LOVE LIFTED ME: In Spite Of The Church
K Godfrey Easter
LOVE LIFTED ME: IN SPITE Of The CHURCH is an inspirational read of an openly gay manâ€™s triumphant journey through the guilt, shame, and condemnation brought on by his Christian upbringing.
LOVE LIFTED ME: IN SPITE OF THE CHURCH offers a wealth of insight to Christian pastors, teachers, ministers and spiritual activists who outreach to Same-Gender-Attracted individuals or attempt to address the highly controversial topic of homosexuality publicly. However, Godfrey states of his first work,â€ťThe person who authored this book was convinced that being gay is no sin, to the extent that he would have happily given his life in defense of gay-Christian validity. Thanks to Wisdom, I am no longer that person.â€ť
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LOVE LIFTED ME: IN SPITE Of The CHURCH, written by K. Godfrey Easter, is an inspirational read of an openly gay manâ€™s triumphant journey through the guilt, shame, and condemnation brought on by his Christian upbringing. It chronicles events from his youth and throughout his young adulthood describing a vivid, moving, and sometimes comical portrait of how seemingly insurmountable social and spiritual challenges guided him to his own Damascus Road.
â€śWithin my own private valley of the shadow of deathâ€ť is where his deeply rooted, yet abandoned faith in the unconditional loving God of All was forever restored, and his unique, human orientation eternally validated by God.The author writes:
â€śBut be not dismayed. Weâ€™ll eventually reach the other side of the pharisaical Christianâ€™s hell, where a smoother ride exists.â€ť Easter exposes the ambiguity lodged deep within the roots of organized religion, as heâ€™s experienced it. With this literary rendering he describes how his faith in God brought him over. â€śIf Christ has set me free, why should I be bound, especially by my Christian church?â€ť he boldly declares.