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Gay Girl, Good God

Gay Girl, Good God

The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been

  • Author: Jackie Hill Perry
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 1462751237
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
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“I used to be a lesbian.” In Gay Girl, Good God, author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could? At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel. Read in order to understand. Read in order to hope. Or read in order, like Jackie, to be made new.

"The Emperor Has No Clothes!"

  • Author: Jeanne Gossett Halsey
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0359610072
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Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl's Heart

Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl's Heart

Discovering the Beauty and Freedom of God-Defined Sexuality

  • Author: Kristen Clark,Bethany Beal
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1493417584
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
  • View: 4961
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For the modern Christian woman living in today's sexually charged society, embracing God's design for sex and purity can often feel like an impossible pursuit. As the culture seeks to normalize things such as pornography, erotica, and casual sex, both single and married women of all ages feel immense pressure to conform. With alluring temptations constantly inviting them to join in, they might even begin to question whether God's design is truly good. They wrestle with questions like - What is the purpose of my sexuality? - What does it mean to pursue purity? - Are my sexual longings good or bad? In this encouraging book, Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal share honestly about their own struggles and victories, and invite women on a personal journey to discover and reclaim a biblical vision for their sexuality. Kristen and Bethany help women understand why God's design for sexuality is good, relevant, and leads to true hope and lasting freedom.

The Right Kind of Strong

The Right Kind of Strong

Surprisingly Simple Habits of a Spiritually Strong Woman

  • Author: Mary A. Kassian
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1400209846
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
  • View: 2013
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Award-winning author Mary Kassian provides readers a biblical guide to becoming the strong, resilient, capable women God created them to be. Our culture teaches us that it's important for women to be strong. The Bible agrees. Unfortunately, culture's idea of what makes a woman strong doesn't always align with the Bible's. As a result, Christians often have a skewed view of what constitutes strength. In The Right Kind of Strong, Mary Kassian delves into Paul's exhortation in 2 Timothy about the women of the church in Ephesus and uncovers warnings and truths about seven habits that can sap women's strength. She reveals how, by guarding against these seven pitfalls, Christian women can walk in freedom and grow to be strong God's way.

Friend-ish

Friend-ish

Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion

  • Author: Kelly Needham
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1400213525
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
  • View: 2801
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Bible teacher Kelly Needham debunks our world's constricted, small view of friendship and casts a richer, more life-giving, biblical vision for friendship as God meant it to be. As the family unit grows more unstable and the average age of marriage increases, a shift is taking place in our culture: for many people, friends now play the role of family. And just as with family relationships, our friendships often don't turn out quite as we envisioned or hoped, and we wonder, Is there a better way to do this? In Friend-ish, Kelly Needham takes a close look at what Scripture says about friendship. She reveals the distorted view most of us have of it and recasts a glorious vision for a Christian understanding. By teaching us how to recognize symptoms of idolatry and dependency, she equips us to understand and address the problems that arise in friendship--from neediness to discord and even sexual temptation. With hard-fought wisdom, a clear view of Scripture, and been-there perspective, Needham reorients us toward the purposeful, loving relationships we all crave that ultimately bring us closer to God.

