“For anyone who has been spiritually hurt by the church, by parents or family members, Susan Cottrell’s True Colors is a personal, intimate, powerful tool for genuine self-healing.” – Meghan Stabler, National Board of Directors, The Human Rights Campaign. SUSAN COTTRELL’S NEW BOOK IS HERE! Please read this excerpt then buy the book. Here’s an excerpt:
When our daughter first came out to us, we had a problem on our hands. Our conservative church tradition does not allow what they would call “gayness.” What do we do with this? Do we talk about our gay daughter? Do we pretend she is not gay? Pretend she doesn’t exist? None of it fit with the abiding life of Christ. We were in trouble. That’s how I learned the depths of the dilemma so many, evangelical, or fundamentalist parents face when someone they love comes out. That’s how I also learned the depths of pain that can be inflicted on people who are LGBTQ. The idea that we need to somehow “fix gay people,” or “disassociate with gay people,” or “love gay people by convincing them they are wrong” has seriously, tragically hurt people who are LGBTQ and their families, making them second-class citizens, and often outcasts. As I saw the pain inflicted on these people, I reached out to help. I spoke strongly of God’s all-embracing love. I challenged the damning words that were hurting so many people.
Read the new book, True Colors: Celebrating the Truth and Beauty of the Real You It is a journal of healing for the marginalized. I invite you to take this journey—of healing, of love. For details on Susan’s book, True Colors: Celebrating the Truth and Beauty of the Real You, visit her website at www.FreedHearts.org http://www.patheos.com/blogs/freedhearts/true-colors-new-book/
True Colors – Celebrating the Truth and Beauty of the Real You Paperback – September 14, 2015Purchase HERE now.
Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book —WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace