Love is an Orientation Wins an Award!

Enough of the heavy stuff for today after yesterday’s prayer - I need a break, and I’m sure you need one from me too! :)

I’ve got exciting news that I found out last night:

It’s a major award!

(Unfortunately due to copyright issues I couldn’t post one of the best clips of all time: ‘F-R-A-G-I-L-E … It’s a major award’ from the movie A Christmas Story. But click on the link above and enjoy one of the best four and a half minute movie clips you’ll ever watch!)

I write this because Love is an Orientation just received a 2009 Lime Award from The Christian Manifesto for Best Non-Fiction. Here is the link to the release. This is pretty exciting! My book was actually the only InterVarsity Press book on any of The Christian Manifesto’s award categories – quite humbling.

Thanks for all of you who read it, passed it on and continue to recommend it. It’s literally getting out there because of you, and I’m truly humbled by each one of you for believing so strongly in the Lord’s command to build these bridges. And that’s a dead honest statement.

As a side note, here are a few more reviews I’ve come across: One from Canada, one from Britian and one from the US. If you know of others out there (no matter what they say about my book) please feel free to post them in the comments.

Much love.

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • Matthew Robbins

    Well deserved, Andrew.

  • Mrs T

    Congrats! What a wonderful birthday gift! [Andrew's birthday is Dec. 16th.]
    You have reason to celebrate. Remember, you have lots of fans & supporters.
    Mrs “T”

  • tad delay

    thanks for the link over to my site. I really enjoyed the book. I had an enormous amount of respect for you dealing with all sides of a divisive debate with respect and not even feeling the need to clarify your stance by the end. I’ve had some great conversations spawned by your work. It is much needed, and it is my #1 recommended book for anyone asking questions about GLBT and christianity

  • CoffeeHouse Reader

    That’s great Andrew! You do deserve it and this will help get more word out about your book. :)

  • Mrs T

    Another deep thought:
    When life gives you lemons, you get a Lime!