Out of the Far Country - Reviewed

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Book Description:
“Christopher, you must choose! You must choose the family or choose homosexuality.” He looked at me and said, “It’s not something I can choose… I am gay. If you can’t accept me, then I have no other choice but to leave.”

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, and he wants everyone to pursue 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

My Thoughts
This was a beautiful story of a mother's heart for her son. The story was told in alternating points of view. Having been that Mom who was told "Mom, here is my girlfriend, I'm gay." I know the pain in the heart. Sadly more and more Christian families are going through this and not knowing what to do. Having a story like this gives them hope. I highly recommend this.


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