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I just finished a book called "Washed and Waiting" by Wesley Hill. He is a young man who is committed to Christ, but he has had homosexual feelings since puberty.
This book has changed my thinking. Wheras I have always felt that homoseuality is just another sin, now I understand with more compassion what a lonely and hard life faces someone with these tendencies.
Wesley makes you feel the difficulty of the choices that he makes as a Christian. He also makes it clear that he does not see adopting the gay lifestyle as a viable alternative for Christ followers.
He chronicles the lives of other gay Christians who have chosen the same path as he. Loneliness, rejection and a feeling of being outside looking in seem to be part and parcel of these lives.
I did not feel that he brushed aside the nature versus nurture part of this. However, from reading the book, I came to understand that determining the cause may not be really relevant. In Hill's case, he looked for the basis of this homosexual leanings only to find that it seemed to be something he is stuck with. I pray this is not always the case for him. And yet, as he concluded, this weakness can be glorifying to God when there is victory over it in transparency with the help of community.
What I came away with was the strong feeling that we need to be there for other Christians in a deep and abiding way. We are one in the spirit no matter our individual tendencies to our own broken ways. We are to each other the closest thing there is to heaven on earth. We are the only thing keeping at bay misery and solitude. As a community we can stand strong against our bleakest sins. We, as a community and as individuals, are God's invisible hands with skin put upon them so they can be seen, felt, and hugged.
We have no right to make fun of, to separate or to hold back from any of God's children. Each one is deserving of respect and love.
Hilary Mantel is a great historical novelist! Mantel soared to fame by producing "Wolf Hall" winner of Great Britain's Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. Wolf Hall told the story of Henry the VIII's desire to divorce Katherine of Aragon his first wife. Henry was upset that this Spanish daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella had been unable to produce a male child. Her only child was Mary (later known as Bloody Mary., She was a strong Roman Catholic believer who was an aunt to Charles V ruler of the Holy Roman Empire. Henry had been seduced by the fetching Anne Boleyn. After Henry divorced Katherine he quickly wed Anne. She also failed to produce a male heir for evil Henry. Her only child was Elizabeth I (1533-1603) who would prove to be the greatest Queen in English history. Anne was a student of the Protestant movement in Europe and a fan of Wlliam Tyndale the English translator of the Bible and Martin Luther the famous German Lutheran.
"Bring Up the Bodies" is the sequel to "Wolf Hall." In this 410 page book we see events of 1535-36 through the eyes of Thomas Crowell the Master Secretary to Henry. Wolf Hall was the ancestral home of the Seymour family. Henry became infatuated with the plain faced and virginal Jane Seymour for whom he rid himself of Anne. Jane would give birth to King Edward VI. The book covers the death of Katherine of Aragon living under house arrest; the arrest and execution of Anne of Boleyn and several of her lovers and the rising star of Thomas Cromwell in the constellation of Henry VIII's universe
The story of Anne Boleyn's rise and fall has been told in countless novels, films and plays. When then does Mantel's work stand out from many of the more mediocre productions? In this humble reviewer's opinon the reasons are many. Among them:
a. Mantel knows how to make a familiar story read like a new tale as she uses poetical language to make the reader feel as if she/he were actually on the scene in sixteenth century England. You can almost feel the chill of the castles and the beauty of an English springtime set amidst the turmoil and terror of political and religion intrigue.
b. Mantel has chosen well in selecting Thomas Cromwell as her eyes and ears. Cromwell rose from a blacksmith's shop in Putney to wield power under the fallen Cardinal Wolsley and to serve as Henry VIII's "hit man" adept at cleaning up the fat king's marital affairs.
c. Mantel is a master of dialogue. She is especially keen to make us feel the horror suffered by the lovers of Anne prior to their execution. Cromwell was a master inquisitor in ferreting out treason.
d. Mantel knows how to produce tension and drama so our fingers keep flipping the pages.
There are quibbles to make. There are many characters to keep track of in the story. Those familiar with Tudor history will do better at keeping them straight than novices to this period of English history. Mantel does provide a helpful list of the characters at the beginning of the novel. This revieweer is looking forward to the next book in the Thomas Cromwell series.
Congratulations to Hilary Mantell for a great novel well researched and written. The novel deserves the success it has already achieved!
I give five stars because I think if it is classified as a fiction book, it will not have those negative review. A good book for movie or political purpose.
After I heard the book review on NPR, I went to read the story of the book from web site and BBS.
I am not going to judge the story in the book is fake or not. I am going to tell you my own real life story. I believe the readers can make their own judgement with common sense.
Here it is:
My father became a lecturer of his Alma mater, one of a top medical schools in East China, after he graduated from that university. (Which means staying in the same school and became a teacher or a researcher- 留校）. He got his "Right-Wing Element Title"--So called pro-western intellectual about three years later and was stripped off teaching rights. His title of "Right-Wing Element" was overturned in 1979.
But, I had no problem to study in the elementary school and middle/high school in my whole life.
At that time period, if you graduated from middle/high school and could become a worker in a factory, you would think you were very very lucky because many of young graduates went to countryside. The social statue of a worker was high at that time of period.
I graduated from middle school and participated in the "National Standard Entry Examination for the Universities-全国统考" in 1978 and got into a top university in China without any problem. The tuition, dorm， electricity and water (hot and cold) were free and almost all of my classmates, including me, also got some kind of financial support for books and food from the government. All universities were public schools at that time and the financial support called "助学金"--"Student Assistant Money". It was "needed" based, but most of students could get some. If you were from poor family, you might get extra financial support for cloth, etc.
BTW, In some places of China at that time, like in Shanghai where I came from, people called the high school as middle school. It was equivalent to the high school in the States. Today, middle school and high school are different in China.
That is my true story.