Epiphany by Michael Coren (51)

This is a very interesting book too about a Christian’s change of heart and mind over same-sex marriage.  It is a book that is relevant for our times.

For many years, Michael Coren was recognized as loved and hated in roughly equal proportions. He was an eloquent champion not only of Catholic conservatism but of what are known as traditional values, including opposition to same-sex marriage.

He won a national broadcasting award for co-hosting a debate where he argued the case against equal marriage. But gradually he began to change his opinion at great personal and professional cost. Far from dissuading him, the dismissals and attacks on him, his family, and his reputation only strengthened his commitment to the cause and led him to become an outspoken advocate for gay rights in the Christian world. It also led him to leave the Roman Catholic Church for Anglicanism.

In this book, he details the reasons for his transformation, why it occurred and what happened to him when it did. He outlines the personal, moral and theological reasons for equal marriage rights and his own epiphany, interviews several gay Christians who suffered terribly merely for their sexuality, names people who acted appallingly throughout this entire debate and continue to do so, exposes some rampant hypocrisy, and outlines the future of what is the most divisive issue within contemporary Christianity.

Coren is arguably the highest profile opponent of same-sex marriage to change his heart and mind on the issue, and to do so radically.  His actions sent shockwaves through the church not only in Canada but in the United States and Britain as well. This book will create another ocean of both discontent and joy.

I love books that make one think like this and expands ones horizons.

 

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