Author Richard A. McFarland’s New Book “God’s Children on a Less-Traveled Path” is an Exploration of Scripture and Lutheran Teaching Concerning the LGBT Community

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Recent release “God’s Children on a Less-Traveled Path: Searching for Peace between the LGBT and LCMS” from Page Publishing author Richard A. McFarland endeavors to bridge the divide between the accepted teachings barring homosexuality in the Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church and members of the LGBT community with a desire for Christian fellowship.

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Richard A. McFarland, a retired professor of psychology who taught for over thirty years at California State University-Fullerton, where he published research in the areas of biofeedback, interaction between music and emotional response, has completed his book “God’s Children on a Less-Traveled Path: Searching for Peace between the LGBT and LCMS”: a sincere and compassionate effort to offer comfort and hope to gay and lesbian Christians searching for community in the Lutheran Church.

Richard shares, “Modern Christian denominations are deeply split about whether or not heterosexual relationships between one man and one woman are the only sexual relationships permitted by God. Several denominations, including the one to which the author belongs, consider evidence of any sexual relationships other than heterosexual relationships to be sufficient evidence to bar the participants from church membership. The book you are holding contains the story of the author’s extensive search through Scripture, coupled with his direct experiences with LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people), all of which led him to a different conclusion than that of his church. May this book bring comfort and hope to those LGBT people everywhere who are sincerely searching for Christian fellowship. And may it help them find grace and acceptance as both gay and straight Christians work in peace and harmony while praising God above all, trusting in Christ’s death and resurrection for salvation and showing sacrificial love in all things, including their sexual lives.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Richard A. McFarland’s book is a beacon of comfort and hope for LGBT Christians across all denominations.

Readers who wish to experience this extensively researched and engaging work can purchase“God’s Children on a Less-Traveled Path: Searching for Peace between the LGBT and LCMS” 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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