“A very important part of the work of Canyonwalker Connections is the reviewing of books, most of which are - or have been - popular on the topic of the intersection of sexual orientation and Christianity. Based on my fairly extensive and careful reviews, I either recommend books or discourage the reading of them due to their harmful nature to the LGBTQ community."
Book reviews are posted on Amazon, here on my site, and often on Goodreads. I typically invest about three days to read a book and write a review. I write to warn and educate.
When you go to Amazon and rate the review as "HELPFUL," the review holds a prominent postion on the Amazon page. This ensures that the review is widely seen.
I add book reviews over time. I read over 100 books in researching my own book, Walking the Bridgeless Canyon. I stay current with resources.
When you purchase books on Amazon through the link on this site, whether it be a book I recommend, or one that you may be curious to read for yourself, CanyonWalker Connections will receive a small payment as an Amazon affiliate.
KATHY'S BOOK REVIEWS
Organized by Genres
Books by Christian authors that are LGBTQ Affirming
Books by Christian authors that are Damaging to the LGBTQ Community
Anti-Trans Books by Christian Authors
In the sorting grid below, choose "Select Genre" to toggle to see the books/reviews divided by Genre.
Simply click on a book to go to its full review.
If you have a book you would like me to read and review, send it to:
P.O. Box 19017, Reno, NV 89511 or pdf to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Books Not Recommended: Damaging to the LGBTQ Community.
Perhaps you’ve been sent a book by a well-meaning family member, or seen or heard a speaker that seems to have the answers you are looking for. Well, I’ve read many of such books so that you may not need to read or buy them.
Part of my Christian activism includes reviewing books that are damaging to the LGBT community. As non-inclusive books are published, or come to my attention, I add reviews to this list, which for the most part, are hosted on Amazon as well.
Frequently, LGBT Christians and/or their families desperately seek ways to understand sexual orientation and/or gender identity that may appear to be in conflict with their faith. You may be one of those people.
Perhaps you’ve been sent a book by a well-meaning family member, or seen or heard a speaker that seems to have the answers you are looking for. Well, I’ve read many of such books so that you may not need to read or buy them. Typically, my reviews are long and detailed. I challenge and evaluate the contents on any or several levels which apply to the book: historical, social, medical, psychological, political, and biblical.
In researching for my own book, Walking the Bridgeless Canyon, I read and watched hundreds of book, papers, articles and documentaries. It’s allowed me to be able to evaluate other books. Also, since 2001, I’ve been been heavily engaged in the LGBT community in friendships, attending inclusive churches, and conferences.
As we all know, sometimes it takes a village.