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In The Eye Of The Storm
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This memoir reflects his journey of faith, his life experiences, the concerns that matter most to him as a bishop and the controversy that has rocked the church he loves and to which he is committed.
He reflects on his journey of faith, the scandal that his election caused to some and the affirmation and hope it has brought to countless others who, in various ways, find themselves on the margins in today's world.
Published in the run-up to the Lambeth Conference, the once-a-decade gathering of all bishops in the Anglican Communion, this is a long-awaited book.
‘This is Gene Robinson’s own story, told with simplicity and humility and revealing his passionate faith. He recounts how his experience has made him particularly close to vulnerable groups, such as the inmates of a women’s prison, and how we all need one another for our very salvation. This honest account will encourage anyone seriously committed to the message of Jesus, and shows him deeply committed within the Anglican Communion, even to those who vilify him.’ Richard Harries, former Bishop of Oxford.
In The Eye Of The Storm by Gene Robinson was published by Canterbury Press in March 2008 and is our 29631st best seller. The ISBN for In The Eye Of The Storm is 9781853119026.
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In the Eye of the StormHelen Hancox, via The Good Book Stall
Gene Robinson is known worldwide for one thing - his sexuality - and this book seeks to show that his ministry is rather more than just being part of the storm over gay priests in the Anglican Church. The book is a series of reflections on different aspects of ministry, not offered in any particularly logical order but growing out of his experiences as a priest and then bishop over three decades. It's not an autobiography and there are many parts of his life alluded to but not really explained; instead he uses the pages to show how people's attitudes towards gay and lesbian people can be similar to those towards women, non-whites and disabled people, and how difficult it is to know, if we are part of a majority group, what it's like to be in the minority and how hard it can be to be treated fairly.
What's remarkable about the book is the way in which Gene Robinson does not come across as bitter against his many detractors; he sees his ministry as the most important and overriding thing, such as in the local women's prison where he is a regular visitor. The final chapter, discussing the forthcoming Lambeth conference in 2008, is a plea for those in the church to genuinely listen to lesbian and gay members, a plea that appears to have fallen on deaf ears. This is a sobering and at times moving book which doesn't really seek to discuss the issue of homosexuality and the Bible per se, but looks more closely at congregations in the church, Jesus’ words that all are welcome, the difficulties for homosexual people within the church and the need for genuine discussion about the issues.
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|Page last updated||3rd December 2016|
|Author / Artist||Gene Robinson|
|Publisher||Canterbury Press (March 2008)|
|Number of Pages||176|