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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Son of A Bishop, My Testimony

A copy of my short book "Son of a Bishop, My Testimony" will make a wonderful & inspiring inexpensive Christmas gift or stocking stuffer for that very special friend or relative for only $10.00

I was inspired by God to share my very short personal testimony in order to reach out and encourage my brothers and sisters about the uncommon love and acceptance of Christ. Hopefully we will enlighten and sensitize the parents and religious leaders of the damage that has been done in the name of religion.

Son of a Bishop tells the emotionally powerful personal story of Samuel Marcus Brown’s childhood and how he overcame the shame of his sexual orientation in a deeply religious family. Samuel was very much aware that he was different from his siblings from an early age. As he became older, he began to question his own sexuality. With his strict upbringing in the church, he worried about it constantly. Throughout his life, he began to accept his sexuality. He began to question whether or not Christians should continue their disapproval of homosexuals. Although he has come to terms with his sexuality, he continues to search for God and use the Bible in order to find answers in his life. It is his intent to write in truthful and relatable language and hopefully his openness allows the reader to gain a better understanding of his life and the life of others.

If you have an experience that you would like to share and you would like to have it posted, email son_of_a_bishop3000@yahoo.com This should be healing and a lot of fun.
Please let me know your thoughts about this new blogspot by leaving a comment below; I will appreciate your feedback.

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Be Blessed,

Samuel Marcus Brown

13 comments:

Ms. R of Memphis said...

I was blessed with the pleasure of reading “Son of a Bishop.” I had the best time reading the book as I could easily relate to the strict and humble up-bringing of the author. It also opened up somewhat healed but “still sore” wounds of my own in dealing with living a saved life while haunted by things that were too taboo to disclose in the “church.” I laughed a lot, cried tears of joy, and more importantly, I was left with a feeling of “smile – this happened to me too.” As a result of reading “Son of a Bishop,” I feel like I’ve gained a lifelong friend in the author.

Sax of Atlanta said...

For such a small book, It really made me think. I can remember, reading about your life as a child and it was much different from what people would think of someone in the lifestyle. I mean, a great deal of us assign our lifestyle, or the way we are to some tragic event during their child hood, like being molested. I guess. I kept waiting to hear that in your book. It was refreshing, to know that this was not the case with everyone. This book proves that even from a God fearing family, we still exist. I know you didn’t have a perfect family, but the word of God was filled in your household. It really made me go hummmmmmmmm.

AUGUSTA OF DALLAS said...

Hey my brother!

I just wanted to drop you a few lines about your book...It was awesome. I felt like it really showed GOD's love which is unconditional and it also ministered the reality of how true Christians are to love....In addition to that it operated in the light. God is a God of light and there can only be freedom when things are brought out in the open...I love you and will talk to you later...

Love your sister

Augusta

March 20, 2007 12:24 PM

Anonymous said...

The book "Son of a Bishop" is a wonderful inspiring book. I truly believe the word of God in Romans 8:28 " and we know that all things work together for the good for those that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose. God has a purpose for every soul on this earth; it’s a matter of knowing your purpose. Sam you where called out to be an ambassador for Christ and what a wonderful "purpose". The book simply announces God's true and everlasting Love for his people. Congratulations and continue to enjoy all of God's rich blessings.

Love you boy. Your back Home friend and Brother in the Lord.

Fred

March 20, 2007 4:43 PM

J OF ATLANTA said...

After reading Samuel Browns book, Son of a Bishop, I was emotionally moved. I was amazed at how I could relate to many of the experiences the main character had with his family growing up. This book opened my eyes to the importance of black men struggling with their sexual identity, having the strength and courage to find acceptance and understanding from their immediate family. I think the book offers a lesson for so many black men around the world who live with the same challenges.

21977 OF ATL said...

I believe this book has a little something for everyone straight or gay. I feel we all are worthy of gods grace and love. Adulterers, alcoholics and everyone who is doing something that we aren’t so proud of. Samuel your book made me smile as I read it simply because when I was going through it as a child you and others were dealing with the very same issues. The book was straight and direct to the issues which made it very pleasurable. Thank you for sharing your life, it must’ve taken a lot of courage to do. Take care my brother and keep your head to the sky.

March 22, 2007 1:31 PM

ANDREA OF ELLENWOOD said...

I really enjoyed reading the son of a bishop. It was very good to see someone come out and tell their true feelings about themselves, because most people have the tendency to hide the truth from other people as well as them self.
Andrea

March 23, 2007 5:13 PM

JAMES OF DECATUR said...

I really enjoyed this short story by Samuel Brown. Not only did it enlighten me, it also inspired me to work on my own autobiography as some of the same issues that Samuel encountered in dealing with this lifestyle and Christianity, I too have had to deal with as well. "Good job Samuel"

March 26, 2007 7:40 AM

dt OF DECATUR said...

I really enjoyed reading "Son of a Bishop" it made me realize no matter what, God works things out for our good to them who loves the Lord. I am really proud of you and I thank God that you were humble enough to allow his holy spirit to dwell in you. Keep up the Good work the half has not been told...DT

March 21, 2007 7:05 PM

THE QUEEN said...

Samuel, my dear, I found "Son of a Bishop" at first very funny because my mind saw
son-of-a-b _ _ _ _! After reading "Son...", I thought about how truly God had blessed me to have shared my early lesbian life with radical liberated womyn. Although I heard degrading things in the Baptist church about lesbians and gays going to hell, it never affected me, because I knew that God made me and more importantly, He loves me. Your sharing of "Son..." surely should help others with their struggles. Now I am waiting your second sharing; some of your experiences, experiences of others and perhaps, "a how to deal with this" format that will definitely help others to love themselves and know that God Is! I know you are the writer, but I have some ideas! Keep allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart! You make God smile! Love you.

Anonymous said...

I truly enjoyed the book. Although I am not a PK, I grew up in the church and I struggled with the same things as Mr. Brown. It was good to see Sam's story published for others who are still strugging with their christanity and faith in God. It is actually an ongoing struggle. The book is actully a blessing and a wonderful testimony to us who are save.

Thanks Sam for openly sharing your story. God is still using you.

Your brother in Christ.

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