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    Description"Gay," "Christian," and celibate don't often appear in the same sentence. Yet many who sit next to us in the pew at church fit that description, says author Wesley Hill. 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 relationships. What does it mean for gay Christians to live 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 their accommodation to temptation, but rather faithfulness in the midst of brokenness. "I hope this book may encourage other homosexual Christians to take the risky step of opening up their lives to others in the body of Christ," Hill writes. "In so doing, they may find, as I have, by grace, that being known is spiritually healthier than remaining behind closed doors, that the light is better than the darkness.""


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    Title
    Washed and Waiting
    Subtitle
    Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wesley Hill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780310330035
    ISBN 10: 0310330033
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC V2.8: REL012000
    BIC subject category V2: HRCV
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 37
    BISAC V2.8: SOC012000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP050
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/GAY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25450
    Ingram Subject Code: RH
    BISAC V2.8: REL012110
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 54
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: HRLM7
    DC22: 248.808664
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A13707854
    DC22: 248.8/408664
    LC classification: BR115.H6 H55 2010
    DC22: 248.8408664
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL012130
    Thema V1.0: QRMP, QRVP7
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PSG
    Publisher
    ZONDERVAN
    Imprint name
    ZONDERVAN
    Publication date
    27 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Rapids
    Back cover copy
    'Gay, ' 'Christian, ' and 'celibate' don't often appear in the same sentence. Yet many who sit next to us in the pew at church fit that description, says author Wesley Hill. 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 relationships. What does it mean for gay Christians to live 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 their accommodation to temptation, but rather faithfulness in the midst of brokenness. 'I hope this book may encourage other homosexual Christians to take the risky step of opening up their lives to others in the body of Christ, ' Hill writes. 'In so doing, they may find, as I have, by grace, that being known is spiritually healthier than remaining behind closed doors, that the light is better than the darkness.'