Why I Don't Call Myself Gay: How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace

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Daniel Mattson once believed he was gay. Raised in a Christian family, and aware of attractions to other boys at age six, Mattson's life was marked by constant turmoil between his faith in God and his sexual attractions. Finding the conflict between his sexual desires and the teachings of his church too great, he assumed he was gay, turned his back on God, and began a relationship with another man. Yet freedom and happiness remained elusive until he discovered Christ and his true identity.

In this frank memoir, Mattson chronicles his journey to and from a gay identity, finding peace in his true identity, as a man, made in the image and likeness of God.

Part autobiography, part philosophy of life, and part a practical guide in living chastely, the book draws lessons from Mattson's search for inner freedom and integrity, sharing wisdom from his failures and successes.

His lifelong search for happiness and peace comes full circle in his realization that, above all else, what is true about him is that he is a beloved son of God, loved into existence by God, created for happiness in this life and the next. Mattson's book is for anyone who has ever wondered who he is, why he is here, and, in the face of suffering, where to find joy, happiness, and the peace that surpasses all understanding.

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Daniel Mattson
Softcover, 338 pages
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2 Reviews

  • 5
    Worth it!

    Posted by Thu Pham on Dec 31st 2022

    I would recommend for those who are desperate about finding faith while dealing sexuality frustration in this society.

  • 5
    Very honest response from the author

    Posted by Thu Pham on Dec 28th 2022

    I am trying to finish the book since I am slow in reading but the word is easy to read, they are not confusing, and it gives out a lot of proof and facts for every quotes. I have to give a respect to the author that he is honest with his past. He doesn't hesitate bringing it into the book to help the reader understands his idea more. This a good recommendation for those whose is struggling to sexuality reality and for those whose have a hard time understanding the people that has same-sex attraction.

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