It's the hot topic of the moment. Christians, the church and the Bible seem to be out of step with modern attitudes towards homosexuality. And there is growing hostility towards those who hold a different view. So is God homophobic? And what do we say, and how do we relate to to both Christians and non Christians who experience same-sex attraction.
In this short, simple book, Sam Allberry wants to help confused Christians understand what God has said about these questions in the scriptures, and offers a positive and liberating way forward through the debate.
Empathetic and wise, learned and clear, hopeful and kind--this book by Sam Allberry is on a topic that can be very challenging. It would be helpful for just about anyone to read.
- Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church
This short book is outstanding. Sam Allberry handles people carefully, texts wisely and issues sensitively, and the result is a supremely helpful book on perhaps the most challenging issue western Christians face today. I highly recommend it.
- Andrew Wilson, pastor and blogger at thinktheology.co.uk
Every minister should read this book and we should endeavor to get it into the hands of as many of our congregation as possible.
- Paul Levy, Reformation 21 blog
Truly marvellous. Sam writes from the perspective of a pastor who himself struggles with same sex attraction. This makes the book more compassionate and compelling. Sam's humanity shines through every page; his understanding of weakness undergirds the whole; his compassion for those facing that which he himself faces each day is deeply moving. This book would make an excellent resource for pastors and elders to keep on hand, given that this is an issue which is set to become more, not less, significant and contentious.
--Carl R. Trueman, Reformation21 blog
This an excellent book. It is real and sensitive, bold and biblical. It pulls no punches but is never strident or angular. Sam is clearly writing from the heart, and with a heart for Christ, his people and the world.
--Steve Timmis, Director Acts 29 Europe
The gospel is good news, for homosexuals too. The gospel doesn't define us by our temptations but by the righteousness of Christ. This book sets forth the biblical case. The author captures perfectly the gospel's call to repentance and offer of mercy. Read this book and consider how God is calling you to love, in word and in deed, all of those around you.
--Russell D. Moore
, President Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention Author, Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ
EXCELLENT. Short, clear, kind, understanding... this needs to be widely distributed.
, Editorial Director at 9Marks, blogger and author.