Refocusing My Family: Coming Out, Being Cast Out, and Discovering the True Love of God

Refocusing My Family: Coming Out, Being Cast Out, and Discovering the True Love of God

by Amber Cantorna

Hardcover

$25.02 $26.99 Save 7% Current price is $25.02, Original price is $26.99. You Save 7%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Tuesday, September 25  Order now and choose Expedited Shipping during checkout.
    Same Day shipping in Manhattan. 
    See Details

Overview

Refocusing My Family: Coming Out, Being Cast Out, and Discovering the True Love of God by Amber Cantorna

In 2012, at the age of twenty-seven, Amber Cantorna came out to her family as gay. As the daughter of a Focus on the Family executive, telling this truth came at a high cost.Refocusing My Family is Amber‘s journey from the suffocating expectations of Focus on the Family to the liberating joy of choosing her own family.After struggling under the weight of perfectionism, reputation, and keeping up appearances, Amber boldly stepped into her true identity. In the process, she discovered the true love of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506418797
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 638,145
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Amber Cantorna is an LGBTQ Christian and the homeschooled daughter of a Focus on the Family executive. Since coming out, she has founded Beyond, a nonprofit organization focused on helping LGBTQ people navigate their coming out process. She’s a sought-after speaker and musician, and blogs at AmberCantorna.com. Amber currently lives in Denver with her wife and their two dogs.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Prologue xix

1 My Adventure in Odyssey 1

2 Growing Up a Green Gable Girl 15

3 My Thirteen-Year-Old Vow to Purity 27

4 Breaking the Mold 41

5 Pulling apart Perfection 55

6 Growing in The Furnace 65

7 Unexpected Scandal 81

8 Finding Love, but in the Wrong Place 93

9 The Aftermath 105

10 Wrestling with God 117

11 Let Us Live and Love without Labels 135

12 Riding the Tightrope 151

13 Orphan Amber 163

14 The Price of Love 173

15 The Turning Point 189

16 Love Lost, Love Gained 197

17 Saying "I Do" to a Woman 211

18 Refocusing My Family 219

Recommended Resources 227

Acknowledgments 229

Photo Gallery 233

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews