Selected Books by Malcolm Boyd

Are You Running With Me, Jesus

ARE YOU RUNNING WITH ME, JESUS?

(Holt, Rinehart & Winston , l965; revised 40th anniversary edition of the spiritual classic Cowley Publications, 2006)

“At once informal and literate…the prayers are also deeply personal…Their eloquence comes from the personal struggle they contain—a struggle to believe, to keep going, a spiritual contest that is agonized, courageous and not always won…A very moving book.”—The New York Times

“Like Jacob, Malcolm Boyd is one who wrestles with God. He questions,challenges and, above all, opens himself to listening.”—Los Angeles Times

“These prayers are vital, extremely contemporary, and have caught on in the ferment of the new cultural revolution.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“(The prayers) are very personal, very modern, sometimes poetic. They talk about sex and the bomb and civil rights and the movies and all the things that bug Malcolm Boyd and the alienated generation that has adopted him as its spokesman.” –Washington Post

As I Live and Breathe: Stages of an Autobiography

AS I LIVE AND BREATHE:
STAGES OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

(Random House, 1969)

“His experiences are moving and his concern is affecting.”—The New Yorker

“(It) may be Boyd’s autobiography, but it is really a story of our times.  The vibrations of church and society and race and war are so tightly interwoven that you can never separate them.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Boyd is aggressive and articulate, a mixture of inner search and struggle plus outward commitment and self-assertion.  Not only has he been ‘where the action is,’ he has, in fact, often been the action.”—Philadelphia Bulletin

“He is the saint of action.”—Christian Science Monitor

“He draws flak like a lightning rod draws zaps.”—Los Angeles  Times

Free to Live, Free to Die

FREE TO LIVE, FREE TO DIE

(Holt, Rinehart & Winston , l967)

“A playmaker’s eye and a bold tongue assemble the cast and shape the dialogue. Boyd in his own fashion has written a drama of redemption.”—Chicago Tribune

“Boyd is a prophet for our times.  All that is required of the reader is the ability to read—and the rudiments of a conscience.”—The Christian Century

“The book will disturb and shock.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 

Christian: Its Meanings in an Age of Future Shock

CHRISTIAN: ITS MEANINGS IN AN AGE OF
FUTURE SHOCK

(Hawthorn, 1975)

“His most mature and searching book.”
Publishers Weekly

“He has become something of an international figure but has never stopped being a controversial one…His best book.  In it he comes to direct and relevant grips with the issues which involve all of us.”—Denver Post

 

 

Take Off The Masks

TAKE OFF THE MASKS

(Doubleday, 1978; revised edition HarperCollins, 1993,  rev. ed. revised edition White Crane Books, , 2007.

“Malcolm Boyd is one of the best kind of writers: intelligent, original and accessible. In page after page he speaks with grace and clarity on any number of topics for the conscientious, spiritual queer who isn't afraid to let people know that we can be intellectual too. Father Boyd makes a well thought-out, luminous, compelling argument for so many of us who agonized for years, because we were told we had to choose between loving God and embracing our actual nature. And what more noble calling could any of us strive for, than to help end human suffering? Take Off the Masks is a guidebook for anyone in the queer community, who clings to spirituality, humanity, and responsibility in the chaos of living.” — Edge Publications

“Boyd has gifted the world with a testament to truth and courage.  To read it is to encounter nothing but a man alive, the stark beauty of one man’s transparent humanness.  It is a moving invitation to freedom.”
The Christian Century

“Boyd’s honest, courageous account of his freedom march toward integrity and psychological health…Boyd’s song of himself does have a Whitmanesque exuberance about it.”—Washington Post

“A man reborn who learns to love himself, other people, and God, step by bloody step.  He reveals the flesh and soul of a media-myth we thought we knew.”
Library Journal

“Consistently engrossing, boyish, committed, likeable, intelligent, instructive, and, although I am shy of the word, uplifting.”—Ned Rorem

“Indispensable for all of us struggling to fuse the spirit and the flesh, the self and the soul.  Malcolm Boyd shares the hard-won illuminations of his past and his coming out with great tenderness and charm.  We are lucky indeed that one of the fathers of the tribe has been so willing to share his wisdom.”—Paul Monette, National  Book Award winner

Samuel Joseph for President

JUST PUBLISHED:

SAMUEL JOSEPH FOR PRESIDENT:
MEDIA, POLITICS, RELIGION, RACE

(Ken Arnold Books, 2008)

“Provocative, witty, and highly entertaining”
—The New York Times Book Review

 

 

 

 

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A Prophet in His Own Land

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A PROPHET IN HIS OWN LAND
A MALCOLM BOYD READER

(White Crane Books, 2008)

 

 

 

 

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