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Does Jesus Really Love Me? (Jeff Chu)

03 Jun

Here is a review of Jeff Chu’s book by my pastor Nancy Butler… who also has a cameo role in the book, playing herself…

Pastor Nancy's Book Blog

***** 5 of 5 Stars

Reading this book is like meeting 35 new people . . . who privately confide the ways sexual orientation and faith have collided, and sometimes made peace. For a couple weeks after finishing the book Greg would ask me what I was doing. I often replied, “chewing on Chu!” I am still digesting the rich life lessons, but here is what I know:

  1. Being Rejected by your Faith Community for your Sexual Orientation is VERY DAMAGING. It leaves a deeper wound than even I thought before reading the book.  It makes you cynical about the Spirit of God residing in churches at all. If your sense of self is not fully formed, it fills you with deep personal shame and secrecy. It pushes you away from people you love. Worst of all, it can push you away from God. It teaches you to pretend…

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