Sure to be controversial . . . [Telling Truths in Church] is about how church people speak about sex in the church; it is about what it means to tell the truth, and how to go about the vulnerable act of truth-telling when your topic is something as intimate as sex. –Lauren F. Winner, Washington Post Book World
“This is a major contribution to the telling of truth and truths. Jordan’s analysis lays bare the fear and anxiety behind the silence and spins of church authorities; it is a profound and provocative book.” –Donald Cozzens, author of Sacred Silence: Denial and the Crisis in the Church and The Changing Face of the Priesthood.
“[A] profound normative theological statement, of what incarnational faith must entail . . . [Telling Truths in Church] is well read as a spiritual guide to theologians and other Christians who still believe there is a point to Christian speech.” –Beverly Wildung Harrison, Conscience