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Called Out

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Our library did purchase this title and I have seen it circulate a few times already, which is good for a religious book on LGBTQ+ folks in our community. I hope to continue to see more books like this making a bridge between the usually persecuted gay community and Christianity. The actual content in the book is warm and encouraging.

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This is a very powerful devotional directed to LGBTQIA+ folks, but absolutely accessible and necessary for everyone. I thought there was a great balance between words of comfort and calls to action. The Scripture passages chosen were spot on, and the personal stories interwoven with the wider world of experience and history was very effective. I found many of these devotions deeply moving on a personal level. I would not only recommend this book to costumers in my bookstore, but I intend to buy it for my pastor friends. An excellent book that fills a real need in the life of the Christian community.

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Called Out: 100 Devotions for LGBTQ Christians is exactly what it says in the title: A collection of 100 devotions for Christians who are LGBTQ. This book was written by the Rev. E. Carrington Heath of the United Church of Christ and is published by Westminster John Knox Press. Called Out is being released on 27 September 2022.

There are no surprises in Called Out. It does precisely what it claims it will do and this is, for me, a great point in its favour. I love a product that does what it says on the box and this book is a fine example of this virtue.

Overall, I think this is an excellent collection of devotions. Specifically for LGBTQ+ Christians as many of the reflections and prayers will be deeply relatable to their own lived experiences. However, I think anyone looking for an open, affirming, welcoming theology described in this devotional format will find this book a fine investment.

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Thank you to WJK Press and for providing a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Devotional are always real hit or miss, but this one was a hit. A combination of experience, perspective, and history come together to bring this devotional that I will continue to recommend to individuals who are struggling with their belief and who they are in their sexual identity. Affirming and positive in light of oppression, this was refreshing in all the best of ways.

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Definitely a devotional I will be adding to my personal library. I appreciated the variety of scriptures and translations used, the applications to real life, and the meditative thoughts at the end of each devotional.

Thank you, NetGalley, for the ARC.

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I received this book through Netgalley, which means I had to get through it a bit faster than I usually would with a book of devotionals (I am used to read one each day, but I don't have 100 days to read this). I will definitely buy the book myself for a slower pace, and because it was so good.

So yes, I loved these devotionals. They are affirming, and made me feel understood.

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I like that she prefaces each chapter with a verse and ends each one with a prayer. I also like that each chapter is a quick bite if you will.
There were interesting history tidbits that I didn’t know. This book is a great reminder of who God is; it definitely refreshed me.

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*I received this book for free through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Dull & added nothing to the discussion.

This book is made for a specific audience. A lot of statements are incorrect. One part says to fear God when it is supposed to translate to revere (see Strong's Concordance). I am sure some people might benefit from the book. But it uses several bibles and seems to adjust the verse to what they want to say. All-in-all, the book wasn't a good fit for me.

(The file also downloaded so you have to read this scrolling the pages up & down. Instead of it zoomed in and flipping pages left & right).

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