If you are interested in learning more about what CenterPeace is all about, below are some great resources including CenterPeace director, Sally Gary's, memoir Loves God Likes Girls.
These resources offer multiple, differing perspectives by LGBTQ+ Christians, and they help provide insight into the intersection of faith and sexuality through personal testimonies.
"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear."
1 John 4:18
Loves God Likes Girls
For many LGBTQ+ Christians, reconciling faith and sexuality is a lonely and painful journey. Sally Gary's touching memoir is one woman's recollection of her own journey.
No other issue has been more divisive in families and in faith communities than this. Rather than providing cookie-cutter answers as to why someone is gay and how to "make it go away," Loves God Likes Girls simply gives one woman's perspective on the experiences over a lifetime that impact the development of sexuality. Her story emphasizes that LGBTQ+ youth and adults need safe places to explore questions, to find community, and to grow deeper in relationship with God.
"Into the contested debates about same-sex attraction enters Sally Gary's haunting, heartwrenching, and beautiful memoir. This is a love story that cannot be easily categorized or co-opted in a debate where battle lines have often been aggressively and unhelpfully drawn. That is the prophetic power of this vulnerable and soul-searching book. May Loves God, Likes Girls help the church open her heart to the stories aching to be told. And may the courage of Sally's story embolden you to tell your own."
Loves God Likes Girls is available at Amazon.
Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality
Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community
Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise
God and the Gay Christian
Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gay-vs.-Christian Debate
Us versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion and the LGBT Community
Unclean: Meditations on Purity, Hospitality, and Mortality
A Bigger Table
Scripture, Ethics & The Possibility of Same-Sex Relationships
Karen R. Keen
Understanding Gender Dysphoria