God Says No
Gary Gray marries his first girlfriend, a fellow student from Central Florida Christian College who loves Disney World as much as he does. They are 19 years old, God-fearing, and eager to start a family, but a week before their wedding Gary goes into a rest-stop bathroom and lets something happen. God Says No is his testimony ? the story of a young black Christian struggling with desire and belief, with his love for his wife and his appetite for other men, told in a singular, emotional voice. Driven by desperation and religious visions, the path that Gary Gray takes ? from revival meetings to "out" life in Atlanta to a pray-away-the-gay ministry in Memphis, Tennessee ? gives a riveting picture of how a life like his can be lived, and how it can't.
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God Says No is an amazing first novel. It is the story of Gary Gray, who is gay, but doesn't want to be. What he really wants is to be "normal" - he wants a wife and family, not to desire other men ... Read full review
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