Books, LGBT

Book #6: Bulletproof Faith

My sixth book read in 2011 is Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians, by Candace Chellew-Hodge. I thought this was a great book. The concept of a bulletproof faith struck me as strange, initially, but the comparison of putting on the whole armor of God as a 1st century image and the need for something stronger now made sense to me. 

Chellew-Hodge writes for LGBT people about developing a strong, loving, non-defensive faith that helps in controversial moments, but her principles are great ones for all people of faith who are under challenge. She includes several spiritual exercises that have broad application. 

I also have to say that I read a lot of books about faith written by people in other denominations, and I have to “translate” some of what they say because I’m progressive and UCC. I don’t have to do that with Candace Chellew-Hodge. We’re talking the same talk. We even come from the same childhood faith experience, having been raised Southern Baptist. I was amazed at how much of a relief it was to read a book by someone so like-minded.

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