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Out of a Far Country

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Out of a Far Country
Christopher Yuan and Angela Yuan

Chris Yuan’s coming-out story is sadly too typical. He walks away when his very Chinese family tells him they cannot accept him as he is. His mother, seeing herself as a failed parent and a failed wife, travels to Chris’s hometown to commit suicide. Along the way, she hears the voice of God and begins a different journey. While Mom is finding herself, Chris lives the nightmare we’ve seen so many times—club kid, using drugs, becoming HIV positive, selling drugs, prison. Enmeshed in the legal process, Chris finds he still has his family, and they are asking everyone involved to let God help Chris find his way. After exhaustive study, Chris decides being homosexual is not an abomination, homosexual sex is. He leaves prison, becomes a minister and continues to study and write. I am sadly disappointed that a book that begins with the parable of the Prodigal Son winds up giving credence to Leviticus. Someone let me know when you spot him in a bathhouse. WaterBrook Press (randomhouse.com). —Review: ANGEL CURTIS

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