The authors and editors of Understanding Same-Sex Attraction, include scholars, therapists, religious leaders, and people who have dealt with same-sex attraction in their personal lives; all witness that hope, healing, and help are available. True science and true religion — never at odds with each other — come together again on this important subject.
In reviewing this groundbreaking book, the Commissioner of LDS Family Services said:
"Understanding Same-Sex Attraction is a treasure chest of five hundred pages filled with 'gems of wisdom, pure and bright.'* The editors blend together information, inspiration, and instruction by engaging what they call the three pillars of religion, science, and human experience. Whether used as an introduction to the subject for anyone, a reference book for religious leaders, a study guide for someone in counseling, or for the friends and family members of those who struggle, this book has something enlightening and helpful to offer everyone . . . [This book] will become a necessary addition to the libraries of individuals, families, Church leaders, mental health providers, and institutions of learning. Anyone seeking 'gems of wisdom' will find them 'pure and bright' within the pages of this book." (*“Oh Holy Words of Truth and Love,” Text by Townsend, Music by Parry, LDS Hymns, 1985 p.271)
— Larry D. Crenshaw, L.C.S.W., D.C.S.W., Commissioner, LDS Family Services (excerpt from book review)