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Unnatural: Spiritual Resiliency in Queer Christian Women

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As a freshman in college, Rachel Murr found herself trying to decide which campus social group to join: the gay and lesbian advocacy group or the campus Christian fellowship. She knew it couldn't be both. For the next fifteen years she held onto the belief that she couldn't be both gay and Christian. When the pain involved in trying not to be lesbian called for a change in ...more
Paperback, 147 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Resource Publications (OR)
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Brianna Silva
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this. I recommend it to anyone who wants to better understand the experiences of queer women growing up in, or coming into, religious spaces.

The only thing that really bothered me, though, was the fact that it included the story of a trans man, Lawrence. Like... isn't that transmisic? Even though this man said he didn't mind being included, I would rather have seen the story of a trans woman in here.

Also, the author used his pre-transition name and she/her pronouns when talking
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Jane Elizabeth
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really great read! It's definitely not a book that is trying to persuade or argue for same-sex relationships if you're looking for rational for that. It starts with a basis assuming you, the reader, know whether you are affirming or not. It does a great job of interviewing women across the spectrum in regards to race, age, sexuality, etc. If you are a queer women and a Christian, YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK!! ...more
Kevin
Feb 22, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a collection of stories about gay Christians, the negative voices they heard and the redemption they found. It's pretty academic in the approach—she interviewed all participants and told their stories in a blended form through thematic chapters. But there's still enough story—and the unifying center of the author's story—to keep it from being too academic. ...more
jennspoint
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful! I was attracted to this book by the gorgeous artwork on the cover...and then the title. I'm so glad I read what was inside. The well-written stories inside are full of the type of healing and hope that is so badly needed in the world today. ...more
Logan Alley
Feb 02, 2016 rated it liked it
The subject matter was great. I'm grateful for this book. Reading it, the book still had the flavor of a research paper. But worth it for such and important read. Thank you! ...more
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