Not Unredeemed

… living the beautiful tension between what is, and what will be …

Out of a Far Country


Next on my list to review from Blogging for Books is Out of a Far Country by Christopher Yuan and Angela Yaun. (I get free books to review from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group – feeds my reading habit!) It’s a true story of a mother and son and their journey through homosexuality. An unusual non-fiction story that reads like fiction – Out of a Far Country is a smooth but gripping read.

I personally loved this book as it balances the homosexual issue and Christian faith very well. It has a strong presentation of biblical truth while bringing it to a personal level as the mother struggles to accept a homosexual son and that son wrestles between an orientation and a faith he doesn’t understand.

This book was very helpful in opening my eyes to better understand the homosexual/faith debate. The biggest thing the book shows is that the balance for heterosexual and homosexual orientation is not one or the other but a call to holiness for both. As in the opposite of homosexuality is not heterosexuality but holiness.

Out of a Far Country is a great, balanced book – a real testimony dealing with faith, homosexuality, and AIDS in modern day America. Check it out.

Author: notunredeemed

Jesus follower, people lover, truth scribbler. Addicted to pain (growth). Passionate about relationships, identity and the transforming power of Christ.

6 thoughts on “Out of a Far Country

  1. Yuan is a great guy and a great friend of mine, and his testimony is a powerful one. Thanks for reviewing his book. 🙂

  2. Oh really? Sweet! I was very impressed with the book! Wrote the review in a hurry but I really loved their approach and testimony!

  3. It sounds like an informative book. This issue is close to me as I have gay family members.

  4. Another excellent book related to this topic is Washed & Waiting:Reflections on Christian Faithfulness & Homosexuality (by Wesley Hill). I can't recommend it highly enough! I just completed a research project on homosexuality and the celibate, spiritually conservative person – I believe this is a crucial topic for the church to address with grace and honesty and I'm so glad to hear others are thinking/writing about! 🙂

  5. Read this book a couple of weeks ago and is truly one of the best, most honest, raw books about a life that went spiraling down as he got deeper and deeper into the life of homosexuality. His mother, with such a mother's heart!, also ended up being led to the Lord BY the Lord. This is a sure fire page turner and great truth in inspiration. I have been studying homosexuality for oVer 20 yrs and encourage everyone to read this book, and friend with YuAN ON FACEBOOK. WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL BOOK! NEEDLESS TO SAY, WRITING FROM SON AND MOM IS SO HONEST AND REVEALING, LOVED IT!!

  6. Thanks Bert, and mygloryever! It was a great book. So balanced and helpful! Belle, I hope you get a chance to read it. It was very good!


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