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Posted January 13, 2010
I can't begin to tell you what this book has done for me, or others. I honestly can not fathom how but voluminous lives this has touched, it is very epic.
I'm a Christian and this was so heartening, educating and inspirational. I needed cultural guidance, wisdom, and knowledge about homosexuality and being LDS. This book has moved mountains for me personally and for my boyfriend. If you are struggling with your religion/sexuality; if you are a gay parent (religous/non-religous); if you are a gay brother/sister/cousin/step-relative/grandparent/guardian/aunt-uncle; if you are a gay friend; if you are straight; if you don't know anyone who is gay; if you're blue, red, green, black, orange, tan, white; if you have strong dislike or discomfort with homosexuality; if you're afraid of homosexuality; please, please read this book. It is sad, happy, challenging, un-biased, and historical.
It is very un-biased. As a gay man myself, I thank God for Carol Lynn Pearson. She may never know what this book did for so many people, yet she follows her calling, her purpose to do so. Thank You Ms. Pearson. Thank You....
Posted May 9, 2007
I lent my book to someone who read it and said it was a sad book. I found it inspirational. I battled trying to reconcile my religious beliefs with my sexuality and eventually, for my own mental health, called a moratorium on the whole thing. The end result was that I walked away from my religion. I saw myself in many of the stories.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 4, 2006
This book is an amazing collection of stories - both disheartening and encouraging - from families who have a gay family member. The stories are from every part of the world, and from a number of religious perspectives. The book ilustrates just how many gay people we've lost to suicide though ignorance, prejudice, and by turning our backs on the ones we're supposed to love. I'd recommend this book to anyone who has ever had a gay friend or relative. It's an eye-opening, heart-warming wakeup call for all of us to truly practice loving one another.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.