Messy Grace by Caleb Kaltenbach audiobook

Messy Grace: How a Pastor with Gay Parents Learned to Love Others Without Sacrificing Conviction

By Caleb Kaltenbach
Foreword by  Kyle Idleman
Read by Caleb Kaltenbach

christianaudio, Christian Audio 9781601427366

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200467228

  • ISBN: 9781504668811

  • ISBN: 9781504668828

Runtime: 6.05 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Sometimes grace gets messy.

Caleb Kaltenbach was raised by LGBT parents, marched in gay pride parades as a youngster, and experienced firsthand the hatred and bitterness of some Christians toward his family.

But then Caleb surprised everyone, including himself, by becoming a Christian … and a pastor.

Very few issues in Christianity are as divisive as the acceptance of the LGBT community in the church. As a pastor and as a person with beloved family members living a gay lifestyle, Caleb had to face this issue with courage and grace.

Messy Grace shows us that Jesus’ command to “love your neighbor as yourself” doesn’t have an exception clause for a gay “neighbor”—or for that matter, any other “neighbor” we might find it hard to relate to. Jesus was able to love these people and yet still hold on to his beliefs. So can you—even when it’s messy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Messy Grace, written by my friend Caleb Kaltenbach, is a personal story of God’s incredible grace and a call to love people as God loves. The message of this important book combines grace and truth and offers hope to a broken generation. Messy Grace is pure truth spoken in love and will help you relate to every person in a way that pleases God.” Jack Graham, pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church
“There is no shortage of books on how Christians can lovingly and meaningfully engage their gay family members and friends. Caleb Kaltenbach has an important message for everyone who shares a commitment to both grace and truth.” Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family
“Caleb Kaltenbach ‘came out’ to his parents. This is the story of that coming out. Only this time, it’s was a Christian teen coming out to his gay parents. The book combines undeniable experiences with clear biblical arguments. Add the gracious tone throughout and you have a powerful book.” Mark Dever, pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church
“Caleb’s story is surprising and unique, and he weaves it together compellingly. He states his views clearly, leaves room for disagreement, and champions love no matter where you are in this conversation.” Jud Wilhite, senior pastor, Central Christian Church
“I appreciate how Caleb has personally walked in the midst of this issue. He does a good job balancing compassion with those who are self-proclaimed homosexuals and the church’s response.” Chap Clark, professor of Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary
“Crushes stereotypes, and will make you think differently than you thought before—regardless of your convictions. Anyone who loves Jesus and loves friends and family members who are LGBT is going to want to read this fascinating book. Okay, scratch the conditions. I think anyone is going to want to read this book.” Carey Nieuwhof, author of Leading Change without Losing It

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Author

Author Bio: Caleb Kaltenbach

Author Bio: Caleb Kaltenbach

Caleb Kaltenbach is lead pastor at Discovery Church in Simi Valley, California. He speaks widely on faith, reconciliation, and sexual diversity to people on all sides of the LGBT issue. Caleb attended Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and is currently finishing his DMin at Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Amy, have two young children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 6.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English