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A War of Loves

The Unexpected Story of a Gay Activist Discovering Jesus
Narrated by: David Bennett
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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Summary

David Bennett came out to his parents as gay when he was 14 and entered Sydney's active gay community a few years later. In A War of Loves, he shares his growing desire as a gay rights activist to see justice for LGBTQI people, his journey through new age religions and French existentialism, and his university years as a postmodernist - before Jesus Christ showed up in his life in a highly unexpected way, leading him down a path he never would have imagined or predicted.

David had believed he was disqualified from God's love until he encountered that for himself in Jesus Christ. In A War of Loves, he recounts his dramatic story, investigates what the Bible teaches about sexuality, and above all demonstrates the profligate, unqualified grace of God.

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A really helpful memoir of a life of discipleship

David's story is told with a depth of honesty that's disarming and rare. Without making the mistake of resorting to cold rationalism, David allows his story to become a biblical theology of experience. This is a generous gift from David.

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  • Daniel Buck
  • 16-11-18

Just so good

as a straight man this book was great, it challenged my love of scripture and how i love others.

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  • Clarivel A.
  • 28-01-19

Content is A+++ / Performance is B+

David Bennett’s story is one that every person who seeks to understand the LGBTQI+ community with the heart of Jesus.

I needed to hear this. And now I’m going to buy a physical copy for quick referencing. You should consider the same. :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-01-19

An uncommon but much needed perspective

This book gets to the heart of a debate that is all too common in society today. The authors first hand perspective lends a genuine empathy to the plights of many gay Christians and pursues an honest, open, and transparent point of view in an effort to display the love of Christ even through a struggle that causes an individual to question everything they’ve ever known about themselves. Ultimately, this book shows that the love of Christ is worth giving up everything, even if it means letting go of what we think makes us who we are and taking on a new identity in Jesus Christ.

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  • Timothy Mournighan
  • 30-11-18

Amazing!

It's so nice and so important to realize and let the world know that Christians don't hate homosexuals. We believe it is a sin, but we Christians, are Christians, because we realize that we are sinners, and can't do anything to earn our Salvation. We all have a cross to carry and it is different for everyone. I love the way David Bennett shares his homosexual struggles and his love for Christ too and the constant war of loves he faces.

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  • Miguel L.
  • 19-11-18

OK and informative, but full of emotionalism

The story of David is interesting, but addressed the problem of religion from an emotional point of view, so emotional that declares hearing God's voice telling him what decisions to take.

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