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Publisher Description

Justin Lee, a gay man and devout Christian, bridges the gaps between his faith and sexuality in this insightful and touching memoir.
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.

Religion & Spirituality
November 13
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

MJ Huizenga ,

A must read

Ignorance on the topic of homosexuality and Christianity has plagued far too many young Christians for far too long. It has left scares of severe depression, anxiety, loneliness. It has driven many people from their faith, and still many others to suicide. I know because I’ve been there. I’ve been at the point where because of what the church was telling me, I felt like the only option for my life was to end it. It’s books and testimonies like this that saved my life. The oppression of the LGBT+ community in the church has gone on far too long. By reading this book and educating yourself, you can help put an end to it. If you and more people like you understand this topic more, you will save the lives of people like me.

master yoda and ove wan ,


Love it

savgrr ,


Great read for "side A" or "side B" Christians and anyone in between. I have been looking for something that could verbalize my feelings and Justin nailed it. This book is about Grace above all. Definitely worth the read.

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