One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins

One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins

The stories of Scripture are for everyone. No exceptions.

Emmy Kegler has a complicated relationship with the Bible. As a queer woman who grew up in both conservative Evangelical and progressive Protestant churches, she knows too well how Scripture can be used to wound and exclude. And yet, the stories of Scripture continue to captivate and inspire her--both as a person of faith and as a pastor to a congregation. So she set out to fall in love with the Bible, wrestling with the stories inside, where she met a God who continues to seek us out--appearing again and again as a voice, a presence, and a promise.

Whenever we are pushed to the edges, our voices silenced, or our stories dismissed, God goes out after us--seeking us until we are found again. And God is seeking out those whose voices we too quickly silence and dismiss, too. Because God's story is a story of welcome and acceptance for everyone--no exceptions.

Kegler shows us that even when we feel like lost and dusty coins--rusted from others' indifference, misspent and misused--God picks up a broom and sweeps every corner of creation to find us.

Title:One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781506448213
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    One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins Reviews

  • Hannah Bergstrom de Leon

    A bit about me: I am a pastor in a liberal progressive mainline denomination. I read a lot of theology and a lot of memoirs.When the two collide, as they do in "One Coin Found," I often find moments o...

  • Darla

    Delightful read. Great story of a brave and strong young queer woman bringing boundless curiosity and fierce intellect to the stories of the Bible and the practices of the church--and finding a place ...

  • Austen

    If the last couple of years in the United States have taught us nothing else, they've taught us the importance of stories. In One Coin Found, Emmy Kegler tells us a story about struggling with mental ...

  • Layton E.

    I knew Emmy’s book would be good because I’ve known for years that she was a gifted theologian, writer, exegete, and storyteller. What I didn't know was how good her book would be *for me*. Shortl...

  • Ellie Roscher

    Put the Bible in the hands of a hyper-intelligent woman, a lover of stories, a vivacious reader and a queer human who lives with depression, anxiety and perfectionism. Then listen. Listen closely to h...

  • Melissa Flo-bix

    For those of us who grew up in churches closed off from the gifts of LGBTQ+ people we often find the door to new possibilities opens in one of two directions. We are either given personal stories of L...

  • Dara (Dara Reads OK)

    Warm and lovely. Emmy has done a wonderful job of making a place for queer Christians online and I’m glad she was able to tell her own story. ...

  • Katherine

    Not a book meant to convince or persuade anyone. This memoir weaves Bible and world together into a cohesive whole....

  • Steve

    Kegler is a magnificent writer. Her ability in words to draw a picture; to pull the reader into her narrative; to express in poetic prose the feelings and attitude of a soul is exceptional. She has to...

  • Connie

    This is a beautiful book. Emmy Kegler writes beautifully about her own story as a lesbian called to ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church. She expertly lays out Biblical foundations for her beli...