Coming In: Gays & Lesbians Reclaiming the Spiritual Journey (2006)
Author(s): Urs Mattmann
Amazon UK: Coming In
Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming
Genre(s): Liturgy/worship, Memoir/autobiography, and Spirituality
Topic(s): Accepting one's sexuality, Same-sex relationships, and Spirituality
Urs Mattmann shows that the spiritual lives of LGBT people are no different from those of others on the Christian path throughout the ages; in fact, their particular life experiences put them in a better position to work for good in the world. The author describes practical steps that LGBT people can take in order to connect with their innate spiritual nature and express it in their daily lives and relationships. He provides prayers, meditations, rituals, exercises and other suggestions to foster spiritual discovery. Addressing the unique gifts that LGBT people have to offer to the whole Church and society in general – ‘queer’ gifts not only for personal development but also for service in and to the world – this book shows how a relevant and liberating spirituality can enrich the lives of LGBT people and their communities on every level.
“I found Coming In exciting and eye-opening. The author’s own spirituality, and his understanding of it as a gay man, goes deep into the loving heart of God. He shares his own experience very honestly. There is something here for every Christian, not just for LGBT+ Christians.” — Phil Gardner
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