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Openness Unhindered

Openness Unhindered

Further thoughts of an unlikely convert on sexual identity and union with Christ

Rosaria Butterfield answers questions about her unlikely conversion to Christ and the personal struggles she has faced along the way.

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Terms like same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gay Christian are part of the discourse of daily life; yet enormous controversy surrounds them. They are the stuff of news headlines and vitriolic social media posts. But they also reflect stirrings of the heart in real people with real questions and concerns.

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, once a leftist professor in a committed lesbian relationship and now a confessional Christian, but always the thoughtful and compassionate professor, has written a followup to The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. This book answers many of the questions that people pose when she speaks at universities and churches, questions not only about her unlikely conversion to Christ but about personal struggles that the questioners only dare to as someone else who has travelled a long and painful journey.

Dr. Butterfield not only goes to great lengths to clarify some of today’s key controversies, she also traces their history and defines the terms that have become second nature today—even going back to God’s original design for marriage and sexuality as found in the Bible. She cuts to the heart of the problems and points the way to the solution, which includes a challenge to the church to be all that God intended it to be, and for each person to find the true freedom that is found in Christ.

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  • 1. Conversion: The Spark of a New Identity
    2. Identity: The Flame of Our Union in Christ
    3. Repentance: The Threshold to God and the Answer to Shame, Temptation, and Sin
    4. Sexual Orientation: Freud’s Nineteenth-Century Mistake
    5. Self-Representation: What Does It Mean to Be gay?
    6. Conflict: When Sisters Disagree
    7. Community: Representing Christ to the World
    Epilogue: Marriage, Ministry, Children


Contributors Rosaria C Butterfield
ISBN 9781884527999
Format Paperback
First published August 2015
Dimensions 140mm x 215mm x 14mm
Weight 0.28 kg
Language English
Pages 206
Publisher Crown & Covenant

Kevin DeYoung

Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, NC; author, Crazy Busy and Just Do Something

What can you say about Rosaria? She is so honest, so unflinchingly truthful, so tender, so realistic, so hopeful, so wise, so down to earth, and so heavenly minded. As you try to sort through the wreckage of the sexual revolution-either in the culture or in your own life (or both-make sure this is one of the books you read.

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