Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach between the Church and the LGBT Community (October 2014)
Available as a signed and personalized copy from the author at Canyonwalker Press .
Also, order hard copies and Kindle versions from Amazon.
In 2001, Kathy Baldock, a straight conservative Evangelical Christian, met Netto Montoya, a lesbian Native American, on the local hiking trails near her home in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Their friendship challenged Baldock’s cultural and religious beliefs about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Could gay people be Christians? Could they be in committed partnerships, or even Christian marriages?
In Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach between the Church and the LGBT Community, Baldock shares her story of overcoming deeply rooted biases and confronting the most difficult boundary of all: what the Bible might have to say about gay and transgender people, and more specifically people who identify as both gay or transgender and Christians.
Ten years of biblical and historical research, as well as conversations and relationships with thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, led to important discoveries:
How the various threads of culture, the law, science, religion, and politics have been intertwined, leading us to this point in history.
How focusing on the biblical conversation is important, but is not enough.
How very few individual people have had an enormous influence on the current situation.
“Baldock’s research is up to professional standards.”
“The cultural, political, religious, and psychoanalytic timelines are easy to follow.”
“Essential reading for every Christian, especially pastors.””I already have 5 people in mind that I want to give this book to… 3 of them are pastors.”
“This book is a lifesaver for young Christians struggling with sexual orientation or gender identity.”
“Kathy Baldock is one of the most influential advocates for LGBT Christians in the church.”
‘Kathy’s background as an engineer is reflected in the way her book is meticulously organized, researched and footnoted.”
“Not only is this an amazing and important book, it’s a heck of a great read!”
“Kathy’s compassionate and fervent telling of history and present day church life is an essential read for understanding gay people’s relationships with the church at large.”
“The depth, breadth, and tenderness of this book are amazing.”
And, even a two star review says: “If you’re looking for a book written by an LGBT-advocate who represents that side well, then WBC is an excellent choice.” from Sean McDowell
Bridgeless Canyon is available from newly formed publishing, Canyonwalker Press, which specializes in showcasing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender affirming authors in the Christian book market.
Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach between the Church and the LGBT Community available as a signed and personalized copy from the author at Canyonwalker Press .
You can also order hard copies and Kindle versions of Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach between the Church and the LGBT Community from Amazon.
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