Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teaser Tuesday 10/16/12


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser Tuesday is from: The Cross in the Closet by Timothy Kurek


Synopsis: Timothy Kurek, raised within the confines of a strict, conservative Christian denomination in the Bible Belt, Nashville, Tennessee, was taught the gospel of separation from a young age. But it wasn't long before Timothy's path and the outside world converged when a friend came out as a lesbian, and revealed she had been excommunicated by her family. Distraught and overcome with questions and doubts about his religious upbringing, Timothy decided the only way to empathize and understand her pain was to walk in the shoes of very people he had been taught to shun. He decided to come out as a gay man to everyone in his life, and to see for himself how the label of gay would impact his life. In the tradition of Black Like Me, The Cross in the Closet is a story about people, a story about faith, and about one man's "abominable" quest to find Jesus in the margins.


"The people I condemned most heartily have shamed me by walking more closely with the faith I have proclaimed so boldly. Talk really is cheap. "

9 comments:

  1. I like it. This book sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. WOW great teaser. I have to check this one out.

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  3. Truth. Talk is cheap. By the way, love your teaser pic! Too cute!

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  4. Ooh, very cool pick! Such a great topic.

    C.J.
    Sarcasm & Lemons

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  5. So powerful. What a great teaser! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Wow. Definitely sounds challenging, in a good way. Nice teaser! Thanks for coming by Flowers of Quiet Happiness. :)

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  7. Ah, the hypocrisy, always frustrating. Great teaser.

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