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This review is from: Destiny Bridge (Paperback)
Destiny Bridge is an amazing account of the life of Frank Worthen (the father of the almost 40-year-old "ex-gay" movement/ Exodus International) and God's deep love and concern for those who struggle with same-sex attraction.
The first half of the book recounts Frank's heart-wrenching childhood, deception from his own pastor, and subsequent 20 years living as a gay man in homosexual relationships. The second half of the book recounts God's intervention on the Golden Gate Bridge and Frank's humble acceptance of Christ's love and forgiveness, which changed the course of his life an the lives of thousands of men and women who have turned from homosexuality to holiness.
The author takes time to share details, which makes reading Destiny Bridge like reading an historic novel. Much more than a novel, however, this true story is filled throughout with examples of God's grace and provision, offering a hope that no work of fiction could produce.
Frank recounts his role in the birth and growth of the "ex-gay" movement, which began in the 70's and continues to this day. His honest description of the movement's successes, failures, and hardships paints a realist picture of the fledging movement, which has strengthened and grown over the last 35 years. Frank's unswerving dedication to the ministry in the US and abroad, the international scope of outreach, the danger and confrontation he and others experienced and overcame is exciting and inspiring.
Finally some of the funniest and most endearing moments in the book are when Frank describes his courtship and marriage to his beloved Anita. The description of their love for each other and their mutual dedication to helping others as they work together in ministry is the "icing" on the very satisfying "cake" of Destiny Bridge.
This book will touch your heart, challenge your assumptions, uplift your spirits, and remind you of how great God's love is for every one of us.