Reading Resources

Note: This page is provided as a resource only and is not intended as an endorsement of any individual or book. There is a continually growing number of resources available for seeking help and support, as well as researching issues relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people of faith. I have listed just a few of them here to get you started on this journey.

LGBTQ Christian Memoirs:

Refocusing My Family, by Amber Cantorna

 

Undivided, by Vicky Beeching

 

Transforming, by Austen Hartke

 

She’s My Dad, by Jonathan Williams

 

Unseen, by Meredith Jade

 

Given Up for You, by Erin O. White

 

Facing the Music, by Jennifer Knapp

 

Recommended Reading on Sex, Purity Culture, and LGBTQ Marriage

Modern Kinship, by David and Constantino Khalaf

 

Shameless, by Nadia Bolz-Weber

 

Pure, by Linda Kay Klein

 

Sex, God, and the Conservative Church, by Tina Schermer Sellers


Recommended Reading on Reconciling Faith and Sexuality 
(in order from least to most academic):

Unclobber, by Colby Martin

 

Torn, by Justin Lee

 

Changing Our Mind, by David P. Gushee

 

God and the Gay Christian, by Matthew Vines

 

Walking the Bridgeless Canyon, by Kathy Baldock

 

Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships, by James Brownson

 

Recommended Reading for Parents of LGBTQ Children:

Mom, I’m Gay, by Susan Cottrell

 

Risking Grace, by Dave Jackson

 

Other Recommended Reading:

Braving the Wilderness, by Brene Brown

 

Accidental Saints, by Nadia Boltz Weber

 

What Is the Bible?, by Rob Bell

 

The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown

 

Sacred Wounds, by Teresa B. Pasquale

 

A Bigger Table, by John Pavlovitz

 

Does Jesus Really Love Me?by Jeff Chu