LGBTQ Christian book coves “Where True Love Is” and “A House of Prayer for All People”

Two new books affirm LGBTQ Christian life this month: daily Bible reflections and a study of a large queer church.

The books are “Where True Love Is: An Affirming Devotional for LGBTQ+ Christians and Their Allies” by Suzanne DeWitt Hall and “A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church” by David K. Seitz. He writes about Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto.


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Where True Love Is: An Affirming Devotional for LGBTQ+ Christians and Their Allies” by Suzanne DeWitt Hall.

Biblical support for LGBTQ+ Christians is revealed in 90 daily reflections. The book begins with “Who is God?” and goes on to address the Bible, Jesus and the law, sin, gender, sexuality and “What does it take to get to heaven?” Reflections are written in a friendly, easy-to-read style. Each day concludes with a quote from a variety of thinkers ranging from Saint John of the Cross and Mahatma Gandhi to contemporary figures such as Gene Robinson, Anne Lamott and John Hagee. The author is a freelance writer and HuffPost blogger who lives in Massachusetts with her wife. Foreword by Susan Cottrell, author of “Mom I’m Gay” and “True Colors.” Published by DH Strategies.


A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church” by David K. Seitz.

Life in a large LGBT church is examined by an urban cultural geographer who spent three years at Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto. He focuses on four struggles in the community: debates on race and gender in religious leadership, activism around police-minority relations, international outreach to LGBT Christians, and advocacy for asylum seekers. Building on queer theory, he calls for an “improper” queer citizenship beyond nationality or identity politics. The author is assistant professor of cultural geography at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA. Published by University of Minnesota Press.

 

Just released
Refocusing My Family: Coming Out, Being Cast Out, and Discovering the True Love of God by Amber Cantorna. Published by Fortress Press.

Coming soon and available for pre-order

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.

Nov. 28, 2017
Our Witness: The Unheard Stories of LGBT+ Christians,” ” edited by Brandan Robertson. Published by Darton Longman & Todd Ltd.

 

More LGBTQ Christian books

New in Oct 2017: LGBTQ Christian books “Rainbow in the Word,” “Queer and Catholic” and “Making Space for Queer-Identifying Religious Youth”

New in Sept 2017: “Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth” and “Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible”

New in August 2017: “Retreating Forward” and “The Straight Mind in Corinth”

New in July 2017: “Building a Bridge” and “Live Through This”

New in June 2017: “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: “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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