Lead Me Not
Isaac Morris has devoted his life to preaching against the sin of homosexuality. But when his sister proposes a documentary to demonstrate once and for all that it’s a choice—with Isaac choosing to be gay as proof—he balks. Until he learns his nephew is headed down that perverted path. Isaac will do anything to convince the teenager he can choose to be straight . . . including his sister’s film.
When Isaac’s first foray into the gay lifestyle ends with a homophobic beating, he’s saved and cared for by Colton Roberts, a gentle, compassionate bartender with a cross around his neck. Colton challenges every one of Isaac’s deeply held beliefs about gay men. He was kicked out by homophobic parents, saved from the streets by a kind pastor, and is now a devout Christian. Colton’s sexuality has cost him dearly, but it also brought him to God.
As the two grow closer, everything Isaac knows about homosexuality, his faith, and himself is called into question. And if he’s been wrong all along, what does that mean for his ministry, his soul, his struggling nephew—and the man he never meant to love?
- Runner-Up: Best Gay Contemporary General Fiction in the 2015 Rainbow Awards
- Finalist: 2015 Foreword Reviews IndieFab Awards
Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes:
Mentions of past drug use, dubious consent, nonconsent, violence, self-harm, and sexual assault. While these issues are discussed in the book, none of them occur on the page.
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Themes: abuse, addiction, angst, anxiety, child abuse / neglect, coming out, depression, family, gender expression, homelessness, homophobia / transphobia, hurt / comfort, illness / injury, mental illness, politics / power struggle, power imbalance, prostitution, protection, PTSD, religion, self-confidence, self-discovery / self-reflection, the power of stories, trust issues
Word Count: 111,000
Page Count: 416
Cover By: L.C. Chase
Release Date: 08/22/2015
Release Date: 08/24/2015