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.