by Justin Lee
I met Justin Lee last summer. I read his book back in 2016. It was a pivotal book for me at that place in my journey of being able to explain what I intuitively knew was the right thing to do. It’s with great pleasure that we add Justin’s book to RHM’s 2018 reading course. It’s our hope that it will be as impacting for you as it has been for many of us here at RHM.
From the publisher:
“As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. Nicknamed ‘God Boy’ by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events–his coming out to his parents, his experiences with the ‘ex-gay’ movement, and his in-depth study of the Bible–that led him, eventually, to self-acceptance.
But more than just a memoir, TORN provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members–or who struggle with their own sexuality. Convinced that ‘in a culture that sees gays and Christians as enemies, gay Christians are in a unique position to bring peace,’ Lee demonstrates that people of faith on both sides of the debate can respect, learn from, and love one another.”