Sunday, May 19, 2013

This Just In… Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth by Scott Terry

Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion offers an illuminating glimpse into a child’s sequestered world of abuse, homophobia and religious extremism.

Scott Terry’s memoir is a compelling, poignant and occasionally humorous look into the Jehovah’s Witness faith -- a religion that refers to itself as The Truth -- and a brave account of Terry's successful escape from a troubled past.

At the age of ten, Terry had embraced the Witnesses’ prediction that the world will come to an end in 1975 and was preparing for Armageddon. As an adolescent, he prayed for God to strip away his growing attraction to other young men. But by adulthood, Terry found himself no longer believing in the promised apocalypse. Through a series of adventures and misadventures, he left the Witness religion behind and became a cowboy, riding bulls in the rodeo. He overcame the hurdles of parental abuse, religious extremism and homophobia and learned that Truth is a concept of honesty rather than false righteousness, a means to live a life openly, for Terry as a gay man.

An Out in Print Best Book of 2012

“A lively, affectionate autobiography with messages of inspiration and acceptance." -- Kirkus

You can order Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth here. Visit author Scott Terry on the web here. ◊

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