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HEAVY BURDENS Seven Ways LGBTQ Christians Experience Harm in the Church Bridget Eileen Rivera This book provides an honest account of the ways LGBTQ people experience discrimination in the church, helping Christians grapple with hard realities and empowering churches across the theological spectrum to navigate better paths forward. “Rivera shows us exactly how Christians ourselves have wounded the LGBTQ children of our churches. This is a book that can begin to bind up some of those wounds and guide us, in humble love, to build churches in which the next generation of queer Christians can truly flourish.” —EVE TUSHNET, author of Gay and Catholic “ Heavy Burdens is the gospel the church needs to hear.” —KUTTER CALLAWAY, Fuller Theological Seminary BRIDGET EILEEN RIVERA writes and speaks on faith, sexuality, and justice. Her website, Meditations of a Traveling Nun, is a leading resource on gay celibacy. She has worked with Revoice, Christians for Social Action, and Preston Sprinkle’s Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender, where she contributed to the Digital Leaders Forum. Rivera is pursuing her PhD in sociology from the City University of New York Graduate Center. THE LONELINESS EPIDEMIC Why So Many of Us Feel Alone—and How Leaders Can Respond Susan Mettes Foreword by David Kinnaman In partnership with the Barna Group, a behavioral scientist conducts exten- sive research to understand why people today experience acute loneliness and what Christian communities can offer in response. “If you’re experiencing loneliness or know someone who is . . . you should know what ideas are circulating about the crush of loneliness and the buffering of healthy relationships. Susan helps us to close these gaps.” —DAVID KINNAMAN, president, Barna Group (from the foreword) “You will come away from this book feeling inspired and equipped to help transform loneliness into belonging.” —MICHELLE AMI REYES, vice president, Asian American Christian Collaborative
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SUSAN METTES (MA, Duke University), an associate editor for Christianity Today , is a behavioral scientist with extensive experience conducting research for faith-based organiza- tions, including Barna Group, Thrivent Financial, and World Vision.
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