Undivided by Vicky Beeching audiobook

Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, and Living Free from Shame

By Vicky Beeching
Read by Billie Fulford-Brown

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062439901
9.03 Hours Unabridged
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Vicky Beeching, called “arguably the most influential Christian of her generation” in The Guardian, began writing songs for the church in her teens. By the time she reached her early thirties, Vicky was a household name in churches on both sides of the pond. Recording multiple albums and singing in America’s largest megachurches, her music was used weekly around the globe and translated into numerous languages. But this poster girl for evangelical Christianity lived with a debilitating inner battle: she was gay. The tens of thousands of traditional Christians she sang in front of were unanimous in their view – they staunchly opposed same-sex relationships and saw homosexuality as a grievous sin. Vicky knew if she ever spoke up about her identity it would cost her everything. Faced with a major health crisis, at the age of thirty-five she decided to tell the world that she was gay. As a result, all hell broke loose. She lost her music career and livelihood, faced threats and vitriol from traditionalists, developed further health issues from the immense stress, and had to rebuild her life almost from scratch. But despite losing so much she gained far more: she was finally able to live from a place of wholeness, vulnerability, and authenticity. She finally found peace. What’s more, Vicky became a champion for others, fighting for LGBT equality in the church and in the corporate sector. Her courageous work is creating change in the US and the UK, as she urges people to celebrate diversity, live authentically, and become undivided.

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Summary

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Vicky Beeching, called “arguably the most influential Christian of her generation” in The Guardian, began writing songs for the church in her teens. By the time she reached her early thirties, Vicky was a household name in churches on both sides of the pond. Recording multiple albums and singing in America’s largest megachurches, her music was used weekly around the globe and translated into numerous languages.

But this poster girl for evangelical Christianity lived with a debilitating inner battle: she was gay. The tens of thousands of traditional Christians she sang in front of were unanimous in their view – they staunchly opposed same-sex relationships and saw homosexuality as a grievous sin. Vicky knew if she ever spoke up about her identity it would cost her everything.

Faced with a major health crisis, at the age of thirty-five she decided to tell the world that she was gay. As a result, all hell broke loose. She lost her music career and livelihood, faced threats and vitriol from traditionalists, developed further health issues from the immense stress, and had to rebuild her life almost from scratch.

But despite losing so much she gained far more: she was finally able to live from a place of wholeness, vulnerability, and authenticity. She finally found peace. What’s more, Vicky became a champion for others, fighting for LGBT equality in the church and in the corporate sector. Her courageous work is creating change in the US and the UK, as she urges people to celebrate diversity, live authentically, and become undivided.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is why Vicky Beeching is so inspiring—she’s not just commentating, or offering theological perspectives or timely opinions here; she’s showing us in flesh and blood what hope looks like.” Rob Bell, New York Times bestselling author
“Beeching is arguably the most influential Christian of her generation…Long admired by evangelicals on both sides of the Atlantic, Beeching can hopefully bring about an acceptance of homosexuality among Christians.” Guardian (UK)
“A searing indictment of the heartbreak and suffering caused by homophobia and one women’s battle to overcome it. What Vicky Beeching has faced is tragic, depressing and enraging—but her ultimate triumph is inspiring.” Brian McLaren, American pastor and activist
“Get ready. This book will pull you in, shake you up, pierce your heart, and leave you changed. A stunner of a debut memoir, Undivided is vulnerable and unflinching, tender and brave.” Rachel Held Evans, author of Searching for Sunday
“Undivided radiates warmth, humanity, vulnerability, honesty, and love on every page. It will help all who read it to see they don’t need to pretend or hide.” Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration
“There is so much vulnerability in Vicky’s writing. Her story of pain, longing, and hope is equal parts a love story to the church and an intervention.” Dan Haseltine, lead singer of Jars of Clay

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Author

Author Bio: Vicky Beeching

Author Bio: Vicky Beeching

Vicky Beeching is an Oxford-educated theologian, Christian musician, and award-winning writer, and commentator. For ten years, she wrote music, performed, and toured as a Christian musician with EMI Records. Vicky has won awards for her media and writing—including a Christian New Media Award—and she advises a variety of organizations, such as the United Nations, on LGBT equality and religion. She lives in London, England.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English