The Thousand-Petaled Lotus: Growing Up Gay in the Southern Baptist Church Michael Fields

ISBN: 9781626526518

Published: June 13th 2014

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253 pages


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The Thousand-Petaled Lotus: Growing Up Gay in the Southern Baptist Church  by  Michael  Fields

The Thousand-Petaled Lotus: Growing Up Gay in the Southern Baptist Church by Michael Fields
June 13th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 253 pages | ISBN: 9781626526518 | 7.25 Mb

Growing up in a strict Southern Baptist community can be challenging for a child whose sexuality is considered a sin. In The Thousand-Petaled Lotus: Growing Up Gay in the Southern Baptist Church, Michael Fields takes readers on a hilarious andMoreGrowing up in a strict Southern Baptist community can be challenging for a child whose sexuality is considered a sin.

In The Thousand-Petaled Lotus: Growing Up Gay in the Southern Baptist Church, Michael Fields takes readers on a hilarious and thought-provoking journey through his Nashville childhood, one filled with Southern characters, sexual awakening, anguished prayer, and an exhilarating search for truth.

In the Hindu tradition, the thousand-petaled lotus is the saharara chakra at the top of the head, which blossoms at the moment of enlightenment. The Thousand-Petaled Lotus is structured as just that, a lotus of many petals unfolding. Fields journey to reconcile his faith with his sexuality is a captivating story that blossoms when he finds what Jesus called the kingdom of heaven and sees that it is here now.

The Thousand-Petaled Lotus is a rare story of personal and spiritual discovery, complete with metaphysical reflections, droll wit, and storytelling full of Southern charm.



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