Love is an Orientation Wins its 4th Award!

Wow. This one’s a big one! The widely read and extremely respected publication Leadership Journal has just announced that Love is an Orientation won The Golden Canon Leadership Award for being selected as one of the Best 10 Overall Books of 2009. Here is the release.

I’m speechless. For real.

Thank you all so much for your overwhelming love and support. This is humbling beyond expression for me right now.

Much love.

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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).

  • Jon Trouten

    Congrats, Andrew! You deserve it. :)

  • BBaltrus

    Well deserved award. I hope it leads to more people reading the book and understanding your mission

  • Mrs T

    I’m thrilled again!! God bless you on your work!!

  • Jeff S.

    Andrew, I knew your book was going to be big even before I read it, and I’m glad to see it getting the well-deserved acclaim. May it be used by many to build bridges and to share the true love of Christ with the LGBT community and to help the evangelical community understand better what is most important in their witness to others.

  • Wayne B

    Andrew… God is using you in ways that I’m sure you will never even know. I have been trying to reach you, but I know you are being overwhelmed right now. God reintroduced Himself to me last spring. As a result, I have been studying and praying and am grooming myself with God’s help for a similar ministry to church members who have lost focus of God’s love for the homosexual, not just condemnation of sin actions. I feel like I’m paddling upstream and not making progress very fast, but perhaps it is the progress He must make in me first.
    Your book is a textbook for Christians of all faiths!
    I pray for you and the ministry God is doing through you. He is opening doors I’m sure you never thought possible. Many many thanks from the bottom of my heart for the progress God is making through you in the lives of same-sex attracted and in the lives of Christians everywhere.
    Wayne Blakely