Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community (Paperback)

Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community By Andrew Marin, Brian McLaren (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Andrew Marin, Brian McLaren (Foreword by)
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Description


Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year Award winner

Golden Canon Leadership Book Award winner

Relevant Magazine: Top 20 Best Overall Books winner

Englewood Review of Books: Top 20 Best Overall Books winner

Christian Manifesto Lime Award winner

Andrew Marin's life changed forever when his three best friends came out to him in three consecutive months. Suddenly he was confronted with the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community (GLBT) firsthand. And he was compelled to understand how he could reconcile his friends to his faith.

In an attempt to answer that question, he and his wife relocated to Boystown, a predominantly GLBT community in Chicago. And from his experience and wrestling has come his book, Love Is an Orientation, a work which elevates the conversation between Christianity and the GLBT community, moving the focus from genetics to gospel, where it really belongs.

Why are so many people who are gay wary of people who are Christians? Do GLBT people need to change who they are? Do Christians need to change what they believe? Love Is an Orientation is changing the conversation about sexuality and spirituality, and building bridges from the GLBT community to the Christian community and, more importantly, to the good news of Jesus Christ.

About the Author


Brian McLaren is founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in the Baltimore-Washington region. He is the author of numerous books including A New Kind of Christian, A Generous Orthodoxy and Finding Our Way Again.Andrew Marin and his wife live in Boystown, a predominantly GLBT neighborhood in Chicago. His organization, The Marin Foundation, is conducting the largest-ever research study on religion in the gay community.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780830836260
ISBN-10: 0830836268
Publisher: IVP
Publication Date: March 25th, 2009
Pages: 205
Language: English