David W. Shelton’s “The Rainbow Kingdom | Christianity & the Homosexual Reconciled” is a great entry level read for someone who is trying to imagine the concept of being a gay Christian. Personal stories are powerful tools to help us connect with empathic ears and hearts that may be wondering or in the process of shifting. The treatment of the verses used to condemn gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are investigated in a manner easy for people to understand. There are more scholarly texts available to look at the verses more closely, but not everyone wants to sit and study for hours.
If you want a good, quick overview while reading the personal story of one gay Christian man coming to his own acceptance in God and with his faith, you will enjoy this fast read. The final chapters include practical steps to healing and how to then move forward as a useful servant in God’s Rainbow Kingdom.