An inspiring depiction of human endurance and the heart-healing balms of generosity and kindness. -- Jeff Mann, author of Purgatory
Nominated for the Over The Rainbow Book List by the American Library Association in July 2012Cowboys, Armageddon and The Truth
tells a real hero's journey. Terry proves to be a wonderful model of the sensitive gay man rising up through and out of religious orthodoxy and coming into his own. This book is about the gay hero's journey.
--Toby Johnson, author of Gay Spirituality
''Scott Terry's gritty, colorful account of his church-choked years is insightful and cringe-inducing--a window into the lives of people with a terrible need to confine themselves in rigid little boxes. I shuddered at his predicament, marveled at his resilience, and was heartened by his breakthrough.'' --Will Fellows, author of Farm Boys
''Scott Terry's stirring memoir illustrates the maiming pain that families can inflict on their members, especially the young and powerless, and the many ways that orthodox religion can isolate and warp its believers.'' --Jeff Mann, author of Purgatory
''A lively, affectionate autobiography with messages of inspiration and acceptance.'' --Kirkus Reviews
From the Author
Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth was named one of the Top 20 Must Read Books of 2013 by Advocate Magazine. It is the winner of the 2013 Rainbow Book Award in the LGBT Non-fiction category, and was named Best Debut Gay Novel of year by Elisa Awards. It was named one of the best LGBT releases of 2012 by Out In Print and Band of Thebes book lists. It is a Bronze Medal winner in the Living Now Book Awards, a finalist in the Next Generation Book Awards, and a finalist in the International Book Awards.