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What if Jesus knew how it feels to be queer? Surprising answers come in Jesus in Love, a novel that re-imagines Christ's legendary life as an erotic, mystical adventure in first-century Palestine. Jesus has today's queer sensibilities and psychological sophistication as he lives out his mythic story. Readers can relate to the struggles he faces: He feels like his real self ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Apocryphile Press
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Paul Hartman
Very few books are "life-changers" for me. This is one. Jesus In Love transported me so believably into the mind of Christ, He became even more alive than ever. Far from being blasphemous, it seemed holy (that is "set apart," and "whole"). It's a riveting tale, one of those reads that makes real time disappear from consciousness [a rare thing for me, a former "time-governed" broadcaster]. For us progressive Christians--faithful folks committed to a divine Jesus but not to the fundamentalist, unl ...more
S.M. Johnson
Cherry and I won the same contest, so I wanted to check out her book, but being as I am really not very religious, any version of Jesus in Nazareth doesn't hold much interest for me. That being said, I read this book somewhere around the time I read Anne Rice's version of the same biblical history; Christ: Out of Egypt - and I would say the stories are quite comparable. I hope the author of Jesus in Love accepts this as the high compliment it is intended to be.

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Theresa
Cherry redrafts the life of Jesus Christ as a sexually alive and aware being. The queer Christ, in my opinion, more aptly represents the religious figure as loving and accepting--even more so than Christian dogmas.
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Kittredge Cherry is a lesbian Christian author, minister and art historian. She founded Jesus in Love, an online resource for LGBT spirituality and the arts. Cherry was ordained by Metropolitan Community Churches and served as its National Ecumenical Officer, advocating for LGBT rights at the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches. She holds degrees in journalism and art histor ...more
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