Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, And Living Free From Shame by Vicky BeechingUndivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, And Living Free From Shame by Vicky Beeching

Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, And Living Free From Shame

byVicky Beeching

Hardcover | June 12, 2018

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Vicky Beeching, called “arguably the most influential Christian of her generation” in The Guardian, began writing songs for the church in her teens. By the time she reached her early thirties, Vicky was a household name in churches on both sides of the pond. Recording multiple albums and singing in America’s largest megachurches, her music was used weekly around the globe and translated into numerous languages.

But this poster girl for evangelical Christianity lived with a debilitating inner battle: she was gay. The tens of thousands of traditional Christians she sang in front of were unanimous in their view – they staunchly opposed same-sex relationships and saw homosexuality as a grievous sin. Vicky knew if she ever spoke up about her identity it would cost her everything.

Faced with a major health crisis, at the age of thirty-five she decided to tell the world that she was gay. As a result, all hell broke loose. She lost her music career and livelihood, faced threats and vitriol from traditionalists, developed further health issues from the immense stress, and had to rebuild her life almost from scratch.

But despite losing so much she gained far more: she was finally able to live from a place of wholeness, vulnerability, and authenticity. She finally found peace. What’s more, Vicky became a champion for others, fighting for LGBT equality in the church and in the corporate sector. Her courageous work is creating change in the US and the UK, as she urges people to celebrate diversity, live authentically, and become undivided.

Vicky Beeching is an Oxford-educated theologian, Christian musician and award-winning writer, and commentator. For ten years, she wrote music, performed, and toured as a Christian musician with EMI Records. Vicky has won awards for her media and writing?including a Christian New Media Award—and she advises a variety of organizations, s...
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Title:Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, And Living Free From ShameFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.01 inPublished:June 12, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062439901

ISBN - 13:9780062439901

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“Powerful. Beeching’s new mission: keeping the faith while embracing herself.”