How the Church Keeps Us Stuck in Sunday School
Scripture says, “When I was a child, I thought and reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put away childish thinking,” and yet so many adult Christians today – even after years of Bible Study and Sunday worship – still have a very elementary understanding of their faith, keeping many stuck in Sunday School. In Childish Thinking, spiritual writer and Christian pastor, Salvatore Sapienza, explores topics such as God, Jesus, Prayer, Heaven, Hell, Sin, and Resurrection from the “higher perspective” of Christian mystics, Progressive Christian theologians, and teachers of other faith and wisdom traditions.
After each chapter, there are prayers for quiet contemplation, suggested practices and activities, and also questions for personal reflection, journal writing, or small book group discussion. Discover how you can let go of old ways of thinking, grow in your spiritual understanding, and finally graduate from Sunday School.
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“This humorous, heartwarming, romantic work of fiction bridges the gap between sexuality and spirituality. Filled with wit, wisdom and cautious irreverence, Sapienza offers hope to those who have been alienated, confused and/or scared off by a rejecting faith and its backward-thinking hierarchy. Best of all, it offers the seldom considered choice of living an authentic life while maintaining a close, ever-deepening relationship with a God who loves all of his children unconditionally. It’s a read that will make a difference in your life, I promise you.” - Gay Chicago Magazine
"Recommended reading. One of my favorite books this summer." - Dan Savage
Nominated for two Lambda Literary Awards
Seventy Times Seven has been adapted in the award-winning feature film, Brotherly Love,
and is now being republished under the film's title.
"A sweet epistle on gay spirituality including some practical exercises, it's a loving, worthwhile read and a fine offering of affirmation, information and motivation that will raise both your spirits and your consciousness. Livened and enriched by personal anecdotes from the author's personal journey, Sapienza’s book illuminates one man’s struggle to eliminate the negativity of being gay and replace it with the fine, white light of positivism." - Out Front Colorado
"A sweet, inspiring portrayal of gay consciousness as blessing, along with a simple, light-hearted - even fun - spiritual practice for bringing more blessing into your life." - Toby Johnson, author of Gay Spirituality
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"A surprising little book that's highly recommended, too. This is a book of prayers and meditations that I've been reading on and off for some months now and it's become very comfortable and at times comforting, too." - Felice Picano, author of Like People in History