We used to consider ourselves spiritual. Until we found out the term had nothing to do with consuming alcoholic spirits. Or believing in ghosts.
But we have the utmost respect for people with faith in a higher power, particularly those in the LGBT community who often face incredible opposition from mainstream religious institutions. So we’re thrilled to introduce you to a book that’s one of the most unusual we’ve come across.
Grab a copy of An UnSpoken Compromise: A Spiritual Guide for LGBT People of Faith and you’ll be treated to not just a book filled with self-help tips, but one written from the perspective of an African transgender minister. Now that’s diversity.
Filled with personal stories of inspiration from Rizi Xavier Timane, Ph.D, the book explores the dangers of reparative therapy and so-called praying the gay away. It also promotes the ideal that God loves everyone unconditionally and how the Bible should be a source of guidance and inspiration without being taken literally.
An Unspoken Compromise may be controversial to some inside the LGBT community (and even more outside of it), but Dr. Timane brings up thought-provoking points and consistently finds ways to raise the self esteem and value of anyone reading it.
Something that usually takes us at least two dirty martinis.
An UnSpoken Compromise: A Spiritual Guide for LGBT People of Faith
$17.99 at amazon.com