Laurie Gudim, Writer

In his book Speaking Christian, Marcus Borg urges us to reclaim the language of Christianity from the fundamentalist movement that has highjacked it.  One of the ways we can do this is through story telling.  What does it look like to be a lover of Jesus who thinks critically, accepts diversity, and struggles with her faith in a life-long, productive dialogue with the living God who is love?

My recently-published novel, Loving the Six-toed Jesus, is a fast-moving, captivating story about a priest in a small parish in the middle of the Wyoming hinterland who must reveal to her congregation that she is a lesbian.    This story oozes my love for Wyoming and its people.  I describe the beauty and power of the land, with its miles upon miles of empty prairie, deep silences, overpowering mountain peaks, and timbered hills.  And its people come to life in my characters, who, as good characters do, grew real and began dictating the events and outcome of the tale as I was writing it.  And in the pages of this novel you will find a portrait of a Christian community that struggles to be what God dreams for it.

Loving the Six-Toed Jesus is available at Amazon.  Here is the link.  Take a look at the description and the reviews, and have a peek inside.

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