 158
Notesp. 161
Recommended Readingp. 167
Online Resourcesp. 169
The Authorp. 171
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