From the back cover: Like many gay Christians, David W. Shelton spent years struggling with an internal war between his faith and sexual orientation. By the time the dust settled, he emerged into a sense of destiny and passion for God and found himself doing something he never thought possible: he reconciled his faith and sexuality.
Using time-honored Biblical interpretation techniques, he not only dares to ask the question, “can a person be gay and a Christian,” but to seek an answer that may very well rock the traditional view of homosexuality and the Bible to its core. The Rainbow Kingdom looks through all six of the “clobber verses” that are used to condemn gay and lesbian Christians and puts them back into their literary, historical, and original language contexts. The results may surprise you!
But The Rainbow Kingdom doesn’t stop there! The book’s second half concentrates on the challenges and critical issues that we all face, especially as LGBT Christians. After all, our calling isn’t just to understand the Bible. It’s to follow Christ.
- Printed: 132 pages, 6.00″ x 9.00″, perfect binding, 60# cream interior paper, black and white interior ink , 100# exterior paper, full-color exterior ink
- ISBN: 978-1-4303-0158-5
- Publisher: Lulu.com
- Rights Owner: David W. Shelton
- Copyright: © 2006 by David W. Shelton Standard Copyright License
- Language: English
- Country: United States
- Retail Price: $12.95
What others are saying about The Rainbow Kingdom:
“If you want a good, quick overview while reading the personal story of one gay Christian man coming to his own acceptance in God and with his faith, you will enjoy this fast read. The final chapters include practical steps to healing and how to then move forward as a useful servant in God’s Rainbow Kingdom.”
– Kathy Verbiest Baldock, Canyon Walker Connections
“…a spiritual gay man or woman’s perfect first step out.”
– Joseph Brant, Out & About Newspaper
“…a “must have” for your Christian reference collection”
“It’s been a long time coming: a book that uses everyday logic and perspective to refute the traditional “Biblical” arguments against homosexuality. Written so that anyone, teenager to senior citizen, can understand better the reality that you can be both gay and Christian.”
– C., professor, LaCrosse, WI.
“This is not a thesis or a dissertation, which is nice. It’s a practical and readable book written for anyone interested in the discussion of whether you can be Gay and Christian. Finally puts it out there for the common person, regardless of whether they are gay or straight. Well done!”
– B., professor, LaCrosse, WI
“The Rainbow Kingdom is a GREAT read! YES you can be a Christian and a GLBT person. [It] shines light on the true meaning of Christianity as “God” meant it. Truly an eye opener.”
– Heather Weidman