Reluctant Journey: From homophobia to Christian love
by George S. E. Hopper (1997) 55 pages Price £3.90, ISBN: 0 9531168 0 8
A careful, straightforward and readable study of the much-quoted Bible texts,
which exposes and challenges the uncertainties present in their translation. The author, a happily married heterosexual and
Methodist lay preacher, examined for himself what the Bible said about homosexuality. After rigorous study, he came to
unexpected and unsought-after conclusions that resulted in his radical change of attitude towards lesbian and gay people.
Exchanging the Truth of God for a Lie: by Jeremy Marks (2009) 126 pages - Price
£10.49, ISBN: 978-1903905456
In this book Jeremy relates his own journey through 20 years
of ministry with Courage (UK), a group he founded to offer support for people who experience a conflict between their faith
and their sexuality. Initially Courage (UK) was an ‘ex-gay’ group but the lack of long term fruit from this approach led to
a change of direction to became a gay affirming ministry. In this book, Jeremy relates with sincerity how he arrived at
Let the Bible be Itself: Learning to Read it Right
by Ray Vincent (2008)160 pages Price
£13.49, ISBN: 978-1846941481
This book examines where the Bible came from, what were the
purposes for which it was originally intended, and how and why it became so central to the Christian faith. It asks: Has
the Bible ever in fact been the supreme authority for Christians? Was it really meant to be? The author suggests that the
best way we can honour the Bible is by coming to it as we are and seeing it as it is. In this way we can enter into a real
dialogue with it and appreciate what a marvellous, passionate, vibrant collection of writings it is.
Together in Hope: Proclaiming God's justice Living God's Love
Edited by Adrian Alker (2008)
96 pages Price £6.49, ISBN: 978-0955959301
This is a collection of Essays by clear-minded people
prepared to think afresh about the church. Contributors include Marus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, Christina Rees, Jim
Cotter and Keith Ward. They were produced on behalf of the Inclusive Church Network (which included EF) in
preparation for the 2008 Anglican Lambeth Conference.
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Acts of Faith and Love: The Evangelical Fellowship for Lesbian and Gay Christians
Compiled by Sigrid Rutishauser-James (2000) 104 pages, Price £6.00, ISBN: 0 9528347 1 5
This book, which marks the 20th anniversary of the
Evangelical Fellowship, contains selected articles from newsletters over the years, plus a wealth of further material about
the activities of the Fellowship and its engagements with the wider world. It thus provides glimpses into the issues
affecting lesbian and gay Christians in the late 20th century.
Understanding the Bible Today by Phil Gardner (1985; rev. 1987, 1990) 12 pages,
Based on a talk given at an EF Conference, this booklet
considers some important questions: How do we use the Bible? How are we to understand it in the light of its original
context? What is the Bible? Should we acknowledge it to be the authorative word of God? If so, in what sense?
Nehemiah: Reflections from a gay perspective by Sigrid Rutishauser and others (1990) 26 pages,
This booklet, based on a set of Bible studies written for
EF's tenth anniversary, includes drawings, meditations, prayers and articles around the themes of rebuilding a broken
community and coping with opposition. Through written from a gay viewpoint, it contains much of interest to non-gay