Voices of Hope: Latter-day Saint Perspectives on Same-Gender Attraction—An Anthology of Gospel Teachings and Personal Essays
by Ty Mansfield (compiler)
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Deseret Book Company (August 12, 2011)
An invaluable resource on the topic of same-gender attraction, this unique volume includes six plenary chapters featuring notable authors and gospel scholars: Brad Wilcox, M. Catherine Thomas, Camille Fronk Olson, Wendy Ulrich, Robert L. Millet, and Michael Goodman. While these authors do not personally experience same-gender attraction, they bring a wealth of gospel insights and a deep compassion and empathy to their address of the topic, cultivated through years of personal ministry to individuals and families who have wrestled personally with the issue.
In addition, each chapter is followed by a handful of personal essays or first-person stories of faith and commitment by Latter-day Saints who have wrestled to understand and reconcile personal feelings of same-gender attraction, or of their loved ones. Ty Mansfield says, “If you personally experience same-gender attraction, I hope the Spirit will impress upon you the depth of God’s love for you, that you will know you belong in His church and kingdom, and that you will know there are many who walk this journey of faith with you.”