Another Award!

Wow. I can’t say anymore than I’ve already said about how unexpected and special this whole book thing has been, both in regards to the impact that it has had and how it has been received by both the GLBT (secular and religious) and conservative religious communities.

Love is an Orientation just recieved its third award, being listed in a group of the Best Overall Books of 2009 by the Englewood Review of Books – here’s their list.

This whole thing has been crazy. Thanks for living out your countercultural call from Christ to build bridges when much of the world doesn’t know what to do with us. Let’s keep on keepin’ on …

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).

  • Mrs T

    It’s appropriate that I was watching parts of “It’s a Wonderful Life” on YouTube just now. You’re a young guy & have realized that you have had a wonderful life no matter what happens! Much Love!!!!

  • Josh

    Congratulations Andrew!

  • Kevin

    Congrats. I have come to trust Englewood Review of Books more than most all other book reviewers out there, so it is great to see your book on their best of 2009 list.

  • Hihopes

    This is fabulous news. I would absolutely LOVE to receive a press kit from you guys on the achievements that this book has realized in 2009 and where you (Andrew) have been recently. I want to reach out in my local area … raising the bar on this subject and try to bring folks (in my area) to engage you and your work.