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Son of a Bishop: My Testimony Paperback – May 16, 2006

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Samuel Marcus Brown was raised in a very traditional religious family, and his parents are leaders in the Church of God In Christ organization. Samuel has always loved the Lord and the church, and he has always had a heart to worship and please the Lord. After years of feeling personally bashed by the traditional organized church, he still continues to fellowship with the "saints." He was finally forced to rely on his strong convictions that his mentor Jesus Christ loved and accepted him just the way he was made by God. Although he really tried, he could never receive the message from the traditional organized church that he would be "damned to hell" that he was "not in the Lord’s will" due to the authenticity of his innermost reality.

Samuel resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he attended Morehouse College.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 52 pages
  • Publisher: RoseDog Books; 1 edition (May 16, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805988106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805988109
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,319,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I enjoyed reading his life story as a gay black man coming to terms with his sexuality being raised in strict religious family. It was very heartwarming to see how his parents accepted him. I saw myself in his life also. The book is short. I had it read in one day.
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Samuel Brown writes a slim tome (42 pgs), about struggling with his sexuality in a deeply religious family in Pennsylvania. Samuel discusses his early family life with his siblings and parents, who were leaders in the Church of God in Christ ministries, and the struggles he faced coming to terms with this.

The author weaves an emotional story of what it feels like to be black and gay with the burden of trying to understand himself, and his place in the traditional black Church; An institution that has historically not been overly affirming to people like himself.

Samuel writes with sincerity and honesty but the book succeeds most importantly by providing solace and comfort to those like Sam who are fighting similar demons.

Recommended!
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Samuel Brown writes a slim tome (42 pgs), about struggling with his sexuality in a deeply religious family in Pennsylvania. Samuel discusses his early family life with his siblings and parents, who were leaders in the Church of God in Christ ministries, and the struggles he faced coming to terms with this.

The author weaves an emotional story of what it feels like to be black and gay with the burden of trying to understand himself, and his place in the traditional black Church; An institution that has historically not been overly affirming to people like himself.

Samuel writes with sincerity and honesty but the book succeeds most importantly by providing solace and comfort to those like Sam who are fighting similar demons.

Recommended!
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