Recommended Resources - Testimonies

 A Former Lesbians Lifelong Search for Love.JPGAll Things New: A Former Lesbians Lifelong Search for Love, Debora Barr. True Potential Publishing, 2013. Debora’s life is fully exposed as she shares her private journal full of prayers to God, and her communication with close friends. The lessons of this book apply to every Christian who desires a closer walk with God. Available through




Am I Gay smallAm I Gay?: Coming Out of Cultural Christianity & LGBTQ+ Identity Into Authentic Faith in Jesus, Garry Ingraham, Love & Truth Network, 2023.Discover the journey Garry Ingraham took in leaving behind fake cultural Christianity and the emptiness of LGBTQ+ identity for a life of “belonging, purpose, and meaning through the greatest and most enduring love of God.”  Available through Amazon    




CHANGED, 2018, 2019--a compilation of inspirational stories of men and women who have come out of homosexuality. Available here



dangerous shick.PNGDangerous Affirmations, Jerry Lake with Denise Shick, 2021. "Dangerous Affirmations" is a personal story of a young boy who shares his struggle of living in his male gender. As a child, his grandmother dressed him in a dress, while his father affirmed him looking pretty. "Dangerous Affirmations" addresses this from a Christian standpoint." Available through



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Destiny Bridge, Frank Worthen, Word Alive Press, 2010. Can gays change? Should they be allowed to change? Are ex-gays the only people group denied free choice? Find the truth for yourself. Read this book, but be forewarned it contains some graphic episodes and is definitely NOT for children. Available through


prodigal.JPGProdigal: A Journey to Freedom from Abuse and Addiction, Wynn Thompson, Wheatmark Publisher, 2021. 

Wynn Thompson, a happy, outgoing six-year-old, has his life shattered by four teenage boys when they lure him into a cellar and take turns raping him. Confused and frightened, Wynn stuffs the pain deep within and tells no one. His pain and confusion intensify when he is molested by a woman who claims to be his mother's friend. Filled with shame and guilt, his thoughts are consumed with sex. At twelve, he is seduced by a man in a public restroom, and he becomes obsessed with same-sex attraction.

Once the stalked, Wynn becomes the stalker and spends years looking for fulfillment in sex, drugs, alcohol, and a rock 'n' roll lifestyle. His life spirals into addiction, landing him in jail and on a path to certain death -- until he finds a way out!

Prodigal: A Journey to Freedom from Abuse and Addiction tells the amazing story of a modern-day prodigal son. Read how God uses moments from Wynn's life to lead him to freedom in Christ and a ministry helping others overcome the same temptations that once enslaved him. Available through amazon.

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My Daddy’s Secret, Denise Shick, 2008. My Daddy's Secret is the true story of the effects of a father's secret sexual addictions on his family-particularly on his oldest daughter, whom he made his confidante when she was just nine years old. Available through 



rosarias book.JPGSecret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor's Journey into Christian Faith, Rosaria Butterfield, Crown & Covenant Publications, 2014. Available through

Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum.

Then, in her late 30's, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down--the idea that Christianity, a religion she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was. That idea seemed to fly in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a train wreck at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could.