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Here is a brief listing of some of the principal books on this subject puiblished in the past two decades.
Two important books that discuss the Biblical passages referencing homosexuality are John McNeill's The Church and the Homosexual (4th ed., ISBN 0-8070-7931-6, $14), and Daniel Helminiak's, What The Bible Really Says About Homosexuality (ISBN 0-9624751-9-X, $9.95). McNeils book takes a scholarly, detailed approach, and is for those readers who want to exhaust the interpretation of scripture and the rationale behind it. Helminiak's book is shorter, easier to read, and much less detailed in justifying his interpretations. So you may want to use his book as a first read, and reserve McNeill's book for a subsequent read.
Three daily meditation
books written for gay/bi/lesbian readers have a diversity in approach
and content: Amy Dean, Proud To Be (ISBN 0-553-37282-3, $8.95); Chris
Glaser, The Word Is Out (ISBN 0-06-063134-1, $12); and Gary Stern, A Few
Tricks Along The Way: Daily Reflections For Gay Men (ISBN 0-89594-726-9,$12.95).
books related to spirituality are Chris
Other important books are Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul (ISBN 0-06-016597-9,$25, hardback); Peter Gomes, The God Book (Gomes is a gay Harvard Professor in the Divinity School); James Boswell, Christianity, Social Tolerance And Homosexuality; and James Nelson, Embodiment: An Approach to Sexuality and Christian Theology.
by Larry P.
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