I Came Here Seeking a Person:
Bill Glenn Author Talk and Book SigningBill Glenn, Author of I Came Here Seeking a Person: A Vital Story of Grace
Thursday, January 19, 7:00 pm
Suggested Donation: $5
Join us for the 2023 kickoff to our Thursdays at Many Rivers series of author events and talks
I Came Here Seeking a Person: A Vital Story of Grace is a contemporary account of a spiritual journey by a sober, gay, ex-Jesuit clinician and community leader writing at the complicated intersection of faith, psychology, sexuality, culture, and exponential social change. The book's themes are both "of the moment" and universal; they are difficult, and yet hopeful.
William D. Glenn is a psychotherapist and spiritual director. Currently the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, with husband Scott Hafner, he is the co-founder of its Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion. He has served as executive director of Continuum and president of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
"Bill shows us how grace lands in the various chapters of his life and leads him to risk whatever it takes to find his way home to deep and lasting love. His story will help us to stay true to our own."
Sonny Manuel, SJ, author, clinical psychologist, professor emeritus, Santa Clara University
"Taking us along as his companions, Bill revisits the remarkable moments and souls that have shaped his life... These humble reflections of a former Jesuit, psychologist, gay man, and respected leader are a gift to all of us who yearn to know ourselves more fully."
Nick Carter, president emeritus, Andover Newton School of Theology
"This gorgeously-written book...is a beckoning, a heart-song, an invitation to discover the face of the divine in each other. This is a magnificent book!"
Mirabai Starr, author of Caravan of No Despair and Wild Mercy
"Beautifully written, captivatingly expressive, this book is genuine literature... Bill Glenn reveals an aspect of gay experience that few tend to consider—the spiritual."
Daniel Helminiak, author of The Human Core of Spirituality and Sex and the Sacred: Gay Identity and Spiritual Growth
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