‘The Door of the Heart’ Opens in Novel Exploring LGBT Issues

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Diana Finfrock Farrar makes her literary debut by tackling inequality, social justice subjects in new book.

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It was at church that Diana Finfrock Farrar felt the need to make a difference, to fight for equality and for better understanding. She brings “The Door of the Heart” (published by AuthorHouse) to educate readers on the issues faced by the LGBT population regarding injustice, the lack of understanding and compassion.

Farrar’s story follows Tammy & Ed Sloan as they struggle with the fallout from the bullying of gay high school student, Jamie O’Dell, at the hands of their son. The wife of a prominent and conservative Texas politician, Tammy begins to reexamine her values after the incident blows up in the media. She then embarks on a mission to not only view LGBT issues through a loving Christian perspective, but to also become an active participant for positive change. Interweaving story lines feature endearing characters each confronting the consequences of homophobia and demonstrating the need for the understanding and the embracing of the LGBT community, especially in the heart of Bible-belt reactionaryism.

“God told me that I had a story to tell and that He expected me to tell it. And the answer to that calling was ‘The Door of the Heart.’” Farrar says. Her book brings gay issues home and depicts the mental and emotional work people must do to change their views and accept each other. The story is rooted in faith from a range of perspectives, showing how Christianity can both harden and open peoples’ hearts.

This fictional novel is based upon true stories and current events, and endnotes throughout the text and a list of LGBT resources shine a light on the book for the educational tool that it can be. Farrar’s openhearted willingness to be gentle to her characters makes the book appealing to a broad audience, especially to people of faith struggling to understand the intersection between LGBT issues and their beliefs. Farrar offers an emotional and open-minded read for everyone. She says that her novel “explores faith, gay issues and standing up for what is right.”

“Diana Finfrock Farrar”
By Diana Finfrock Farrar
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 422 pages | ISBN 9781491871232
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 422 pages | ISBN 9781491871249
E-Book | 422 pages | ISBN 9781491871225
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Diana Finfrock Farrar is a native Texan and financial adviser representative who loves snow skiing and traveling, competes in sprint triathlons and is an ordained deacon and elder in the Presbyterian church where she sings in the choir. Born into a family that taught her how to live a life of faith, love and relationships, the idea of family has always been at her center. She and her wife, Charlotte, were married in Ontario, Canada in 2010. They live in Dallas and share five children and three grandchildren.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. For more information or to publish a book, visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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