Wednesday, June 19, 2013

By Sally Gary

OVERVIEW: For many Christians who experience same-sex attraction, wrestling with these feelings in light of faith is a lonely and painful journey. Sally Gary's touching memoir is one woman's recollection of her own journey. Rather than providing cookie-cutter answers as to why someone experiences same-sex attraction and how to "make it go away," Loves God, Likes Girls gives one woman's perspective on the experiences over a lifetime that impacted the development of her sexuality, Her story emphasizes that those who experience same-sex attraction are longing for safe places to explore questions, to find community, and to grow deeper in relationship with God.

AUTHOR: Sally Gary is the founder and director of CenterPeace, a nonprofit ministry providing safe places for conversation about same-sex attraction in families and churches. She holds a law degree from Texas Tech University. A former high school debate coach, trial lawyer, and college professor of communication, Sally speaks to churches and university groups around the country, presenting a Christ-centered perspective on homosexuality. She lives in Abilene, Texas.

MY REVIEW: The kind people at Leafwood Publishers are making it possible for me to give away two free copies of this splendid book. I wish I could give a copy to everyone interested in this important topic who wants to have a better understanding of all those who experience same-sex attraction.

I wanted to read and review this book to educate myself on this subject and better understand how to communicate with others about it. I learned more than I ever thought I would or could. I found this book interesting, very informative and a delight to read even in face of such a difficult and controversial subject. Sally Gary tells her story in such an interesting way that I found it hard to put the book down.

Many Christians will profit from reading this book but those from Churches of Christ will find it especially interesting. They will identify with so much of her life in the state of Texas, in the home and in the church. All readers, regardless of their world view will find this memoir a joy to read but they will also be touched deeply by his woman's struggles with a subject that very few want to talk about.

(I received this book for free from Leafwood Publishes for an honest review.)

The generous folks at Leafwood Publishers are allowing me to host this book giveaway for 2 (2) copies!
  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • I must have a way of contacting you, so be sure to leave your email address in your comment
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM June 26. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from them within three days, I will select another winner(s). If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code. Example of email in code: you [at] your email [dot] com.


Sheila Schukert said...
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Anonymous said...

I would like to receive the book "Loves God Likes Girls"

SmilingSally said...

Hi Clif,

I'd be interested in this book.

My email is:

smilingsal55 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Down on the Farm said...

Someone very dear to me has a daughter who has been in a same sex relationship. I think perhaps he might like to read that book. As for me, I love that woman because I love her dad.