Sunday, 2 August 2009

L'EMPEREUR: Spiritual Direction and the Gay Person

Edicoes Loyola, 1998

The opening sentences of this book:

Homosexuality is one of God's most significant gifts to humanity. To be gay or lesbian is to have received a special blessing from God. to be gay or lesbian is to have received a special blessing from God. All humans receive their own special graces from their creator, but god has chosen some to be gay and lesbian as a way of revealing something about Godself that heterosexuals do not.

"Written with a solid grasp of the central personal and social issues facing lesbian and gay people, "Spiritual Direction and the gay Person" is a practical and liberating resource for spiritual directors and those seeking guidance.  It is not prescriptive.  Its only aim is to assist gay men and lesbian women on their spiritual journeys, through relationships, prayer and liturgy and through their commitment to, or rejection of, institutional religion."
-Robert Nugent, co-founder of New Ways Ministry

Again and again I scribbled Excellent in the margins of this book - unflinching in examining the gay experience, refreshing in recognizing God's handiwork there, illuminating in charting this particular path of spiritual growth, and chock-full of references creatively and insightfully used
-Daniel Helniniak, author of "What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality"

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