Reading Resources

Refocusing My Family Now Available!

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. We have listed just a few of them here to get you started on this journey.

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

Refocusing My Family, by Amber Cantorna

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

True Colors, by Susan Cottrell

A Bigger Table, by John Pavlovitz

Does Jesus Really Love Me?by Jeff Chu

Facing the Music, by Jennifer Knapp