Today is the day that we've long been waiting for—the release of our memoir Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God, A Broken Mother's Search for Hope. Please pray with us that those reading our book will clearly see the power of God's redemption and His call to holiness in every chapter, on every page. We believe that this can be a helpful resource for the Church for such a time as this. You can order it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders and Christian Book Distributors. You can also visit my newly designed Facebook page and website (www.christopheryuan.com) where you can download a sample chapter and view upcoming events, radio interviews and book signings. Please "Like" my Facebook page and visit my website!
Synopsis of Out of a Far Country
This memoir is a true account of God's seeking and saving two people who were lost (see Luke 19:10)—a mother who was so distraught she had decided to kill herself, and a son whose pursuit of pleasure, money, and success led to arrest, prison, and a life-threatening illness. Both mother and son hit rock bottom, and at different times they both turned to God. The changes in their lives are nothing short of miraculous. This evolving parallel narrative weaves together alternating chapters from two different perspectives—a prodigal son and a prodigal mom. Additionally, it's a radical call for all to find their identity in Christ and pursue holy sexuality. Kay Warren wrote the forward and there are endorsements from Chuck Colson, Joe Stowell, Duane Litfin, George Verwer, James MacDonald and others (click here for reviews). Included in this book is an eight week discussion guide encouraging Christians in all walks of life. Click here to watch the short video book trailer.
My numbers have gradually dropped over the years and last month we decided to begin taking medication. My doctor prescribed Atripla which has possible neurological and renal (kidney) side effects. Fortunately, the side effects I experienced were minor. I get dizzy after taking them at night and feel a little foggy in the morning (which now gives me an excuse for not being a morning person!). I just went today for my blood tests so we are hoping that my CD4 count will rise to normal (800-1200) and my Viral Load will drop to undetectable!
The next few months are jam packed with activities so I really covet your prayers! If you have friends who may be interested in my updates, they may sign up here. Also, you can follow me on Twitter! Have a great day in the Lord!
Undeserving of His Grace,
·that our book gets into the hands of parents who are about to give up hope and prodigals who desperately want to come home
·that God keeps us healthy and strong as we travel these next few months
·that the Holy Spirit gives us just the right words to say during our radio and television interviews
·that Christ radiates through us during our book signings
·for minimal side effects from Atripla, my CD4 rises above 800 and my Viral Load drops to undetectable
·that my relationship with Jesus remains vibrant and passionate
·for spiritual protection as the Enemy desires to lure me away from the path of obedience
Christopher Yuan 820 North LaSalle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60610 312.329.4049
To, Career Service Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays PFOX Box 510 Reedville- Virginia
Sent On: 5/5/2011 Subject: New Job listing from Washington,DC From: Fran Cavallaro
Category: Media - Journalism - Newspaper
Position/Title: Sales Coordinator
Primary Industry: Broadcasting - Radio - TV
Manage Others: No
Details: W*USA-TV, the Gannett-owned CBS affiliate in Washington, DC (NSI Rank 9) seeks an Enterprise Sales Coordinator. Position will be responsible for administrative duties including order entry, revisions, proof of performance recaps, running reports for sales management, and process expense/vacations requests. In addition, position will answer phones, retrieve and distribute mail, and order office supplies. Candidate must be detail-oriented and customer-focused. This is a great way to get your foot in the door at one of the most progressive media organizations in the world.
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