Coming In: Gays and Lesbians Reclaiming the Spiritual Journey
Title: Coming In: Gays and Lesbians Reclaiming the Spiritual Journey
Author: Urs Mattman
Publisher: Wild Goose Pub.
Year: 2006, English Edition
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According to the bookcover, Urs Mattman is a social worker and a psychosynthesis counsellor. You can hear his counselling background when you read Coming In.
The forward, by Ricard Rohr, is meaty and challenging. The forward is worth the cost of a book, but do not stop reading at the end of the forward. Coming In is a book you will want to read slowly, reflecting on what you have learned as you go.
Many books invite us to read them. Good books compell people to read. Excellent books compell readers to improve their lives. Coming In is an action book, a book that encourages personal change. Each chapter has reflection and action exercises, and prayers.
Urs Mattmann believes Christ is present in gays and lesbians. That means homosexuality is embraced by Christ. Sexuality nourishes and enriches gays and lesbians. Gay sexuality is a gift to the world. Homosexuality is potential, gifts, and opportunity.
Coming in is a process that includes contemplation and letting go. In time, coming in allows people to let go of the unhealthy and oppressive expectations of both the straight and gay communities.