A Place in the Kingdom: Spiritual Insights from Latter-day Saints about Same-sex Attraction

A Place in the Kingdom: Spiritual Insights from Latter-day Saints about Same-sex Attraction by Ginger Hyde, Garrick Hyde

Title: A Place in the Kingdom: Spiritual Insights from Latter-day Saints about Same-sex Attraction
Author: Ginger Hyde, Garrick Hyde
ISBN10: 0941846059
ISBN13: 978-0941846059
Publisher: Century Publishing; 1 edition (September 4, 1997)
Language: English
Subcategory: Christian Denominations & Sects
Size PDF: 1633 kb
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Rating: 4.4/5
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Pages: 224 pages
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A Place in the Kingdom: Spiritual Insights from Latter-day Saints about Same-sex Attraction by Ginger Hyde, Garrick Hyde


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This book is a collection of personal essays from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have personally witnessed the significance of same-sex attraction (SSA) in their own lives or in the life of someone they love. The essays in this book detail the insights and experiences of LDS men and women who desire to follow the gospel when caught in the tug of war between obeying Christ's commandments or pursuing homosexual behavior. These stories speak of real charity--the essence of the gospel of Jesus Christ--and compassion given by the rescuing hands of Christ and his followers.

This book was compiled with one heartfelt desire: to grant comfort and insights to the many, many thousands of Latter-day Saints who feel alone and desperate in their struggles with same-sex attraction. A secondary motive of this book is to invoke greater compassion toward their brothers and sisters with same-sex attraction.

The editors attempted to underscore two main themes in this work. First, SSA (or any trial in life) does not have to rob us of life's happiness; we can all find inner happiness, even when we are human and struggling. Second, developing a personal relationship with God and Jesus Christ is critical to our inner happiness; peace comes from God's presence instead of adversity's absence.

Twenty-four authors contributed the book's twenty-six essays. Essay demographics: 15 essays by men with SSA, 2 essays by women with SSA, 4 essays by spouses, 3 essays by parents, and 2 essays by friends about someone with SSA.

It is important to note that he book is a grassroots project. Each essay came strictly from the author's honest heart.