Sing Over Me

Sing Over Me

An Autobiography

  • Author: Dennis Jernigan
  • Publisher: Innovo Publishing LLC
  • ISBN: 9781613141762
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 196
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ABOUT SING OVER ME by Dennis Jernigan: Since 1988, I've been publicly sharing the story of how I walked out of a perceived homosexual identity. Why? Because I remember being a boy wondering if freedom was possible. The church didn't have answers. The world didn't have answers. The gay community just tried to make me give up and accept this as my innate identity. Yet, something deep inside of me kept knocking at the door of my heart saying, "There must be more. This cannot be your ultimate destiny and identity." When God met me with the Truth of the transforming power of Jesus Christ, and I began what I call my incredible journey, I began to realize that I'd been lied to by the world and the philosophies of man. After seven years of freedom under my belt, the Lord asked me to begin publicly sharing my story because there were others out there who felt the same as I felt--that there must be more. This book is for those who want to experience God in an intimate, life-changing way, regardless of whether or not they've ever struggled with unwanted same-sex attraction. This is my story, yet really it's the story of redemption found in knowing Jesus Christ intimately. --Dennis Jernigan If you have read Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been by Jackie Hill Perry, or God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships by Matthew Vines, or UnClobber: Rethinking Our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality by Colby Martin--you will want to read Sing Over Me by Dennis Jernigan. **** ABOUT DENNIS JERNIGAN: You may know the music of Dennis Jernigan before you know his name. Having penned songs that are sung in churches and worship gatherings over the entire world like "You Are My All in All," "Thank You," "Who Can Satisfy My Soul (There is a Fountain)," "I Belong to Jesus," "We Will Worship the Lamb of Glory," and many others, Dennis Jernigan is a worship leader, song receiver, and author, but more importantly, he is a husband and father. Married for thirty years to Melinda, they have nine children and make their home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they are now welcoming grandchildren! Having been walking in freedom from his former homosexual identity since November 7, 1981, Jernigan takes great joy in sharing the grace and love of God with any who desire freedom in their own lives. Known for his worship songs and ability to lead people into a deeper, freeing awareness of Father's love in their lives, Dennis spends a great deal of time encouraging others to embrace their true identity in Christ.

Gotham and the Gothamites, Or, The Gay Girls of New York

Gotham and the Gothamites, Or, The Gay Girls of New York

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: New York (N.Y.)
  • Page: 179
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Oh, God, where are You?

Oh, God, where are You?

  • Author: Abie Abraham
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 599
  • View: 1928
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The "Ghost of Bataan", who survived World War II in the Philippines, tells of his experiences with Japanese prison camps.

The God Girl Journey

The God Girl Journey

A 30-Day Guide to a Deeper Faith

  • Author: Hayley DiMarco
  • Publisher: Revell
  • ISBN: 1441244727
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 176
  • View: 7924
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Hayley DiMarco's God Girl books and Bibles have been a huge hit with teen girls. Now everyone's favorite big sister and spiritual mentor takes girls on a 30-day journey into a deeper relationship with God. Beginning with a spiritual cleanse and then following with an in-depth study of the fruit of the Spirit, teen girls will learn what it means to love, be joyful, live out peace, and much more. Steeped in Scripture and with thought-provoking questions for girls to answer about their spiritual lives, The God Girl Journey is perfect for the girl who is on the path to becoming a God Girl and wants to take those next critical steps to maturity.

The Tolerance Trap

The Tolerance Trap

How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality

  • Author: Suzanna Danuta Walters
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814770592
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 343
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From Glee to gay marriage, from lesbian senators to out gay Marines, we have undoubtedly experienced a seismic shift in attitudes about gays in American politics and culture. Our reigning national story is that a new era of rainbow acceptance is at hand. But dig a bit deeper, and this seemingly brave new gay world is disappointing. For all of the undeniable changes, the plea for tolerance has sabotaged the full integration of gays into American life. Same-sex marriage is unrecognized and unpopular in the vast majority of states, hate crimes proliferate, and even in the much vaunted “gay friendly” world of Hollywood and celebrity culture, precious few stars are openly gay. In The Tolerance Trap, Suzanna Walters takes on received wisdom about gay identities and gay rights, arguing that we are not “almost there,” but on the contrary have settled for a watered-down goal of tolerance and acceptance rather than a robust claim to full civil rights. After all, we tolerate unpleasant realities: medicine with strong side effects, a long commute, an annoying relative. Drawing on a vast array of sources and sharing her own personal journey, Walters shows how the low bar of tolerance demeans rather than ennobles both gays and straights alike. Her fascinating examination covers the gains in political inclusion and the persistence of anti-gay laws, the easy-out sexual freedom of queer youth and the suicides and murders of those in decidedly intolerant environments. She challenges both “born that way” storylines that root civil rights in biology, and “god made me that way” arguments that similarly situate sexuality as innate and impervious to decisions we make to shape it. A sharp and provocative cultural critique, this book deftly argues that a too-soon declaration of victory short-circuits full equality and deprives us all of the transformative possibilities of full integration. Tolerance is not the end goal, but a dead end. In The Tolerance Trap, Walters presents a complicated snapshot of a world-shifting moment in American history—one that is both a wake-up call and a call to arms for anyone seeking true equality.