July 5, 2015

Books on Homosexuality

Everyone seems to be talking about this subject and I thought it may be helpful to share a few great books that could encourage Christians who may be struggling with what to think and feel about it all.


Firstly, is Christopher and Angela Yuan book 'Out of a Far Country' This was such a beautiful book of redemption and grace. A mother's story and her son's story. I've written a more detailed look... HERE




Secondly, is Sam Allberry's  'Is God anti-gay?' This was the first book I'd ever read that was solely devoted to this subject. It covers many questions people may have and is a wonderful little book.




Thirdly is 'The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert' by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, which I have not read yet, but plan to soon. I've listened to her speak online and was very impressed by her intelligence and grace.

I took down this quote from her speech and read it often to remind myself:

"Homosexuality is a sin, but so to is homophobia and what is homophobia? It is the unrestrained fear of gay and lesbian people and the whole sale writing off of their souls."



And fourthly is Kevin Deyoung's book, 'What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?'  which gives a more detailed look at what the Bible says about homosexuality from an orthodox  historical view.



All of these books are written out of love and commitment to God. The first three authors struggle with same-sex attraction and have surrendered their lives to the Lord. Their stories are inspirational as each one has made a decision to serve God, above the flesh.

Hope these will help some of you out there and encourage you to love all and trust God.


16 comments:

  1. Thanks for putting this list together. It's a touchy subject and we really need to seek wisdom, from God and other Christians (like these authors) in our handling of it.

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  2. I think you did a great job on a sensitive subject. Giving resources and extending Christian love is so important. Thanks for linking up with Literacy Musing Mondays.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this list - I know a lot of people have questions on this topic and will truly appreciate these resources!

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  4. So glad to find this via Kelly Balarie's Linkup! I'm so glad you put this list together. It sounds like these books combine Biblical truth with compassion, something the world desperately needs these days.

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  5. It's a bit of a dry read, but this was very eye-opening to me-- http://www.amazon.com/Slaves-Women-Homosexuals-Exploring-Hermeneutics/dp/0830815619

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  6. Thank you for taking the time to read and compile this list of books on such a sensitive subject. your neighbor over at Women with Intention

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  7. What an interesting list of books about the subject of homosexuality. I appreciate you putting this together for your post today~

    I came over on the #WiseWoman link up and I'm glad to find your site.

    I also followed you on Pinterest and Twitter.

    Hope you have a blessed day today~
    Melanie

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  8. Looks like a helpful list, thank you for sharing it and linking up for Three Word Wednesday.

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  9. Out of a Far Country sounds like an intriguing book. I'll look for this.

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  10. A very good list. I'm bookmarking this for future reference. A sensitive topic and it looks like these books handle it with love and care.

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  11. These sound like interesting books, thank you so much for sharing them with us at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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  12. Thank you for sharing this list, and the wonderful reviews on the ones you've read. The first one is especially interesting to me, because it's a story of the heart from both sides. Powerful stuff! Blessings to you and may God continue to abundantly bless your ministry here.

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  13. Great list! Thank you for sharing and for giving us resources to read on homosexuality which is such a prevalent topic now. Blessed you shared this at The Weekend Brew.

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  14. Thank-you all for stopping by! It's a sensitive subject that needs to be talked about in a compassionate way. Hope these books will inspire and encourage whoever reads them. : )

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  15. Thank you for sharing this with us at Grace & Truth!

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  16. This is a very valuable list. I think there are many people who don't know what to think on this issue and aren't sure who to ask because it has become such a hot and emotional topic. Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!
    Tina

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