The God Box

Author(s): Alex Sanchez

Young Adult

"How could I choose betwen my sexuality and my spirituality, two of themost important parts that made me whole?"

High school senior Paul has dated Angie since middle school, and they're good together. They have a lot of the same interests, like singing in their church choir and being active in Bible club. But when Manuel transfers to their school, Paul has to rethink his life. Manuel is the first openly gay teen anyone in their small town has ever met, and yet he says he's also a committed Christian. Talking to Manuel makes Paul reconsider thoughts he has kept hidden, and listening to Manuel's interpretation of Biblical passages on homosexuality causes Paul to reevaluate everything he believed. Manuel's outspokenness triggers dramatic consequences at school, culminating in a terrifying situation that leads Paul to take a stand.

Lambda Literary Award-winning author Alex Sanchez tackles a subject ripped from the headlines in this exciting and thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be both religious and gay.


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"Alex Sanchez evokes the crucifying experience of adolescents wrestling with their sexual identity and their identity as Christians. This book is a gift not just to teenagers, but to those who love and work with them." -- The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate, the Episcopal Church

General Fields

  • : 9781416909002
  • : Simon Pulse
  • : Simon Pulse
  • : June 2009
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alex Sanchez
  • : Paperback
  • : 2009
  • : 248
  • : Fiction; Personal awareness: family, relationship & social issues