Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate
Title: Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate
Author: Justin Lee
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“I think everyone should read it! It is from the unique perspective of a gentleman who grew up in a very religious household and believed that being gay was a choice and the Bible was against it. Until, of course, he realized in his teens that he was not attracted to girls, but boys. He literally IS both sides of the debate.”
—Shannon at KDL’s Comstock Park branch
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.