Sermons for a Hot Kitchen From the Lesbian Tent Revival
To read one of the sample sermons, see my blog, "The Truth About Sacagawea."
Hilarious, fierce, provocative, and lesbian to the bone marrow! Sister Carolyn serves up sixteen smokin' sermons from a kitchen that is hotter than hell. If you can't take the heat, you're gonna be missing some tasty fare! Sermons include some of Gage's most profound metaphysics combined with some of the most taboo and sensitive issues in lesbian community.
Subjects include jealousy and betrayal, Stockholm Syndrome and Complex PTSD, how to win every argument about abolition of prostitution, toxic self-sufficiency or too much of a good thing can kill you, confrontation as a radical act, the difficulty and the necessity of holding contradiction, and dying well--what is it and how can we learn to do it?
"It’s no surprise that Sermons for a Hot Kitchen is about stirring the pot and asking us to engage with difficult, but constructive questions and exploring issues that aren’t always easy or acceptable. We’re challenged to stretch beyond our comfort zone to consider things in a new way. We might not agree with everything that is said, but that makes for dynamic thinking and dialogue. It also helps that our guide provides us with encouragement and humor to help us along the way. Not only is Sister Carolyn perceptive and resourceful; she is hopeful which is a very energizing force... Praise be to Sister Carolyn for the sanctuary of radical synapsing she provides and its centering of lesbian feminist knowledge and vision!" --Rain and Thunder: A Journal of Radical Feminist Activism and Discussion.
"Sister Carolyn Gage serves up a new series of sermons, composed at just the time we need them most. Sermons from a Hot Kitchen covers everything from prostitution to dying well, with a voice that draws you in and leads you through some challenging theories, and language that will have you “synapsing” like you’ve been doing it all your life. Don’t be surprised when she has you laughing while contemplating Complex PTSD, jealousy, or betrayal. She’s that good. Salient, searing, succinct: Sermons from a Hot Kitchen is just the empowering balm needed for the radical feminist’s soul in these times of rampant misogyny and emboldened perpetrators. Tuck this into your patriarchy-smashing tool belt now."--Laurie Hollinger; poet, producer, and essayist; Lansing, MI.
"This incisive book challenges lesbian feminists (and everyone else) to lead better lives. Prepare for keen and uncommon insights into authentic and meaningful living with a down-to-earth sense of humor. If, like me, you heard some of these sermons delivered in the open Michigan air, this book may transport you back to that magical, vibrant place of growth and awareness. If, like me, you heard some of these sermons as podcasts, you may find that the written word allows you to slow down to wrestle with the concepts and glean new meaning. If you are unfamiliar with Carolyn's work, welcome. Put on your apron and get ready to sweat." --Leigh Heathcote, Milwaukee, WI.
"The latest sermons from Sister Carolyn: better than ever, and not a moment too soon... Her sermons give us a lesbian vision through the haze of a very unlesbian world. Don't be turned off by "sermon" if you're not a fan of sermonizing. These are essays of concentrated lesbian wisdom, addressed specifically to lesbians, but they could save everybody." --Linda Rosewood