Philip, A Novel
My New Book
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Philip is the story of boy who grows to manhood with a strong sense that God wanted him to be minister. His dreams are coming true when be graduates from seminary, gets married and becomes a pastor. But Philip finds himself in conflict with members of his church who disapprove of the time he spends with the non-spiritual matter of helping members of his congregation deal with a housing crisis caused by a freeway project that disrupts the neighborhood. He loses all he has worked for. He plunges into deep inner conflict as he slowly realizes, through disturbing dreams and a series of male friendships, that he is gay. Philipexplores the inner collision between deeply held religious values and an equally profound sexual orientation toward men.