There is a growing divide between the Christian church and the Gay community. A wedge is driven in by politics, doctrine, shame, and more; and the problem is getting worse and somehow we need to reconnect. This is a book about coming back to dialogue and relationship through love. It is one of huge risks with high stakes.
Andrew Marin is writing this book to Christ followers, and encouraging us with his own inspiring life stories, the way of Jesus, and scripture to build a bridge. He doesn’t avoid the scriptures but actually brings us right to them; not to cause doubt but to see the bigger picture of God’s love for people. Too often the discussion breaks down into a battle of being right or being rejected. It is often peppered with words that carry an undesired charge: one of condemnation, hate, and shame. Once an isolated and unaware Christian himself, Marin tells of his journey into relationship, respect, and reconnection with individuals, groups, and movements within the Gay community.
One cannot avoid being challenged to seek the footsteps of Jesus through this book. It provokes thought not controversy; love not self-righteousness. When finished, the reader is instilled with a new care and confidence that this bridge really can be built. It’s not about who’s right, it’s about a renewed orientation that supersedes all others: Love is the orientation of heaven.