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


Kathy Baldock’s Review List of Books that are Damaging to the LGBTQ Community