The powerful, dramatic story of how a successful Hollywood set designer whose identity was deeply rooted in his homosexuality came to be suddenly and utterly transformed by the power of the gospel.
When Becket Cook moved from Dallas to Los Angeles after college, he discovered a socially progressive, liberal town that embraced not only his creative side but also his homosexuality. He devoted his time to growing his career as a successful set designer and to finding "the one" man who would fill his heart. His life centered around celebrity-filled Hollywood parties and he traveled to society hot-spots around the world--until a chance encounter with a pastor at an LA coffee shop one morning changed everything.
In A Change of Affection, Becket Cook shares his testimony as someone who was transformed by the power of the gospel. His dramatic conversion to Christianity and subsequent seminary training inform his views on homosexuality--personally, biblically, theologically, and culturally--and his compelling book guides readers through this complex and controversial issue while revealing how to lovingly engage with those who disagree.
Provocative, genuine, and deeply faithful, A Change of Affection is a timely and indispensable resource for anyone who desires to understand more fully one of the most common and difficult stumbling blocks to faithfully following Christ today.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Becket Cook moved to Los Angeles after college to pursue a career in writing and acting. He currently works as a production designer in the fashion world. He recently received his master's degree from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and spends much of his time in ministry, speaking on the issue of homosexuality at churches, universities, and conferences.
Table of Contents
Part 1 To the Lighthouse
1 Being There 3
2 Deus Ex Machina: Conversion 15
3 Childhood: The Conflict Begins 33
4 College Years: God Is Dead 47
5 From Tokyo With Love 55
6 Slouching Toward Hollywood 69
7 Is That All There Is? 87
8 Fallout 95
Part 2 Reflections
9 Just the FAQs 107
10 Young and Rich 127
11 Bad Soup 139
12 Three Guys and a Furnace 155
13 A Call to Love 173
About the Author 199
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It completely revolutionized my understanding of the struggle of homosexuality and how God's plan of salvation not only sets us free, but by knowing the truth we find our true identity is found in Christ Jesus.