Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Beyond Gay Paperback – September, 1999


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$48.64 $47.37
12%20Days%20of%20Deals%20in%20Books
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 287 pages
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (September 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879736909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879736903
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,847,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Language Notes

Text: English, French (translation)

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

73 of 85 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
I'm a married heterosexual who read David's book because I'm an orthodox Catholic interested in the agonizing debates over sexual matters within Christianity. I was quite surprised by how much "Beyond Gay" had to say to me, a straight man, about the theology of the body. David challenged me to think a lot more deeply about the way *all* of us consider our bodies, and the use of our sexuality. "Beyond Gay" cuts through so much cant and jargon to tell an *honest* story from a compassionate survivor of the sexual revolution. It is indispensable for priests, pastors and lay persons who seek to understand gay folks in charity, while leading them to fidelity to Biblical teaching. And it has almost as much to teach straights about the proper use of their own sexuality. What an unusual, wise book. It should be on the bookshelf of every culturally engaged Christian -- Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
44 of 52 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 7, 1999
Format: Paperback
Morrison has written a loving, compassionate, yet unequivocal portrait of "gays", and shows how wrong many Christians are in their approaches to same-sex attracted people. His recommendations on how to deal with youth who question their sexual identities are particularly important for parents. I am sorry that Morrison will (inevitably) experience attacks from extremists on both sides of this issue. Truth is harsh as well as holy, and courage is required to seek and accept it. Thank you, David, for expressing Paul's "more excellent way" in this wonderful book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
69 of 84 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 23, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a good book. Most books dealing with Christianity and homosexuality tend to fall into two groups: ones that try to harmonize the two and others that push re-orientation. This book steers a middle course: it doesn't try to justify gay sex biblically, and it doesn't take the position that inside every homosexual is a heterosexual yearning to burst out. A gay Christian doesn't have to choose between Exodus and the Metropolitan Community Church, but it is a rare treatment of the subject that ackowledges that.
This volume is written from a Catholic perspective, which is likely of more interest to Catholics, but is not completely lost on others (like me). I didn't focus too much on the specific catechism references, and skimmed quickly over the chapter on sacrements. The point is that it's not something you have to be a Catholic to be able to read.
The Catholic leadership appears to have a lot better attitude about gays in the church than those in some Protestant denominations. The "Always Our Children" statement, given in an appendix, is very sensitive and touching, without being compromising.
Much of the book is autobiographical in nature. However, it provides information and advice that will be of use to anyone who's gay but who looks at the Bible and realizes that gay sex is sinful (no matter how reluctant that realization may be). It also has a lot of information that is beneficial for non-gays.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
50 of 61 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 17, 1999
Format: Paperback
David Morrison shares candidly of his own journey from gay activist to chaste Catholic. He offers realistic hope for those with unwanted same sex attractions.
In describing his own discovery of the truths behind Catholic teaching on sexuality, Morrison gives us more than just pious religious sentimentality. He gives a gutsy desciption of his own transition. This book shows a faith that goes beyond doctrine and into the heartfelt experience of the grace of God.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
49 of 65 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 27, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book was recommended to me by a married friend who believed it was essential for both married and unwed couples regardless of sexual orientation. I am a Protestant Christian and appreciated David's God given ability to speak the truth in love. One may not agree with everything written in this book, nonetheless, the book presents a witness to human need for and journey to find true authentic intimacy with others and God. Best of all, David does not vilify or demonize the opposing sides to the issues surrounding same-sex attraction.
David writes from a Roman Catholic perspective which I am not very familiar with. Yet for me this perspective did not take away from the value of this text. After completing this book (which was borrowed from a library)I immediately bought four copies to share with clergy and other friends. I praise God for David and all who have the courage to speak lovingly and truthfully in difficult issues.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
46 of 61 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 3, 2000
Format: Paperback
I'm a seventeen year-old girl who is a practicing Catholic. I was very confused when talking about the homosexual issue. This book not only helped me realize that you are to love the sinner and hate the sin but it also taught me that it is possible for homosexual's to live a chaste life. I also was taught through this book that many homosexuals just want to be loved, and their search has been a difficult one, as pointed out in Morrison's book that hardly any homosexuals remain monogamous, that some have many, many partners. The problem with today's society is that heterosexual's are just as wrong. They don't even know that sex before marriage is wrong, so it's very difficult for them to understand that homosexual's are not to perform sexual acts and to remain chaste. Thank You, David, for writng this book and offering hope to other homosexuals.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews