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Blessed Bi Spirit: Bisexual People of Faith
Reflecting a wide spectrum of religious tradition and spiritual paths--including Buddhist, Hindu, Pagan, 12-step, Christian and Jewish--over 30 contributors speak about the intersections of their faith practice and their bisexuality.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 21st 2000 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Blessed Bi Spirit is a challenging book on many levels. It explores the intersections between ethics and sexual desire, spirituality and gender identity from a wide variety of perspectives. The poems and essays provided all discuss some aspect of identifying as bisexual (and, in many cases, bigender or alternative gender identities) and how this relates to or intersects with the spiritual path chosen by the author. These range from identifying as bisexual and choosing to live within something ...more
Although I don’t agree with everything in this book (which would be virtually impossible since there are so many different points of view with each essay), I really admire the diversity of perspectives regarding bisexuality and spirituality. Each essay portrays not only a different experience of bisexuality, but also bisexuality within the context of a different faith. No two essays or experiences are the same, although some similarities do exist throughout. As a person of faith who recently ...more
A fascinating read. Some of the essays in this anthology are more insightful than others, of course, but the range of experience and perspective the authors represent will surely be an eye opener for many who read this -- bisexuals and others alike. This book deserves to be read and seriously contemplated for anyone of faith, regardless of sexual orientation. For anyone struggling to reconcile how to honor their sexuality as well as their desire to live as a person of faith (any faith -- there ...more
Jan 05, 2012 Angélique (Angel) rated it really liked it
This anthology is insightful, provocative, authentic, and healing. It spoke so well to the tensions I have felt being a bisexual person of faith while also exemplifying wholeness and integration in the midst of those tensions. I feel like my understanding of my sexuality and my spirituality has become more holistic through reading this collection, and I highly recommend it to other bisexual people of faith (with the caveat that some of the language used is dated).