Open: A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Sexuality in the Heartland
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About the Author
"Scott's is a story at once both familiar and unique. He is a great story teller because we are invited to reflect how his story is our story, and even a part of the Sacred Story of God's dance with each of us."--Michael Piazza, founding pastor of Cathedral of Hope and author of Gay by God.
"This is a touching memoir--a coming out story in the best sense of the genre. This is an important book that I hope is widely read."-Sharon Groves, Vice-President for Partner Engagement at Auburn Seminary and former Director of the Religion and Faith Program at the Human Rights Campaign.
"Scott Jones has given us an important first-person account of queer Christian life in Middle America. This is a tale of the personal and political courage it takes to face moral entrepreneurs who equate homosexuality with terrorism and peddle other anti-gay snake oil. Jones's story inspires!"- Carol Mason, author of Oklahomo: Lessons in Unqueering America
"Open is hard to put down, Scott Jones is unflinching in his candidness about his coming out journey as a man of faith. As you read his story you get no respite from feeling deeply. I cried, I laughed, I cheered him on for his bravery. It was an eye opening narrative, even for me a queer woman of color like myself."-Ruth Marimo, author of OUTsider: Crossing Borders. Breaking Rules. Gaining Pride.