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Single, Gay, Christian by Greg Coles
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Greg Coles has written a tender, funny, and thoughtful memoir of his coming out story - his journey towards a grace- and truth-filled acceptance of his sexual identity. In addition to the skill with which he humanizes a
subject often beset by heated rhetoric, the book is superbly written - that is, once I got going with the story, I couldn't relax until I'd finished it. My one critique of this book is that he doesn't spend a great deal of time exploring and responding to the counter-narratives of LGBTQ persons in Christian circles - those who affirm same-sex monogamous narratives and those who may balk at the fact that he identifies as gay. Greg's memoir does not serve an apologetic purpose in this respect. At the same time, I don't believe this was what he was trying to do with his book - though many may consider him and his story to be an anomaly, he wanted the freedom to be able to tell it. With that goal, he has most definitely succeeded.
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