Jul

10

2013

Justin Taylor|7:00 am CT

Is God Anti-Gay?

Sam Allberry’s short new book, Is God Anti-Gay? And Other Questions about Homosexuality, the Bible and Same-sex Attraction (The Good Book Company, 2013), is garnering significant praise:

“Sam Allberry’s book Is God Anti-Gay? is truly marvellous. Paul neglected to mention that 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. Those unconvinced by the simplistic pieties of reparative therapy and who are looking for something more biblical will find much helpful material here. 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

“EXCELLENT. Short, clear, kind, understanding. . . this needs to be widely distributed.”
—Jonathan Leeman, Editorial Director at 9Marks, blogger and author

“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

“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 endeavour to get it into the hands of as many of our congregation as possible.”
—Paul Levy, Reformation 21 blog

You can read the table of contents and introduction here.

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