Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America

Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America

Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America is part memoir and part investigative analysis that explores the explosive and confusing intersection of faith, politics, and sexuality in Christian America.

The quest to find an answer is at the heart of Does Jesus Really Love Me?—a personal journey of belief, an investigation, and a portrait of a faith and a nation at odds by award-winning reporter Jeff Chu.

From Brooklyn to Nashville to California, from Westboro Baptist Church and their “God Hates Fags” protest signs, to the pioneering Episcopalian bishop Mary Glasspool—who proclaims a message of liberation and divine love, Chu captures spiritual snapshots of Christian America at a remarkable moment, when tensions between both sides in the culture wars have rarely been higher.

Funny and heartbreaking, perplexing and wise, Does Jesus Really Love Me? is an intellectual, emotional, and spiritual pilgrimage that reveals a nation in crisis.

Title:Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062049735
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    Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America Reviews

  • Just A. Bean

    I have a lot of thoughts about this book, and not all of them are completely coherent.1. I felt that this book was aimed more at queers or allies trying to grapple with the church than for churched Ch...

  • Kelly Hager

    This was such an incredibly powerful book, one that I think everyone should read. It's definitely aimed more at the specific "Gay Christian" niche, but I think that Christians who want to understand h...

  • Brandy

    *I received a copy of this book via Goodreads giveaways! - Thank you!*This is an incredible book. Growing up in rural central Pennsylvania, I didn't have much exposure to alternative lifestyles...or a...

  • Sally Hanan

    Jeff Chu has done a really good job with this one. While he seems to have been already pretty settled in his own mind as to what he believes about being both Christian and gay, he interviews enough pe...

  • Paula Ackley

    As a fairly new Christian I was interested in discovering with Jeff Chu whether Jesus did love gays. I have believed that God is a loving and forgiving Father. That has not changed. I never realised h...

  • Jon Gill

    There are, for better or worse, many ways to approach being gay in Christian America. I appreciated reading Justin Lee's "Torn" 5 years ago, which helped me see that there is room for loving discussio...

  • Katie

    An Atlas of American Protestantism in the Era of "The Gay Debate"The title really does not do this book justice. It gave the impression that this was going to be another maudlin memoir, another journe...

  • Jake

    When author Jeff Chu finished speaking about his new book, I raised my hand and made the following request: "I'm curious to hear you describe your relationship with the Bible." This tends to be the fi...

  • Jessica

    I surprised myself by bursting out crying when I started the second to last chapter of this book.This came after Chu's final e-mail exchange with a young man, a closeted gay Christian, whom he corresp...

  • Hannah Notess

    Solid reporting, lots of engaging interviews, and I think he really did a nice job with the sometimes-awkward blend of personal writing and reporting. But on a subject like this, no one's really neutr...