Clarksville pastor publishes new book — ‘Rainbow Kingdom: Christianity & the Homosexual Reconciled’

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David W. Shelton, pastor of Christian Community Church of Clarksville, will publish a new book due to be released in November of this year. The book, "The Rainbow Kingdom: Christianity & the Homosexual Reconciled," is a message of hope to Christians who struggle with their sexual orientation and those who have loved ones who are gay or lesbian.

Back cover commentary: Like many gay Christians, David W. Shelton spent years struggling with an internal war between his faith and sexual orientation. By the time the dust settled, he emerged into a sense of destiny and passion for God and found himself doing something he never thought possible: he reconciled his faith and sexuality. 

Using time-honored Biblical interpretation techniques, he not only dares to ask the question, “can a person be gay and a Christian,” but to seek an answer that may very well rock the traditional view of homosexuality and the Bible to its core.

"The Rainbow Kingdom" looks through all six of the “clobber verses” that are used to condemn gay and lesbian Christians and puts them back into their literary, historical, and original language contexts. The results may surprise you.

But The Rainbow Kingdom doesn’t stop there. The book’s second half concentrates on the challenges and critical issues that we all face, especially as GLBT and inclusive Christians. After all, our calling isn’t just to understand the Bible. It’s to follow Christ.

"The Rainbow Kingdom: Christianity & the Homosexual Reconciled" is available for preorder and will also be available during the International Christian Community Churches’ annual convocation held in Atlanta. The book is available online. Click the book cover image on the right to be taken to the Web site. For bulk orders, please contact the author directly at dwshelton@bellsouth.net.