- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Leyland Publications; First Edition edition (July 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0943595789
- ISBN-13: 978-0943595788
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,095,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Openly Gay, Openly Christian: A Gay-Friendly Approach to Scripture Paperback – July, 1999
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Kader might overstate (and re-state) some of his points at times, but only because so many hearts are so hardened by arrogance, bigotry, or self-hatred. This book is perfect for anyone who's gay and/or Christian, as well as for the loved ones of gay people.
I was born as a missionary kid in Kenya. The greatest challenge of my life was to accept myself as a gay man when I had been brought up to believe that being gay is unnatural, among other things. Although my family remains completely unsupportive after 11 years of knowing my sexual orientation, the dignity and strength that I've gained from self-acceptance has been invaluable.
This book and several others have a great help to me as I learned that the mainstream church is so mislead by mistranslation and misinterpretation, leaving thousands of people cut off from the church.
Rev. Kader takes twenty years of his own research, and backs them up with a step-by-step verbal archaeology dig to find the truth, using the legendary Strong's Concordance. ANYONE can follow along with his research, not just biblical scholars. This book should be a must-read on any Christian's book list simply because of it's message of healing, instead of hurting. Answers, instead of antipathy and animosity.
The best part of this book, is that you don't HAVE to agree with every point the Rev. Kader makes... though the ones he does make, are a little hard to ignore if you follow along with your own bible and concordance. I wish that somebody had come to me ten years ago with this kind of common-sense factual research, and walked me through my fears and doctrine-inspired confusion. It would have gone a long way towards my Christian walk with the Lord, to have been taught to accept myself before I could accept the message of Jesus Christ. This is why the Apostle Paul says we should examine ourselves, when partaking of Communion. Because Jesus never cared for what we did... all of us fall short of the glory of God, based on our actions alone.Read more ›
This book is different. It tackes head-on the passages in the Bible that have been deemed to condemn homosexuality, but it offers a depth of examination, especially in regard to linguistic analysis and the historical practices, sexual and social, of ancient times with which the Old and New Testament writers were dealing. Other passages find a sexual meaning, a gay and positive one at that, very convincingly in accounts (e.g.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ps. Samuel Kader nails it with this book. He is not only a loving and gentle Pastor, a great speaker (believe me, after hearing his sermon, I'll try to NEVER kick against the GOAD... Read morePublished 20 months ago by David Christian
For those homosexuals who have been automatically damned by so-called Christians, this book gives hope and encouragement. Read morePublished on January 26, 2014 by Karl J. Schneller
Samuel Kader is a well known and respected Pastor. He has researched both Old and New Testaments regarding homosexuality using ancient manuscripts not modern translations. Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by James L. Chambers
I bought this book because the topic of homosexuality and faith has been a focal point for about a year now. Read morePublished on September 16, 2009 by Citymoose
Unfortunately the comparison above shows you modern day translations and does not go into the fact that language changes over time and words that mean one thing today meant... Read morePublished on February 29, 2004
NOTE, 2014: As you'll see in my comments, since originally writing this my religious views have completely changed from Christian (as a child I was a Presbyterian; then from age... Read morePublished on November 5, 2003 by Amy Green
This is an excellent book which presents irrefutable research. It clearly illustrates where the modern day biblical translations are flawed by showing you the original Hebrew or... Read morePublished on July 14, 2003 by John Gallagher
I am reading this book and I think it is really great. I believe that this book can help a lot of families. Read morePublished on August 27, 2002 by Amazon Customer