Author MD Gage’s new book “The Rootless Years of Benjamin Bird” is a profound tale of one young man's journey to discover himself and live his life as God intends him to

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Recent release “The Rootless Years of Benjamin Bird” from Page Publishing author MD Gage centers around Benjamin, a young man whose devout Christian upbringing leaves him struggling against his inner desire to be intimate with another man. As Benjamin sets off on his own, he'll be forced to either continue to suffer or accept his buried sexuality in order to live as God made him.

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MD Gage, an emeritus professor of history at Tarrant County College who received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Oklahoma, has completed his new book “The Rootless Years of Benjamin Bird”: a thought-provoking and poignant tale that follows a young man’s journey to discover who he truly is while surrounded by those who insist he conform to their worldview.

“In Southwestern Oklahoma in 1953, nineteen-year-old Benjamin Bird had not yet learned how amazingly diverse human sexuality could be,” writes Gage. “Growing up in a devout rural Christian family who believed that homosexuality was an abomination justifying death, he dared not reveal his yearning for sexual intimacy with certain attractive males in his small circle of acquaintances, for fear of being attacked or shunned.

“Because Benjamin was also sexually attracted toward certain desirable females and because he shared his beloved family’s belief in Christian principles, he hoped and prayed that he could overcome his homosexual propensity.

“Ben’s confusion over his sexuality occurred more than a generation before the gay rebellion at New York’s Stonewall Inn took place, and more than two generations before homosexuals could legally marry. Ben felt he had no alternative but to conform to a heterosexual life style, so he sought a formal education to prepare him for a fulfilling career that would afford him an opportunity to prosper, marry a desirable young woman, and raise his own family.

“This story traces Benjamin’s journey into adulthood, a journey of challenges, achievements, failures, self-doubt, discovery, confrontation and intrusive family influence—a search for truth, faith, and courage to be who God created him to be.”

Published by Page Publishing, MD Gage’s enthralling novel is a powerful coming of age tale that follows Benjamin as he is forced to confront the desires that he has kept hidden from himself and his family for so long. An eye-opening look at the impact of denying one’s own nature, Gage will take readers on an unforgettable journey to discover what it means to live freely and honestly.

Readers who wish to experience this mesmerizing work can purchase “The Rootless Years of Benjamin Bird” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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