I recently read the book Gay Girl, Good God by Jackie Hill Perry.
It’s a book I’d highly recommend. And it is a book I found time to write a reflection on to better process some of the content.
As it happens, I’ve had that reflection published as a book review at The Gospel Coalition Australia site. You can read it here.
“I couldn’t be more different from Jackie Hill Perry.
I’m a man, she’s a woman.
I’m white, she’s black.
I’m from the wealthier side of Melbourne, Australia. Jackie is from a rougher area in Chicago, USA.
I’m hetero, she’s a former lesbian.
There’s a few differences, yet at the same time we now find ourselves brother and sister in Christ. No matter the differences of the past, or the differences now, our stories intersect as part of God’s grander story in Christ. And what a privilege that is having now read Jackie’s memoir, Gay Girl, Good God.”
I found it to be a great memoir, exploring the intersection of God’s story upon Jackie’s story as she wrestles with her sexuality and upbringing. It’s well worth reading if you have the time.
The full review can be found here.
Other books I’ve read recently, and written short summaries on, can be found here.