Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, and Living Free from Shame

Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, and Living Free from Shame

Vicky Beeching, called “arguably the most influential Christian of her generation” in The Guardian, began writing songs for the church in her teens. By the time she reached her early thirties, Vicky was a household name in churches on both sides of the pond. Recording multiple albums and singing in America’s largest megachurches, her music was used weekly around the globe and translated into numerous languages.

But this poster girl for evangelical Christianity lived with a debilitating inner battle: she was gay. The tens of thousands of traditional Christians she sang in front of were unanimous in their view—they staunchly opposed same-sex relationships and saw homosexuality as a grievous sin. Vicky knew if she ever spoke up about her identity, it would cost her everything.

Faced with a major health crisis, at the age of thirty-five she decided to tell the world that she was gay. As a result, all hell broke loose. She lost her music career and livelihood, faced threats and vitriol from traditionalists, developed further health issues from the immense stress, and had to rebuild her life almost from scratch.

But despite losing so much she gained far more: she was finally able to live from a place of wholeness, vulnerability, and authenticity. She finally found peace. What’s more, Vicky became a champion for others, fighting for LGBT equality in the church and in the corporate sector. Her courageous work is creating change in the US and the UK, as she urges people to celebrate diversity, live authentically, and become undivided.

Title:Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, and Living Free from Shame
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062439949
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    Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, and Living Free from Shame Reviews

  • Bethany Lynn

    I read this book from cover to cover in the span of 9 and a half hours. I stopped to make dinner but then forgot to eat it. In her book, Undivided, Vicky Beeching chronicles her life from growing up i...

  • Sarah

    Talk about convicting! I was raised (thankfully!) in a different sort of Christian environment than Vicky Beeching, a lot more liberal and with a handful of LGBTQ congregants in the various churches I...

  • Bex

    I decided to download this book to read whilst on the quayside in Porto, having started with Just the sample as trying to resist buying more books! I met Vicky probably in 2010 or 11 at Greenbelt - IÔ...

  • Imi

    I spent the vast majority of this beautiful, brave memoir, sobbing quietly to myself. A friend recommended it to me many months ago. This friend is queer herself and grew up in a very religious family...

  • John

    ÔÇťIf you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don't like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.ÔÇŁ - Augustine of HippoItÔÇÖs quite obvious from her book, ÔÇťUndivided,Ô...

  • Carolyn

    I've been waiting to read this for some time and bought a copy as soon as it was released. I wasn't disappointed. Beeching has been honest, vulnerable, even raw, and it is clear how much writing this ...

  • Hilary Mak

    Very moving memoir - should be read by all evangelical Christians no matter what their beliefs on the sexuality debate....

  • David Robertson

    I wrote a full review in the form of an open letter - here - https://theweeflea.com/2018/06/25/und...As a summary I would say that this is a well written and profoundly depressing book. Vicky has swal...

  • Steve Peifer

    I really didnÔÇÖt have a clue what my gay Christian friends went through until I read this book. ItÔÇÖs not an easy read; so many sad things to deal with. IÔÇÖm always puzzled by why some of my fellow...

  • Faith Spinks

    Very open and honest book....