Title: Messy Grace
Author: Caleb Kaltenbach
Release Date: October 20, 2015
My Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: This is a book written by a Christian pastor, who grew up with LGBT parents. He wants us all to learn how to connect and have relationships with those in the LGBT community, in order to spread the gospel of Jesus, without offending and pushing away those who may have completely different beliefs than we do.
I really liked receiving this perspective from a Christian pastor, and the fact that he grew up in an LGBT community and personally knowing that background really helps me to feel confident in his knowledge of both sides of these roles. I, personally, have never been very close into a situation that this book deals with, but I have considered it and I never knew, as a Christian, how I should respond. This is a great book in that he speaks to both sides, detailing how each side must feel, and what each side needs/wants to accomplish. There is some great points made in this book, and great Biblical teaching to back up what he says. The biggest thing I have learned from this book is that, as Christians, we should still love anyone else who may be different from us, whether that be being gay or something else, and can still be friends and carry on a relationship with someone that has different beliefs. And that that may be the only way to even spread our Word of Jesus to them. We don’t have to be afraid, or stay away, just because our beliefs are different.
“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”