Harold Ivan Smith

“There are books that make you think and books that make you laugh; there are books that are page turners, and books that make you put it down to slowly rethink what you have just read. Randy McCain’s, And God Save Judy Garland is such a book. He does not appeal to church history or tradition or to Greek tenses in the New Testament. He writes—from deep personal experience—with grace. Randy writes about his choice to love a man, one man named Gary, “for better or worse, in sickness and in health”. . . until death parts them and to thoroughly love God. He tells a commanding story about one man’s dance with grace.”

-Harold Ivan Smith, D.Min, FT. (Borrowed Narratives: The use of historical and biographical narratives with the bereaving & Grief Keeping: Learning How Long Grief Lasts)

Jimmy Creech

“I finished reading your manuscript this past week. It is an important story with many short stories within it, each documenting the struggle for affirmation and acceptance many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experience. Your story is one of integrity, faith and hope, even in the most difficult parts of your struggle.”

Jimmy Creech (Adam’s GiftA Memoir of a Pastor’s Calling to Defy the Church’s Persecution of Lesbians and Gays):

Randall Balmer

“I loved your book! It fairly hums with honesty and authenticity. It’s funny and poignant and sad and triumphant. I especially appreciated your account of dealing with your parents and family. And the part about the church letting you go is really important. You handled it well, without recrimination or self-pity. In sum, this is an important book, one that needs to be published.”

-Randall Balmer, Chair, Department of Religion , Mandel Family Professor of Arts & Science, Dartmouth College and Author of Blessed Assurance: A History of Evangelicalism in America & Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America)

Chris Glaser

“I am enjoying your first person narrative–I can hear you telling me your story, and that’s a talent. AND … this is an important plus … your story really is interesting. Not only will it resonate with those with similar experiences and backgrounds, it touches and informs the hearts of others whose experience is different. I love many of your anecdotes.”
-Chris Glaser