Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate
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As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. Nicknamed "God Boy" by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events--his coming out to his parents, his experiences with the "ex-gay" movement, and his in-depth study of the Bible--that led him, eventually, to self-acceptance.
But more than just a memoir, TORN provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members--or who struggle with their own sexuality. Convinced that "in a culture that sees gays and Christians as enemies, gay Christians are in a unique position to bring peace," Lee demonstrates that people of faith on both sides of the debate can respect, learn from, and love one another.
From Publishers Weekly
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Wow! I don't know that I have ever read a more powerful book. This is an absolute must-read for everyone who has struggled with their feelings towards Christianity in today's world.
A Powerful Story
What makes this book work is the author's story. His message is persuasive and convincing because of what's happened in his life and who he is because of it. One of my favorite Christian bloggers called this book a "game changer" for the Evangelical community. I would agree.
Changed my life...
This book helped me understand a lot about myself and the church. Thank you Justin for sharing your story that made me feel like I was in your shoes growing up. What an inspiration to us all... Every Christian on either side who has questions about this issue would better understand it by reading this book!