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The Door of the Heart

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Tammy and Ed Sloan have been married for over two decades when they suddenly discover themselves on opposite sides of a current social issue - gay rights. Soon, they are horrified to discover that their differences run much deeper. The Door of the Heart is a story of being true to oneself, of marriage and commitment, and of individual responses to change; but in a broader ...more
Hardcover, 422 pages
Published March 26th 2014 by Authorhouse
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Marilyn Stratmann
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book that I highly recommend to straight and LGBT readers alike as it tells stories of people trying to live their lives as they feel God intends them to and how hard that can be to all concerned. The stories in this book were interesting and taught me about issues I had not fully understood before. But, even more importantly they showed me how our action or inaction affects so many and thus, they helped me to be a more empathetic person.
Melanie Rogers
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read!
Lorilei Gonzales
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I had to read this with my mind set 6 months ago, when gay marriage was not yet legal in Texas. But I had to remind myself that the views of some people now are still what they were back then. I grew up in a home where gay jokes (and racist ones, too) weren’t a big deal. I think it might be a culture thing; Filipino films and media are notorious for casting a token gay man and making fun of dark skinned people. I don’t thin
Joan Fox
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I saw this book mentioned in a Facebook post and thought it looked interesting. I loved it. When I was nearing the end, I had to slow myself down because I didn't want to leave the characters. Ms. Farrar has a lovely way of weaving biblical truths and compassion into situations and characters that are realistic and quite possibly occur frequently in our own lives. i will recommend this book to anyone who loves to read, who loves people and desires to shine a light in a way that won't make someon ...more
Missy Nicholson
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I first picked up this book when I realized that the author was someone I went to elementary school with many years ago. It was a fabulous book. There was several different story lines in the book that all intertwined. This is an excellent book for straight and LGBT readers. It blends everyday issues of gay rights in with those of Christianity. It brings to life the struggles that many people face. It deals with the injustice of the way people are treated and how a few small words can really aff ...more
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A universal story set in Texas. It presents the difficulties encountered by GLTB persons of all ages. It also shows various reactions by family, friends, church, workplace, school, social media and more. It is well presented in story form. The characters are believable. Recommended for all who want to understand more about the controversies and problems.
Glenda Collins
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book that everyone filled with hate should read. I did shed some tears.
Tammy and Ed discover their differences after many years of marriage. One shows unconditional love.
The other doesn't. This leads to trouble in their marriage.

I highly recommend this book.

Glenda Collins
Oct 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
This was not a good book. The gay issues do not sit well with me. I wish I hadn't wasted my time with this book and in fact, didn't finish it once I realized what I had gotten myself into. If you are in to gay rights issues and are alright with the current direction they are going then maybe this book is for you but it wasn't for me. ...more
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
Started the wrong book for book club. Didn’t appreciate this one & quit.
Kristine Hall
In The Door of the Heart, Diana Finfrock Farrar presents a story that on the surface seems as if it will be contemporary fiction. There are indeed several story lines and multiple characters and perspectives that connect; however, none of the characters' stories are fully resolved at the end, which will be problematic for readers expecting a novel with a typical plot line and clear resolutions. Essentially, The Door of the Heart really is a very informative vehicle to shine light on the politica ...more
Deana Dick
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am glad that I was able to read such an informative and touching book about a subject that has long been at the heart of many people in this country. Whatever your belief is about the LGBTQ community, this book will give you reason to search your heart and perhaps open your mind to thinking differently.

This story could be in any city USA as many teens struggle to fit in because they are considered different. After a teen is bullied at school because he is gay, the issue comes to the forefront
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