Thursday, April 7, 2016

Dwelling In the Land by Jeanette Howard

An important new volume by the author of Out of EgyptSome Christians who think of themselves as "gay" have sought healing and sexual reorientation. Some have chosen a freer interpretation of the biblical texts. Others don't know where they belong or what they should believe. Still others remain gay-identified yet choose celibacy. All have found that their sexual orientation strongly influences, even defines, who they perceive themselves to be.

Jeanette believes that to identify herself as "gay" does not do justice to what God has been doing in her life. Christians belong to Christ. "I have been born from on high and have a completely new DNA, God's DNA, residing in me and flowing through me," says Jeanette. "I am no longer a sinner but a saint. I am a daughter of the King."

With intelligence, compassion and fellow-feeling Jeanette explains what it means, as a Christian who has wrestled for the whole of her adult life with same--sex attraction, to live honestly and consistently as a Bible--believing Christian.

My review:
   I have read a lot of books on same-sex attractions/homosexuality over the years, but this is the first one I have read by and from the perspective of a woman. It is different, but it was still a great book to read. The book is very in depth, and covers a lot. It may be the longest book I have read on this issue, and it is obvious that not only has the author drawn on her personal experiences a lot, she has also done a lot of research.

  Howard deals a bit with the closing of Exodus International and what we can do post Exodus. She covers what we believe, and how we got to where we are today with the whole gay rights and gay agenda movement.

  I found the book encouraging and inspiring. Anyone could get some use out of this book whether you deal with same-sex attractions or not. It is very well written and informative,

About the author:

Jeanette Howard lives on England s southern coast, where she counsels and teaches those seeking to leave homosexuality behind. The beginning of her story can be found in her first book, Out of Egypt.

Dwelling in the Land is available from Monarch Publishing, an imprint of Kregel Publishing.