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.
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.
5.25” x 8”