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Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ (Kindle)
Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ (Kindle)

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Author: Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Publisher: Crown & Covenant Publications
Binding: Paper
Pages: 206 pages

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Product Code: MIS87KINDLE

Kindle edition. Please note that you will be able to download the item to your computer then transfer it to your device.

Terms like same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gay Christian are part of daily discourse; yet enormous controversy surrounds them. They are the stuff of news headlines and vitriolic social media posts. But they also reflect stirrings of the heart in real people with real questions and concerns.

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, once a leftist professor in a committed lesbian relationship and now a confessional Christian, but always the thoughtful and compassionate professor, has written a followup to The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. This book answers many of the questions people pose when she speaks at universities and churches, questions not only about her unlikely conversion to Christ but about personal struggles that the ques­tioners only dare to ask someone else who has traveled a long and painful journey.

Dr. Butterfield not only goes to great lengths to clarify some of today's key controversies, she also traces their history and defines the terms that have become second nature today-even going back to God's original design for marriage and sexuality as found in the Bible. She cuts to the heart of the problems and points the way to the solution, which includes a challenge to the church to be all that God intended it to be, and for each person to find the true freedom that is found in Christ.

Chapters include:

  • Conversion: the Spark of a New Identity
  • Identity: the Flame of Our Union in Christ
  • Repentance: the Threshold to God and the Answer to Shame, Temptation, and Sin
  • Sexual Orientation: Freud’s 19th Century Category Mistake
  • Self-Representation: What Does It Mean to Be “gay”?
  • Conflict: When Sisters Disagree
  • Community: Representing Christ to the World

Also consider purchasing the Book of Psalms for Worship, which Rosaria and her family sing from, or the CD Refuge, recorded by her first church in Syracuse, NY.

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4 of 5 excellent but a concern October 28, 2015
Reviewer: marc thomas from Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa  
Hi. i have not finished the book yet but so far it has been both instructive and challenging. i have one concern: on pg 77 it is said that Christ had óne nature and two wills'the WCF ch8:2 says Christ has two natures. i am not sure if that is a doctinal or typo mistake?

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