Reading List

Listed is literature for Christians looking for more information on same-sex attraction and chastity. These readings are highly recommended (and some even written) by Courage leaders. This can be an excellent starting point for those seeking a greater understanding of the root causes of homosexuality and how we, as Christians, are called to live chaste lives in Jesus Christ.


Recommended Catholic Books:

Homosexuality and the Catholic Church: Clear Answers to Difficult Questions Fr. John Harvey, OSFS, Ascension Press (2007)

The Truth About Homosexuality: The Cry of the FaithfulFr. John Harvey, OSFS, Ignatius Press (1997)

The Homosexual Person: New Thinking in Pastoral CareFr. John Harvey, OSFS, Ignatius Press (1987)

Same-Sex Attractions: A Parents’ Guideedited by Fr. John Harvey, OSFS & Gerard V. Bradley, St. Augustine’s Press (2003)

Beyond Gay – David Morrison, Our Sunday Visitor (1999)

The Courage to be Chaste – Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, Paulist Press (1985)

How to Resist Temptation – Fr. Francis Remler, CM, Sophia Institute Press

Good News About Sex and MarriageChristopher West, Freedom Publishing (2003)

Recommended Non-Catholic Books:

Light in the Closet: Torah, Homosexuality and the Power to Change – Arthur Goldberg, Red Heifer Press (2009)

Growth Into Manhood – Alan Medinger, WaterBrook Press (2000)

Crisis in Masculinity – Leanne Payne, Baker Books (1985)

The Broken Image – Leanne Payne, Baker Books (1981)