Hounded by God:  A Gay Man's Journey to Self-Acceptance, Love, and Relationship

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ISBN: 9781457519611
180 pages

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In Hounded by God, the author writes about his struggle to integrate his homosexuality with his personality and his Catholic-Christian spirituality. Born in 1948, he grew up in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s when homosexuality was considered either a mental illness or a major sin. In 1968, he had his first homosexual experience. Feeling shame and trying to repress his feelings, he spent over six years in therapy.

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About Joseph Gentilini

Joseph Gentilini and his spouse, Leo Radel, were both born in Columbus Ohio; Joe in 1948 and Leo in 1950. Ironically, they both attended the same Catholic elementary school, although they did not know each other then. Joseph always wanted to be in a career that involved helping others. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1970 from the Ohio Dominican College (now University) in social welfare.

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Excerpt

I took a ride to a park just to be alone and to think. I felt empty, guilty, and hopeless, and so I took my pad and pencil along to write. I had begun to put my feelings and thoughts on paper the summer before, and it was a way to release tension and put “everything” out in front of me.

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