Boy Erased

Boy Erased

A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family

Book - 2017
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"The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to “cure” him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalized Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness."--
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2017
Edition: First Riverhead trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780735213463
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 21 cm

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