The Way of Hope: A Fresh Perspective on Sexual Identity, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Church (Paperback)

A Fresh Perspective on Sexual Identity, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Church

By Melissa Fisher, John Burke (Foreword by)

Baker Books, 9780801072956, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 4, 2017



Most churches today struggle to answer the same-sex relationship debate that is quickly transforming our culture, our kids, and our churches. As a result, Christians struggle to demonstrate love and grace to those with same-sex attraction. That means that more and more people who are looking for truth and a place where they belong are deciding that the church is either indifferent to their struggle or outright hostile to "people like them."

There's a better way--the way of hope. With deep understanding born from her own painful experiences, Melissa Fisher shows that somewhere between the extremes of condemning and condoning is compassion. In this book, she aims to equip the church to make a positive difference in the lives of those hurting from relational or sexual brokenness. Perfect for pastors, parents, siblings, and friends of the ten million people in America who identify as LGBTQ, who long to love them well.

About the Author

Melissa Fisher is on staff at Gateway Church in Austin, Texas. Having seen God's power work in her own life, she is passionate about seeing the lost, broken, de-churched, and unchurched find freedom, healing, and fulfillment in Jesus Christ. A former teacher, basketball coach, and backpacking guide, she is now a personal and spiritual development coach and consultant, a writer, and a speaker. She lives in Round Rock, Texas.