{Kindle} ê Atonement Camp for Unrepentant Homophobes Ø eBook or E-pub free

So, I don’t know what the previous reviewer is talking about by forcing such a negative perspective, but here’s my take (and yes, I did finish the book) Also, no ill will toward them, but if you’re going to read a book called Atonement Camp for Unrepentant Homophobes the trigger warning is the title itself I saw the work as a whimsical journey into a hypothetical world where society is forced to contend with a reality where everybody has a path toward acceptance even in the ironically unforgiving world of the churches IM[notso]HO, this book holds an important place for the many of us who have had to deal with ::any:: intolerant religious community and how things may have turned out were the shoe on another foot I became invested in the characters and their development The book was both entertaining and interesting I found myself laughing out loud at several points This book does not take itself seriously, though it finds a somewhat surprising way to impart an important commentary on inclusivity and acceptance in a world where cancel culture and ignorance rear their ugly heads a little too often This was an easy read and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the storyline I hope to hear the author is considering releasing a sequel! I was given a free advanced copy to provide my honest opinion on this book I must say, I first glance I was curious to how the author would treat atonement and homophobia Shortly into the book, one is transported into a campy reality told through the internalized and confused homophobic perspective of a Priest named Rick Based in an atonement camp run by drag queens, the journey of Rick’s internal process of acceptance (of himself and homosexuality) through this book is equally relatable and outrageous As a gay catholic man who experiences homophobia everyday, this book was empowering and inspiring Many of the experiences and stories of Rick truly resonated with my personal experience I find that the author successfully juggled the juxtaposed real internal struggles of coming out with the entertaining and outrageous setting of the atonement camp Be prepared to laugh out loud, cry and yell into this book It will grab your attention and you won’t be able to put the book down.I recommend this book to anyone, gay or straight person/ally, that wants to learn about themself and to empathize with those who have not had as much support when coming into their sexual identity I equally wish that this book was published when I was a teen coming into my gay identity 10/10 will read again and I cannot wait to buy several copies of this book to give as gifts. Summary: ‘Most notably, Jesus ministered to a homosexual Rather than finding sin, he said the man committed no sin, and those who would condemn the man need to atone for their sin to find salvation’ These words are from a newly discovered Bible passage dubbed ‘The New Revelation’ which has been unearthed and adopted by the major Christian faiths Five years later, the world has changed, the Pope is out, the USA has elected a lesbian as President and homosexuals are VIPs Meanwhile in North Carolina, 27 year old bigoted Pastor Rick Harris is struggling to keep his flock faithful When he gives a fiery antigay sermon, the Elders reprimand his homophobic stance They offer him a choice; refuse and lose his position and jeopardize his means of caring for his ailing Momma or attend a 2 week allmale Atonement Camp for unrepentant homophobes Rick accepts and while there he meets and subsequently rooms Jimmy Rick’s insistence on escaping camp is hindered by his budding relationship with Jimmy His carefully constructed walls as Rick is forced to face the ghosts of his past while getting pedicures and sipping Champagne Review: The premise for this novel is really unique I thoroughly enjoyed this funny, clever book The Atonement camp itself was ingenious, think Ru Paul’s Drag Race meets rehab Rick is a character you root for, as he battles himself and I particularly appreciated the flashback scenes Those and the tender scenes were probably my favorite My main critique would be the use of time as a device The five year timeline is overly ambitious for the changes that took place and the time spent in the Atonement camp could have been longer I also would’ve like a bitfleshing out of other characters secondary characters but I know this is ultimately Rick’s redemption story Some funny plot twists and turns kept my interest throughout This is a heartwarming, satirical, social commentary that is really enjoyable.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. When first reading this novel I was curious as to what type of journey I would be going on, but it only took the first couple of pages to get me immediately hooked on what I found to be a joyous, entertaining, and unconventional story of self discovery and enlightenment Evan J Corbin filled his novel with colorful characters and myriad of compelling stories arcs that make his novel one in which I couldn’t simply put down I was immensely pleased to to have procured my copy in advanced as to give my unbiased marks on the book I stick to the fact that this book was such an enjoyable read for me as I was able to complete in a very short amount of time I highly recommend Atonement camp for unrepentant homophones the novel to everyone, because the story is one that is very unique and different to many books out there As it is said in the book “To everything there is a season” but I am 100 percent sure that this is a book for all seasons. An irreverent reimagining of religious dogma, and a thoughtful exploration of the familial ties that bind Thank you to the author for sharing an advance copy of this remarkable new novel. {Kindle} ⛅ Atonement Camp for Unrepentant Homophobes Ù The oldest translation of a Gospel is returned to the world by a secret society long dedicated to its preservation In it, Jesus explicitly condemns bigotry and homophobia In a new world in which LGBTQ passengers receive preferential boarding for flights and the United States has elected its first lesbian President, Pastor Rick Harris is stalwart, closeted preacher who doggedly holds onto his increasingly unpopular convictionsWhen an incendiary sermon goes too far and offends an influential family, Rick makes a painful choice to keep his job: He attends an atonement camp run by drag queens for society’s most unrepentant and terminally incurable homophobesAtonement Camp is immersion therapy for Pastor Harris, and it might be working An open bar with pedicures, a devastatingly attractive roommate and an endless supply of glitter help him manage to make new friends Soon, Rick and his cohorts learn the camp may hold its own secrets Amid the smiling faces and scantily clad pool boys who staff the camp, a clandestine group plots to discredit the New Revelation and everything it stands forIf Rick has the conviction to confront his own hypocrisy, he might be able to uncover the conspirators with help from his adopted flock—and find new truths within himself