Archive for December, 2008

Dec 24 2008

Contest Deadline Approaching

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The deadline is approaching on our contest.

Whenever you buy a copy of Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians before Dec. 31, 2008, you’ll be entered in a contest to win a 1G iPod Shuffle. We’re giving away two iPods, so  chances are good you’ll get an extra gift this holiday season!

Go here for details.

Good luck!

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Dec 23 2008

Advocate Runs Bulletproof Faith Excerpt

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The Advocate.com is featuring an excerpt of Bulletproof Faith on their Web site.

Check it out here.

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Dec 22 2008

Bulletproof Faith Wins Award!

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Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians has been named one of the best spiritual books of 2008 by Spirituality and Practice.

Check out the full list here.

Here’s a link to their earlier review of the book and a link to an excerpt they posted.

This is a nice little Christmas present! Thanks to the folks at Spirituality and Practice for this honor!

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Dec 17 2008

Huffington Post Mention

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I have been quoted in a piece over at Huffington Post about President-Elect Barack Obama’s selection of Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration.

Check it out here.

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Dec 15 2008

Anamchara Reviews Bulletproof Faith

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Carl McColman over at Anamchara has given Bulletproof Faith a thumbs up.

Here’s an excerpt:

I am writing this review of Bulletproof Faith as a heterosexually-married Christian, and I am speaking to the majority of Christians who do not identify as gay (for those gay and lesbian Christians who happen read this review, I trust you do not need my encouragement to buy and read this book). I think every Christian needs to read this book. I say this because I believe most “straight” Christians have no idea how much suffering their gay and lesbian friends and relatives suffer as they try to make their way in a faith that all too often is explicitly hostile to their very being.

Read the full review here.

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Dec 05 2008

But wait, there’s more!

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Kathy Belge at About.com’s Lesbian Life section has posted an interview with me in two parts.

Part one is about the book.

Part two is on surviving the holidays.

Whew! What a day!

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Dec 05 2008

Feminist Review of Bulletproof Faith

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Wow, two great reviews in one day!

A friend once accused me of being a “piss-poor feminist” so I’m glad to get a good review from Feminist Review.

Here’s an excerpt:

Bulletproof Faith is an easy read, a loving read, actually. It is as much of a protective shield—coating the reader with images of a mysterious and perfect Creator—as it is an empowering how-to guide for healing from miscommunication, hate, and self-doubt. Chellew-Hodge’s work exudes confident and practical steps for those silenced and marginalized because of their sexual identity. She tackles how language is used to dehumanize the lives of the GLBTQ population, facing those who hate you, and the art of “surrendering” for true strength and peace. Chellew-Hodlge consistently advocates for trust, self-worth, and patience.

Read the whole piece here.

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Dec 05 2008

UCC News Reviews Bulletproof Faith

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The folks at the United Church of Christ News bureau has written a very nice review of Bulletproof Faith. Check it out here:

Here’s an excerpt:

With much practical first-hand experience, recommended spiritual disciples and end-of-chapter spiritual survival tips, “Bulletproof Faith” entices readers beyond the verse quoting mentality of interpretive defense and toward cultivation of a positive – faith and experience based – proposition of GLBT rights.

“Bulletproof Faith” will not replace the many fine books aimed at biblical defense of GLBT issues. That isn’t its goal. Yet, it contains a good introduction to the biblical texts and provides enough information for those who want to given an answer, and a starting point for dialog, to those who question their backing of GLBT rights from a perspective of faith.

Check out the full review here.

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