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Title Queerfully and wonderfully made : a guide for LGBTQ+ Christian teens / edited by Leigh Finke ; with an introduction by Jennifer Knapp.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, MN : Beaming Books, 2020.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL YA Non-Fiction - BDBB-2  YA 248.8308 FIN    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL Second Floor - KKBB-2  TEEN 248.8 QUE    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - MPLG-1  J 248.8 QUE    AVAILABLE
Description 263 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note "Written by a group of queer adults, and featuring testimony from young LGBTQ+ Christians, Queerfully and Wonderfully Made looks to educate young queer people of faith and to help them stay safe, healthy, and secure"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages Teen Beaming Books.
Grades 7-9 Beaming Books.
Summary Are you LGBTQ+? Not sure? Whether you're queer or questioning, understanding sexuality and gender identity can be confusing. And if you're a Christian, questions of identity can be even scarier. Is there something wrong with you? Will your friends accept you? When should you tell your family? What about church? Queerfully and Wonderfully Made: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens has answers to all these questions and more. You'll get insight and support from an amazing group of LGBTQ+ professionals, as well as testimonies from young adult queer Christian who've recently been exactly where you are. You'll walk away with a lot of answers, prepared with tools to help. But most importantly, you'll hear the good news: God loves you exactly as you are. No matter your identity or where in your journey of self-discovery you find yourself, you got this.
Contents How do I even know who I am? -- Aren't there only two genders? -- Is there something wrong with me? -- Can I be queer and Christian? -- Where do I find accurate information? -- Is this a phase? -- Won't people think I'm doing this for attention? -- Aren't queer people discriminated against? That terrifies me -- How do I cope with anxiety and depression? -- Interlude: queer clich├ęs and what they teach us -- I think I'm ready to tell someone. But who should I come out to first? -- Should I come out to my parents/guardians? Do I have to? -- What if my family disapproves? -- They're not accepting, but they love me. Don't my parents know what's best for me? -- Should I come out at school? (Gulp!) -- Should I come out at church? (Double gulp!) -- Do I have to answer everyone's questions? -- My church is not going to like it if I come out. What then? -- You don't have to come out -- Interlude: queer icons of Christianity (a short list) -- Is my church's teaching abusive? And can I leave it? -- What if my congregation is full of anti-LGBTQ+ bigots? -- What if my congregation is too affirming? (this happens!) -- What if my pastor, parents, or anyone else tries to make me straight? -- What if I want to change? -- What if I'm all alone in a world of straight people? -- Help! I'm in love with (or at least crushing hard on) my best friend! -- Help! I'm a horny queer teenager! -- Interlude: the ABCs of LGBTQ+ cultural icons -- Is bullying definitely going to happen to me? What should I do about it? -- What if my friends reject me? -- What about the bathroom? -- What about being queer online? -- How should I be queer ... online? -- Isn't a little online harassment just part of being queer? -- Why don't I fit in with the queer world I see in pop culture? -- Why are bi and pan people treated worse (even by other queer folks)? -- Interlude: an 8-step program for queering your community -- What about partying? (queer folk like to party ... I think?) -- Okay, but I'm serious. Help! I'm, like, really horny! -- I'm never horny. Should I be concerned? -- Can I look at porn? -- How do I know when I'm ready for ... it? (we mean sex) -- How do queer people even have sex? -- Can I go to the local queer sex shop? (and why would I?) -- Does it get better? -- We've reached the end. Give me the representation I need and tell me what a queer future looks like.
Subject Christian teenagers -- Religious life.
Gay teenagers -- Religious life.
Identity (Psychology) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Christian teenagers -- Religious life.
Gay teenagers -- Religious life.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Genre/Form Young adult .
Young adult.
Informational works.
Self-help publications.
Added Author Finke, Leigh, editor.
Knapp, Jennifer, writer of introductoin.
ISBN 9781506465241 (paperback)
1506465242 (paperback)

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