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UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question

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John Shore (who is straight) is one of America’s leading Christian writers on the subject of the relationship between LGBT people and Christianity. His pioneering, galvanizing essays are widely credited with being central to the sea change in Christian thinking that has occurred on this issue in recent years. UNFAIR offers the best of Shore’s writings on homosexuality and Christians/Christianity, along with thirty extremely moving life stories from people telling what it’s like to grow up both gay and Christian. The book’s opening essay, “Taking God at His Word: The Bible and Homosexuality,” is a must-read for anyone seeking clarity on the relationship between the Bible, Christianity, and LGBT people. If you read only one book on this subject, make it this one. (This is the revised and updated edition of Shore’s book, UNFAIR: Why the ‘Christian’ View of Gays Doesn’t Work.)

“To find out why I’ve called John Shore America’s preeminent non-douchey Christian, buy and read this book.” — Dan Savage (American Savage, Savage Love, founder of the It Gets Better Project)

“Amen! A book that gives voice to the thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people who have been told they must sacrifice their identity to be Christian” — Believe Out Loud

“For most of us, the fact that gay kids growing up in evangelical homes are made to feel worthless, unloved and unwanted is just plain depressing. For John Shore, it’s a challenge-an opportunity to teach, to preach, to gently mock, and, most importantly, to throw the love of Jesus right back at evangelicals.” — Randy Roberts Potts

“As a former conservative evangelical, and now progressive pastor, I have studied the issue of homosexuality for years. I can say that without a doubt this book is the best treatment of the subject that I have ever read. This should be on the desk of every pastor, teacher or youth leader.” — Roger McClellan, founder, The Progressive Christian Alliance


Comma Sense: A FUNdamental Guide to Punctuation

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Are you confounded by commas, addled by apostrophes, or queasy about quotation marks? Do you believe a bracket is just a support for a wall shelf, a dash is something you make for the bathroom, and a colon and semicolon are large and small intestines? If so, language humorists Richard Lederer and John Shore (with the sprightly aid of illustrator Jim McLean), have written the perfect book to help make your written words perfectly precise and punctuationally profound.

“Comma Sense is a clear, entertaining, and just plain helpful guide to the American rules of punctuation.” —Lynne Truss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves

“Of my 465 books on punctuation—I’ve read them all—Comma Sense is the wisest and funniest. It’s the only one you really need.”— Bryan A. Garner, author of Garner’s Modern American Usage

“A thorough field guide to the pesky little critters of the punctuation forest. Lederer and Shore hit the marks!”—Bill Walsh, author of The Elephants of Style