My friend Dan Brennan has written provocative and paradigm-shifting book on healthy, intimate female-male friendships in the Body of Christ. It’s kinda controversial; he actually thinks, contra to When Harry Met Sally, that men and women, single and married, can enjoy deep, abiding friendships that not only don’t hinder marriages (for any parties that happen to be married), but they actually help marriage. And further, that cross-gender-friendships are a core part of redemption and God’s New Covenant. And that Jesus wants us to have friends of the opposite sex. His wife agrees. (He’s blogged through a lot of the material here; I highly recommend going through his cross-gender friendship archives and giving ’em a read)
So Dan just got picked up by agent extraordinaire Chip MacGregor, and they’ll be shopping this manuscript around to the right publishers.
Today on his blog Dan asks the question, “Is this book too edgy for even emerging church crowds?”
Our fears of sexuality may not fall into neat categories of emerging or something else. Is it a story of risk? You betcha. Does it involve compelling mystery? Yeah, no formulas or six easy steps. Does it bring up strong emotional reactions? Sure it does. Is it a way of love and healing? Well, yes it is. Love and healing. That’s pretty edgy anytime.
I concur. Read more here.