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Rev. Jeff P. Crim’s New Collection Rewrites Biblical Narratives with a Bold Queer Twist

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Rev. Jeff P. Crim's New Collection Rewrites Biblical Narratives with a Bold Queer Twist
"Queering My Religion: Biblical Stories of Queer Love In The 90’s," a new book by Rev. Jeff P. Crim, has received the Literary Titan Gold Medal and other accolades for its innovative reinterpretation of biblical stories through a queer lens, set in the 1990s American Heartland.

“Queering My Religion: Biblical Stories of Queer Love In The 90’s,” a groundbreaking collection by Rev. Jeff P. Crim, has received the Literary Titan Gold Medal, marking a significant achievement in contemporary religious literature. Released in February 2024, this collection has been heralded for its innovative approach to biblical narratives.

Jeff P. Crim, an ordained Minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a graduate of Earlham School of Religion, crafts a compelling reinterpretation of traditional biblical stories through a queer lens. Inspired by influential works like Clarence Jordan’s Cotton Patch Gospels, Crim sets his stories in the 1990s American Heartland, offering fresh perspectives on themes of identity, love, and belonging.

Literary Titan praises the collection: "Rev. P. Crim presents a thought-provoking collection that reimagines biblical narratives through a queer perspective... Each story is carefully crafted to establish a connection with the queer community, challenging readers to embrace ambiguity and celebrate the diversity of human experiences."

The Prairies Book Review commends Crim for his "deep exploration of biblical narratives through a queer lens, challenging traditional interpretations with thought-provoking insights and reimaginings." Highlighted stories like “Perry and Siouxsie at the Prom” and “That’s Me in the Corner” explore themes from gender fluidity to self-discovery, resonating deeply with contemporary audiences.

The collection has already garnered other accolades, including a First Place win in the LGBT+ category at the Royal Dragonfly Awards and an Honorable Mention at the Author Shout Readers Choice Awards for the story “That’s Me In The Corner.”

“Queering My Religion” is available now on Kindle and in paperback and hardcover on Amazon. It invites readers to rediscover the richness of biblical stories through a lens of inclusivity and representation, making it a must-read for anyone interested in transformative storytelling.

About the Book

Dive into a transformative collection of stories that reframe ancient biblical narratives within the vibrant tapestry of the 1990s. Through a queer lens, this daring work reimagines timeless tales of love, identity, and belonging, challenging traditional interpretations and inviting readers to explore the profound connections between faith and personal truth. From the colorful journey of self-discovery in a high school prom setting to the intimate bonds forged in unexpected circumstances, each narrative offers a fresh, thought-provoking perspective on spirituality and the universal quest for acceptance. With its bold reinterpretations and critical acclaim, this book serves as a beacon of inclusivity, celebrating the diversity of human experiences and the transformative power of storytelling.

About the Author

Rev. Jeff P. Crim is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). He holds a Master of Divinity from Earlham School of Religion, earned in 2004, and has dedicated his career to making ancient Christian texts and spiritual practices relevant and accessible in contemporary society. His work particularly focuses on engaging communities historically excluded by mainstream Christianity. Rev. Crim's commitment to inclusivity and education is evident in his thoughtful approach to theology and his active participation in community outreach. As a cisgender heterosexual man, he uses his platform to advocate for LGBTQ rights within religious contexts, striving to foster a more accepting and compassionate church environment. Rev. Crim resides in Chattanooga, TN, where he is a loving father to his son, Leo, and an active member of his community.

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