Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay And Christian In America

by Rev. Mel White, co-founder of Soulforce

Cover of Stranger at the Gate

In this moving, best-selling autobiography, Mel White comes out of the closet to give hope to other gay and lesbian Christians, to confront the misleading anti-gay rhetoric of the radical right, and to launch his own fight for justice and understanding for God’s gay and lesbian children. Mel and Gary have received (and answered) more than 50,000 letters from readers who were both inspired and informed by this book.

In the months that followed the release of Stranger at the Gate, Mel’s story was featured in the L.A.Times, the Washington Post, and in media across the nation. He was interviewed on hundreds of radio and TV broadcasts including Sixty-Minutes, Larry King Live, National Public Radio and the BBC.

"An engrossing journey to united sexuality with faith… Fascinating…harrowing…a remarkable and important story."
Dallas Morning News

San Francisco Chronicle

"Emotionally wrenching…"
San Diego Union Tribune

"The Reluctant, painful, but ultimately joyous merging of the family man, gay man, believer and lover…"
Miami Herald

This book is available for purchase at the Soulforce Store. If this is a gift for someone else, be sure to tell us how you want Mel to sign the book.

Great gift:

  • for GLBT people who are in the process of coming out
  • for family or friends who are struggling to understand
  • for your church, school, or public library