Description - And You Invited Me In: A Novel by Cheryl Tyler
Annie Whitley is a conservative Christian living in the small town of Hallton, Wisconsin. Her faith and family bonds are tested when she is unexpectedly faced with a difficult decision; her brother, Alex Marshall, is a successful gay lawyer living in Atlanta who, after leaving behind his conservative roots, is now is dying of AIDS. Should she care for him? Would it be right to practice forgiveness, compassion, and understanding and invite her brother home to Hallton to die having made peace with his former family and friends? Yet longtime family friends, including former professional football player, Jett Taylor, also a conservative Christian, believes inviting Alex and his partner, Scott Phillips, owner of a regional gay newspaper, to Hallton would be hypocritical and compromise the Whitleys' Christian faith and convictions. Annie finds herself searching her heart and soul and asking, "What would Jesus do?" The book explores the frustrations of a woman caught in-between a debate which has raged within and around the church for centuries: If we let our fellow man - or brother - die without even offering help or compassion?
Are we guilty of an even greater sin than tolerating what we've been taught is unacceptable - homosexuality? Would Jesus not comfort the afflicted and heal the sick? The title brings to mind the powerful words in the New Testament: If we see Jesus in every man, would we not invite him in?
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Author Biography - Cheryl Tyler
Cheryl Moss Tyler holds two master's of education degrees in special education and human development counseling from Vanderbilt University. She is currently a licensed professional school counselor and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit her website at www.AndYouInvitedMeIn.com.