Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God. A Broken Mother's Search for Hope.

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Crown Publishing Group, May 3, 2011 - Religion - 240 pages
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Coming Out, Then Coming Home
 
 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. Casting a compelling vision for 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
 
Includes a discussion guide for personal reflection and group use.


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June 17, 2013 Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God. A Broken Mother's Search for Hope. (Paperback) I had heard of Christopher's life and the book that he and his mother wrote after I read ... Read full review

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Out of a Far Country is a book that each person should pick up and read--and it is an easy read, too! In a world where there is so much debate and argument about homosexuality, this book provides a ... Read full review

Contents

The End of IIy World _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ l
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The End of the beginning _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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Two Lives in Louisville _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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New birth _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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Dont Try to Change 1Ie _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 315
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A New Love _ _ _ _ _ _ _ fi W _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 4b 9 A 1larriage built on Sand _ _ W _ _ _ _ _ _
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Open for Business _ W _ _ M M _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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LetGol etGod__ _M________
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Out of the Trash _ _
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Dont Let I1e Cry _ _ 1150
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It Is fell _ _ _ _ _
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Hope and a Future _ _
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beacon of Hope _ _ _ 1b4 26 1Zaking It Through _
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27 Going to Court for the Right Reasons? _ _ _
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Truly Extraordinary
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Holy Sexuality W M _
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Circuit Parties _ _ _ _ _ fi M _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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Secret Shame _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 8b 14 The High Life _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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Lost _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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A bold and Dangerous Prayer _ _ _ _
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busted _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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Count Your blessings
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Redeemed _ _ _ W w _
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Finallyfiome _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ __ _
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W here Are They Now? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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Prayer Redemption and Holy Sexuality
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Notes _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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About the author (2011)

Christopher Yuan and Angela Yuan travel nationally and internationally to speak at churches, conferences, youth conventions, and colleges about God’s desire for prodigals of all types to return to him. Angela is a businesswoman and advocate for Chinese-American cultural causes. Christopher teaches at Moody Bible Institute (MBI). He holds a bachelor's degree from MBI, a master's degree in biblical exegesis from Wheaton College Graduate School and a doctorate of ministry from Bethel Seminary.


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