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To those who believe in a loving God and those who struggle to love themselves.

To those who believe in a loving God and those who struggle to love themselves. who contributed to the creation of this book with their encouragement and feedback, including Tommie Adams, David Bissette, Theerasak Boon.

Alex Sanchez evokes the crucifying experience of adolescents wrestling with their sexual identity and their identity as Christians.

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Alex Sanchez evokes the crucifying experience of adolescents wrestling with their sexual identity and their identity as Christians. This book is a gift not just to teenagers, but to those who love and work with them. - The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate, the Episcopal Church.

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An important, heartfelt book that deserves a wide readership. School Library Journal, The God Box may well be a book that not only changes lives but saves them. James Howe, author of Totally Joe, "Sanchez's latest an intense, necessary addition to the burgeoning LGBTQ teen canon.

Alex Sánchez (born 1957) is a Mexican American author of award-winning novels for teens and adults. His first novel, Rainbow Boys (2001), was selected by the American Library Association (ALA), as a Best Book for Young Adults

Alex Sánchez (born 1957) is a Mexican American author of award-winning novels for teens and adults. His first novel, Rainbow Boys (2001), was selected by the American Library Association (ALA), as a Best Book for Young Adults. Subsequent books have won additional awards, including the Lambda Literary Award. Although Sanchez's novels are widely accepted in thousands of school and public libraries in America, they have faced a handful of challenges and efforts to ban them.

Alex Sanchez spent almost fifteen years working with youth. He is the author of the teen novels Boyfriends with Girlfriends, Bait, The God Box, Getting It, Rainbow Boys, Rainbow High, and Rainbow Road, as well as the Lambda Award–winning middle-grade novel So Hard to Say. Lambda Literary Foundation honored Alex with an Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists’ Prize. He lives in Thailand and Hollywood, Florida. Visit him at AlexSanchez. Библиографические данные.

Lambda Literary Award-winning author Alex Sanchez tackles a subject ripped from the headlines in this exciting and thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be both religious and ga. .

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The God Box - Alex Sanchez. In our little corner of the Bible Belt, it wasn’t unusual for someone to cite the famous verse: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. But I’d never heard anybody quote it to include someone gay. I’d been taught that gay or lesbian people had turned away from God. As I glanced up at the girls, a million questions swirled in my mind. If Manuel truly was gay (which I still couldn’t believe he’d actually admit), then why was he quoting Scripture?

Paul, a religious teen living in a small conservative town, finds his world turned upside down when he meets Manuel—a young man who says he’s both Christian and gay, two things that Paul didn’t think could coexist in one person. Doesn’t the Bible forbid homosexuality? As Paul struggles with Manuel’s interpretation of the Bible, thoughts that Paul has long tried to bury begin to surface, and he finds himself re-examining his whole life. This is an unforgettable book on an extremely timely topic that strives to open minds on both ends of the spectrum.

Comments: (7)

Jairani
I've read a lot of books about teenagers dealing with their sexuality, so it takes a lot to impress me. Congratulations, Alex Sanchez, this book blew me away. It also had me crying every chapter or so-that's how real and relatable it is. I read this book in two days-would have been one, if I hadn't started so late the first day. It is one of those books where you HAVE to know what's going to happen next. Great plot line, great characters-I can't say enough about the characters.
I also can't say enough about how wonderful the love was in the book. Not just romantic love, but friendship love, family love, love of enemies, love of thyself, and-love of God. The dedication said it all: "To those who believe in a loving God and those who struggle to love themselves."
iSlate
This book was fantastic. I am a teen, and my life pretty much reflected Pablo's up until Diego entered the picture. I love this book so much.

I highlighted the crap out of the Bible verses, where Sanchez explains the context of the verses condemning homosexuality.

Much of what I'm going through was in this book, and I take comfort in the fact that this journey so many of us are on by ourselves can have a happy ending if we just trust in God.

What I love most about this book is that it points out that LGBTQ people don't fit society's mold all of the time. This kid was conservative and religious, and he became so happy when he found who he was with Manuel's help. We don't all pierce things, get rainbow tattoos and talk like girls for fun. We are real people. If society wouldn't make homosexuality such a big deal, everyone would be happy with who they are like Pablo became.

This was a wonderful read. Religious leaders ought to keep this book in their offices to distribute to young people who question their sexuality.
Monam
I first stumbled across Alex Sanchez when reading "So Hard to Stay" one of his books I found at my library. I was so impressed with that book, I went on amazon to find more books by him. This book "The God Box" is by far one of the best reads I have ever picked up. I 'm not much of a big reader but when it came to this story I felt like I couldn't put the book down. The character Pablo/Paul was so realistic in many ways. His thoughts and actions felt so intense while reading that it put you into his mind like you where him. Manuel was a great and important character in this book. Manuel really help bridge the gap on "Gods" love and homosexuality. This book is definitely a great read for teens and young adults gay or straight.The story-line was amazing and the writing style was excellent. A Big fan of Alex Sanchez.
DarK-LiGht
Like all of Mr. Sanchez' books, this is a simple teen romance that happens to be between boys. The characters are believable and act the way a reader expects of adolescents. They are believable, flawed, lovable and consistent. For those of us whose family and friends are wonderful gay folk, thank you Mr. Sanchez for clarifying many of the bible's often misquoted and misinterpreted statements on homosexuality. I cringe when I hear this disinformation spread in sermons and now use the book as a reference.
Usanner
"The God Box" is a great, quick read. Targeted for a younger crowd, it follows a protagonist who begins questioning his sexuality after meeting a shockingly out classmate. Set in a small-ish town in Texas, the homophobia in the air of both the church and school is tangible and relatable. The book touches on tough subjects and backs up historical and religious claims with hard evidence from the Bible, making it easy for Christians to read and think about.

My biggest complaint is that the "The God Box" is far too short. I finished the book in under 7 hours, and I'm a horribly slow reader. While the target audience is young, it doesn't give proper time to each subject it covers. While this is supposed to be a tale of a young man's journey, its pacing is all over the place and distracting. Deep emotions often feel watered down and simplified.

I still highly recommend this novel to anyone questioning their stance on homosexuality and Christianity. Really puts things into perspective. As a gay Christian myself, I would require this for any parent or teen that needs help figuring things out.
The God Box download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Alex Sanchez
ISBN: 1416909001
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 5, 2009)
Pages: 272 pages