Unashamed: A Coming-Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians

Unashamed: A Coming-Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians

by Amber Cantorna


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On a daily basis, author and LGBTQ advocate Amber Cantorna receives emails asking the same question: How does one reconcile their sexuality with their faith? Depression, despair, and thoughts of suicide often haunt LGBTQ Christians as they feel unable to imagine the possibility of living a happy, fulfilling life as an LGBTQ person of faith.

As the gay daughter of a thirty-plus-year executive of conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family, Amber lost everything when she came out as gay in 2012. However, her journey to embrace her authenticity brought her fulfillment and wisdom to share. Unashamed serves as a guide for Christians considering coming out, tackling tough subject matters such as demolishing internalized homophobia, finding an affirming faith community, reestablishing your worth as a child of God, navigating difficult family conversations (especially in cases where family is involved in church leadership/ministry), and healing from the pain of rejection. Unashamed encourages LGBTQ Christians to embrace their unique identities and to celebrate the diversity placed inside them by God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664265052
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 254,897
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Amber Cantorna is a national speaker, a columnist for Patheos, and the author of Refocusing My Family: Coming Out, Being Cast Out, and Discovering the True Love of God. As a leader dedicated to supporting LGBTQ people throughout their coming out process, Cantorna uses her platform to inspire others and works to dissolve shame, foster self-acceptance, and generate a message of love and inclusion for all.

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thedustypen 6 months ago
I loved this book and cannot thank the author enough for writing it. Though I am now part of an open and affirming congregation, I still experience the after effects of being told I couldn't be both Christian and lesbian. I wish I would have had a book like this 20 years ago, and I am thankful that it exists for today's generation. I found myself highlighting so much of this book. I appreciate the quotes and the Bible verses that offer hope and encouragement, and I appreciate that each section ends with "for the parents/allies." I will be looking into the resources that are included as well.