This month, the LDS Living Book Club has been reading Tom Christofferson’s, That We May Be One, in which he shares his perspective on faith and family as a gay Latter-day Saint. Over our Instagram discussions, many readers have come together to share insights obtained by reading That We May Be One. We have been overwhelmed with positive support for Tom, enjoyment of the book, and testimonies of how Tom’s story has inspired many to be more empathetic toward one another.
Please join us on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. MDT as we welcome Tom Christofferson to the Deseret Book flagship store in downtown Salt Lake City for a live Q&A discussion. More details about the event and tickets can be reserved here.
This Q&A will also be broadcast live over LDS Living's Facebook and Instagram channels. If you would like to submit questions for Tom, you can do so by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to have Tom Christofferson with us and hope that during this discussion we can all be uplifted by his words and gain a greater understanding of faith, family, and LGBTQ Latter-day Saints.
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In That We May Be One, Tom Christofferson shares perspectives gained from his life's journey as a gay man who left The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and then returned to it. After having asked to be excommunicated from the faith he was raised in, Tom spent two decades in a loving relationship with a committed partner. But gradually, the love of family, friends, and strangers and the Spirit of the Lord worked on him until he found himself one night sitting in his car in front of the bishop's house...
This book is about the lessons Tom, his family, and his fellow Saints learned while trying to love as God loves. It is about the scope and strength of this circle of love and about how learning the truth of our relationship with God draws us to Him. For anyone who has wondered how to keep moving forward in the face of difficult decisions and feelings of ambiguity; for anyone who needs to better understand the redeeming power of our Savior, Jesus Christ; for anyone who seeks to love more fully; this book offers reassurance and testimony of God's love for all of His children.