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Leaving Homosexuality

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When a gay man or woman is faced with the reality that a growing and vibrant life in Jesus Christ is incompatible with their sexual attractions, what exactly does he or she "do?" What steps can be taken toward leaving the gay life and identity?

In this accessible book Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, explains the process and clarifies the expectations for t
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Paperback, 155 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Harvest House Publishers
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Phil
Feb 15, 2012 Phil rated it did not like it
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I will hand it to Alan Chambers... I expected a book filled with bigotry and condescension (despite the author's claims to have "gone through the homosexual lifestyle"), and while I found both of those things, I also found what I believe to be a fair amount of compassion and good will.

That's the good news. The bad news is that this author's quest is painfully misguided, believing that the path he chose (trading homosexuality for God's love, as if the two were mutually exclusive) is the path t
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Logan
Jul 11, 2011 Logan rated it did not like it
This book has some good insights on how to overcome addiction and live a life in which Christ, instead of sexual orientation, composes our central identity. However, the book is built on the premise that homosexuality is a sexual addiction and should be treated as such, which to me is an over-simplification of the issue. Yes, you can be gay and also have problems with pornography, anonymous sex, and drug abuse, and perhaps there should even be books and ministries directed towards helping homose ...more
John Kennedy
Jul 08, 2009 John Kennedy rated it it was amazing
This is a good primer for straight Christians on what not to say to gays, and on what not to assume. Author Alan Chambers, the president of Exodus, shares the real struggles he faced acting on his same-sex feelings as a youth and young adult. He makes it clear that gays don't "choose" to be gay and that whether one is "born" gay or shaped that way by environmental factors isn't the argument either side should be making. How a person reacts to those feelings is what's important. Sadly, many in th ...more
Sandra
Homosexuality is not a disease or an illness or something you can simply walk away from. When will people get this?
Seth Rumbley
Save your time; don't read this garbage.
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