Freedom Realized by Stephen Black
Freedom Realized is a passionate call to hold the front line of holiness concerning true and lasting freedom in Christ, as well as a practical ministry guide for "ex-gay" ministries, pastoral care ministries that really help people overcome homosexuality.
Paperback; 292 pages
Insider Stephen Black presents clear evidence that former gays and lesbians are finding lasting freedom from a life defined by "gay" identity fallacies. The results of First Stone Ministries' groundbreaking, long-term survey highlight the freedom former homosexuals are finding through Christ and the power of the gospel.
Freedom Realized brings you the behind-the-scenes story of the collapse of the Exodus International ministry to homosexuals, common causes for homosexuality, and real-life illustrations of effective ministry approaches. Readers will also discover:
Deceptive messages that lower the bar of biblical standards and hinder freedom
What works and what doesn't in "ex-gay" ministry
Why some fail and go back into darkness
Insight from 16 seasoned leaders in overcoming same-sex attractions<br>
About Stephen Black
Stephen Black has worked in pastoral-care ministry as an ordained minister in the local church and with International Ministerial Fellowship for over 25 years. He works full-time as Executive Director with First Stone Ministries (FSM) in Oklahoma City. Stephen is an author, speaker and teacher. He enjoys sharing in the local Church. He serves the Body of Christ at FSM in one-on-one pastoral care discipleship, weekly support group sessions, speaking, and helps to provide freedom conferences and seminars. He has been interviewed numerous times on local and national radio and on television giving hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.