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George Carneal grew up in the ’70s, raised by a Southern Baptist minister in the ultra-conservative Bible Belt where his world revolved around the church, country fried chicken and trying to fit in with other boys. As disco music pulsated through the speakers in his bedroom, he plotted his escape from the misery and boredom of Southern suburbia before landing in Los Angeles; a city of glitz and hedonism. Much like Alice as she traveled through the looking glass, this is George's journey through a queer culture fantasyland filled with drag queens, drugs and dangerous situations before discovering healing, joy and peace in Christ. This true story details his struggles in a religious world at odds with, and often hostile toward, homosexuals.

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About the Author

For years I struggled with my Christian faith and homosexuality. Raised in the South (the Bible Belt) by a father who was a Southern Baptist minister, I wanted to share my painful journey through a secular world at odds with homosexuality and a religious world that is hostile to homosexuals. Perhaps sharing the journey through the eyes, and mind, of a confused child dealing with homosexuality will give some insight into the pain and difficulty of navigating these two worlds. I eventually spent approximately 25 years immersed in the world of homosexuality and will briefly share the pitfalls of that life. This is not an attack on, nor am I a spokesperson for, the LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender) or Christian communities and my story is not a representation of what all LGBT individuals experience. This is merely my journey and what I learned along the way. Thank you for reading.

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This is a short, readable biography.
The enemy of our souls led George Carneal along a brutal path by means of lies.
But Jesus, who is the truth, set him free.
I hope this book gets into the hands of many, to be set free from whatever lies they believe.
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I read the book in 3 days, could of read it in 1 if I had the time, I didn’t want to put it down. The writer did an amazing job and didn’t mince words but came from a place of no judgement, just love and honesty. I highly recommend this book for anyone struggling with SSA or if you have a loved one who struggles, I also think every pastor needs a copy in his library....thank you Mr. Carneal for sharing your story.
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Some parts of the book made me uncomfortable,
It definitely opened my eyes into a different culture. I thought it was extremely brave of him to lay his sins bare for all the world to see!
Even though I personally disagree with the authors free will and choice,
I think this book could help other individuals or their family members in the same situation, regardless of your individual religious beliefs or if you have non religious beliefs.

Product details

  • Paperback: 142 pages
  • Publisher: George Carneal; 1 edition (28 Aug. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692768394
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692768396
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.8 x 22.9 cm

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