Aug 15, 10
Read from August 11 to 15, 2010
This book, despite the slightly outlandish situations Gary Gray gets himself into, is a surprisingly honest and unflinching look the conflict between sexuality and religion. The character is at times frustrating, yet the author has pinned down the personality of someone who has too long followed external authority even (especially) when it goes against his own lived experience. Rather than giving simple answers or taking sides, this story is a strong argument for empathy in a polarizing issue. It hints at some penetrating questions about the motivations of ex-gay ministries and refuses to raise up Christs and Satans in the process. My family went through a similar experience, and it was emotionally difficult at times to get through. But well worth it.