SPOTLIGHT ON CLIENT BOOKS – Love Makes Room: And Other Things I Learned When My Daughter Came Out by Staci Frenes


When Christian singer and speaker Staci Frenes learned her teenage daughter was gay, she found her dreams for the future—along with her lifelong faith—collapsing around her. Coming to terms with a new reality was an invitation to make room for new things: uncertainty, hope in the midst of loss, awkward and tough conversations, an expanding faith, and a greater understanding of how people are more the same than different.

Staci helps readers see that a reimagined future may look different than our old hoped-for pictures of ourselves and our families, but it can also be wider, deeper, and more fulfilling than we ever dreamed.

This book is close to my heart because it’s so important! Staci is an engaging storyteller and you will not be able to put it down. Love and acceptance are always the answer, and sometimes we need to let go of cherished but unexamined beliefs.

Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent at Gardner Literary. Coffee & wine enthusiast (not at the same time) and dark chocolate connoisseur. I've worked in publishing since 1995 and I love talking about books!