Book covers Building a Bridge and Live Through This

 

Reflections on LGBTQ life in the church are presented from two different viewpoints in new books this month.

The books are “Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race” by Clay Cane and “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity” by James Martin.


Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race” by Clay Cane.

Being black and gay in the African American church is one of the themes in this accessible collection of essays. Five sections address sexuality, love, race, God, and intersections. The author is a journalist and director of the documentary “Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church.” Published by Cleis Press.

 


Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity” by James Martin.

Reflections in this inspirational book come from the Jesuit priest who recently sparked controversy by saying that some saints were probably gay. Martin is a bestselling author who is newly appointed as communications consultant to the Vatican by Pope Francis. Using the Orlando shooting as a starting point, his latest book weaves together church tradition, Bible passages and contemporary experience in an effort to unite LGBT people and the church. It is adapted from an address that Martin gave to New Ways Ministry, an LGBT Catholic ministry and advocacy group. Published by HarperOne.

 

Just released

Being the Body of Christ: Towards a Twenty-First Century Homosexual Theology for the Anglican Church by Chris Mounsey. Published by Routledge.

Retreating Forward: A Spiritual Practice with Transgender Persons by David Elias Weekley. Foreword by David Equality Watters. Published by Wipf and Stock.

 

Coming soon and available for pre-order

July 28, 2017
The Straight Mind in Corinth: Queer Readings across 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 by Gillian Townsley. Published by SBL Press.

Sept. 4, 2017
A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth by Cody J. Sanders. Published by Westminster John Knox Press.

Nov. 7, 2017
Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies by Kent L. Brintnall, Joseph A. Marchal and Stephen D. Moore (editors). Published by Fordham University Press.

 

More LGBTQ Christian books

New in June: LGBTQ Christian books “Carnal Knowledge,” “Jonathan’s Loves, David’s Laments,” “Jane Crow” and “Queer, There, and Everywhere”

New in May 2017: “Visions of Sodom” and “119: My Life as a Bisexual Christian”

New in April 2017: “Trust Truth” and “For I am Wonderfully Made”

New in Feb 2017: LGBTQ Christian books “Tantric Jesus,” “Bloomsbury Reader,” “Church of Whosoever” and “Queering Richard Rolle”

Top 35 LGBTQ Christian books of 2016 named

Top 25 LGBTQ Christian books of 2015 named

Top 25 LGBTQ Christian books of 2014 named

Top 20 Gay Jesus books

Basic LGBTQ Christian books: Where to start?

Queer Theology book list (from Patrick Cheng)

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Kittredge Cherry is a lesbian Christian author who writes regularly about LGBTQ spirituality. She holds degrees in religion, journalism and art history.She was ordained by Metropolitan Community Churches and served as its national ecumenical officer, advocating for LGBTQ rights at the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches.
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