Friday, June 10, 2011

Finding out Someone in your Family is Gay

This unique book, Out of a Far Country, shows the redeeming love of God as He came to two individuals. The sub-titles are "A Gay Son's Journey to God," and "A Broken Mother's Search for Hope." The book was written by both Christopher and Angela Yuan. I read it a couple of years ago.

Angela, the mother, was an Atheist, and her husband had a nominal Catholic background, so they raised their boys outside of the church. Their marriage was in trouble, and their family was falling apart when Angela sought to end her life. When God intervened, she came to know Him personally. After leading her husband to Jesus, both of them prayed earnestly for their son, Christopher.

Christopher was a gay man, a drug user and seller, and had no time for God. Angela prayed that God would do whatever was necessary to bring him into a relationship with him. Christopher was at his lowest when the police raided his apartment. They found the drugs and Christopher was arrested and imprisoned.

When man is at his lowest, he has nowhere to look but up. And this is where Christopher found himself. A Bible happened to be in his cell and he began to read. Then he began to understand what his mother had been saying to him.

Christopher came to realize that his imprisonment led to his salvation and to his ridding his body of the drugs that were so prominent in his life. His conversion and his life change were dramatic, as God led him out of the mess his life was in.

Not all gay men and women have such an outstanding conversion and life change.

This book was dramatic and inspiring and I recommend it to people who want to see the drastic changes God can make when a person yields his or her life to Him.  I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah for my honest review.

Another book dealing with this subject was one I downloaded recently on my Kindle--The Edge of Grace, by Christa Allan. It is about a sister and brother, the only ones left in their family, who grew up as very close siblings.

When the sister finds out her brother is gay, she is devastated. Then when she discovers that her brother is living with another man, she is afraid for anyone to find out about it, especially her children.

This book is pretty wordy, but I finished it and found a wonderful ending. If you are dealing with a similar situation, I would recommend this book for you. It will help you come to grips with your feelings, and you will be pleased with the ending.

If such a situation comes to you and your family, you will need help in dealing with it and sorting out your feelings. Many times all we have is grace to deal with such heavy things in our lives. The Edge of Grace is a Christian novel that may help.

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