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ISBN-13: 978-1596271180 ISBN-10: 1596271183

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: SEABURY BOOKS (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596271183
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596271180
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,199,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rev. Chris Glaser is the author of twelve books, including Uncommon Calling, Coming Out to God, Coming Out as Sacrament, The Word is Out, and As My Own Soul: The Blessing of Same-Gender Marriage. His most recent book is The Final Deadline: What Death Has Taught Me about Life. A graduate of Yale Divinity School and a lifelong activist in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. as well as the broader church, he was ordained by the Metropolitan Community Church in 2005 and has since served three congregations as interim pastor.

As an openly gay candidate for ordination in the Presbyterian Church, he served as a member of a Presbyterian Task Force on Homosexuality (1976-1978), as founding Director of the Lazarus Project, a ministry of reconciliation between the church and the LGBT community in Los Angeles (1977-1987), and as editor of Open Hands, a quarterly magazine for welcoming congregations in seven denominations (1998-2003).

Since early 2011, Glaser has blogged weekly Progressive Christian Reflections at http://chrisglaser.blogspot.com. Published on Wednesday mornings, the blog and subscriptions are free and ad-free. Donations are welcome.

Glaser is available as a workshop and retreat leader, speaker and preacher. He has been invited by hundreds of congregations, campuses, and community groups throughout the United States and Canada.

A native Californian, Chris makes his home in Atlanta with his partner, Wade, and their dog, Hobbes.

For more on Chris Glaser, visit http://chrisglaser.com.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Trudie Barreras TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 17, 2011
Format: Paperback
I have been a devotee of Chris Glaser's writing for many years. This book, like several other of his more recent works, was purchased at a book-signing when it was first issued, but in the way of the world, I did not in fact get around to reading it immediately. Then, a week ago, I attended a workshop on sexuality and spirituality presented by Chris, and decided that it was more than time to remedy the oversight.

This book is a major contribution to the current debate on extending marriage rights to GLBT people. It is extremely tightly reasoned, involving a thorough investigation of all the challenges, scriptural and cultural, that tend to work against full justice for same-gender couples. As I already knew from reading Glaser's other work, his scholarship is impeccable and his writing style is engaging and inspiring. This is no polemic, but is rather a genuine prayerful reflection on the real message of Jesus concerning relationships which can be easily overlooked as people try to bend scriptural texts to suit their own worldviews.

I am amazed that this is seemingly the first review of a really creative and extremely important book to appear here on Amazon!
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