In Washed and Waiting, Wesley Hill writes for gay Christians and those who love them. Part-memoir, part theological reflection, he shares the struggles that gay Christians face as they seek to live faithful to God’s “no” to homosexuality. This updated edition includes a new afterword by Hill that continues his story since the book first released.
About the Book
*Is there a place for celibate, gay Christians in the church? * How do the gospel, holiness, and indwelling sin play out in the life of a Christian experiencing same-sex attraction? And how do brothers and sisters in Christ show love to them? Wesley Hill offers wise counsel that is biblically faithful, theologically serious, and oriented to the life and practice of the church. As a celibate gay Christian, Hill gives us a glimpse of what it looks like to wrestle firsthand with God's "No" to same-sex sexual intimacy. What does it mean for gay Christians to be faithful to God while struggling with the challenge of their homosexuality? What is God's will for believers who experience same-sex desires? Those who choose celibacy are often left to deal with loneliness and the hunger for relationships. How can gay Christians experience God's favor and blessing in the midst of a struggle that for many brings a crippling sense of shame and guilt? Weaving together reflections from his own life and the lives of other Christians, such as Henri Nouwen and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Hill offers a fresh perspective on these questions. He advocates neither unqualified "healing" for those who struggle nor accommodation to temptation, but rather faithfulness in the midst of brokenness.
- ISBN: 9780310534198
- ISBN 10: 0310534194
- Imprint: Zondervan
- On Sale: 2016-09-13
- Pages: 224
- List Price: $16.99
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Publication Date: 2016-09-13
- Trim Size: 127.000mm x 180.000mm x 15.000mm
- Weight: 158.000gr
- Category 1 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues
- Category 2 : RELIGION / Christian Ministry / General