An Ignatius Press Reprint
Ignatius Press Reprints are identical in content with the most recent print edition of the original title. In order to keep important titles available at reasonable prices, we reprint them digitally in small quantities. We use high quality, acid-free paper, but the books are not smyth-sewn as is customary with our offset press print editions.This book addresses the complex moral and pastoral questions involved in both homosexual orientation and activity, including an analysis of lifestyles in accord with the Christian Gospel, and those running counter to the Christian perception. Fr. Harvey, a pioneer in the pastoral care of homosexual persons through his organization Courage, gives a comprehensive view of the issues involved in homosexuality.
This book explodes two popular myths, namely, that the homosexual condition is due primarily to genetic factors; and that, once one realizes he has a homosexual orientation, he should resign himself to this condition forever. Harvey shows that many reputable therapists have provided empirical evidence that people with a homosexual condition can have a change of orientation to the heterosexual condition. He explores various pastoral programs for homosexual persons and, with the contributions from other experts, this book provides an extensive study of the possibility of change of orientation.
"This book offers not only good advice, wise counsel and intelligent discussion, but also the bright light of hope and fresh insights from some of the most positive Christian thinking in a complex and sensitive area."
� Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR
"A thoughtful and inspirational book. Founded on solid psychological principles, with special understanding of a life dedicated to chastity."
�Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D., Author, Healing Homosexuality