Out of a Far Country
A Gay Son's Journey to God, a Broken Mother's Search for Hope
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
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Christopher Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was different. He was attracted to other boys. As he grew into adulthood, his mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation. Instead, she found that her son and her life were spiraling out of control--and her own personal demons were determined to defeat her.
Years of heartbreak, confusion, and prayer followed before the Yuans found a place of complete surrender, which is God's desire for all families. Their amazing story, told from the perspectives of both mother and son, offers hope for anyone affected by homosexuality.
God calls all who are lost to come home to him. Casting a compelling vision for holy sexuality, Out of a Far Country speaks to prodigals, parents of prodigals, and those wanting to minister to the gay community.
""But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him." " - Luke 15:20
Includes a discussion guide for personal reflection and group use.
Kay Warren cofounded Saddleback Church with her husband Rick Warren in Lake Forest, California. She is a passionate Bible teacher and respected advocate for those living with HIV and AIDS, orphaned and vulnerable children, as well as for those affected by a mental illness. She founded Saddleback's HIV&AIDS Initiative. Kay is the author of "Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough" and" Say Yes to God" and coauthor of "Foundations", the popular systematic theology course used by churches worldwide. Her children are Amy and Josh, and Matthew who is in Heaven, and she has five grandchildren. Learn more at www.kaywarren.com, and follow her on Facebook (Kay Warren) and on Twitter (@KayWarren1).