Single Gay Christian

Author: Gregory Coles
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830890939
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In an age where neither society nor the church knows what to do with gay Christians, Greg Coles shares his story—a story about a boy in love with Jesus who, at the fateful onset of puberty, realized his sexual attractions were persistently and exclusively for other guys. This honest, hopeful account shows life through one man's eyes and assures all people: "You are not a mistake."

A War Of Loves

Author: David Bennett
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310538122
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At 14, David Bennett came out to his parents. At 19, he encountered Jesus Christ. At that moment, his life changed forever. As a young gay man, David Bennett saw Christianity as an enemy to freedom for LGBTQI people, and his early experiences with prejudice and homophobia led him to become a gay activist. But when Jesus came into his life in a highly unexpected way, he was led down a path he never would have predicted or imagined. In A War of Loves, David recounts his dramatic story, from his early years exploring new age religions and French existentialism to his university experiences as an activist. Following supernatural encounters with God, he embarked on a journey not only of seeking to reconcile his faith and sexuality but also of discovering the higher call of Jesus Christ. A War of Loves investigates what the Bible teaches about sexuality and demonstrates the profligate, unqualified grace of God for all people. David describes the joy and intimacy he found in following Jesus Christ and how love has taken on a radically new and far richer meaning for him.

Leading A Church In A Time Of Sexual Questioning

Author: Bruce B. Miller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400210917
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Biblical Guidance for Ministering God’s Love in a Sexually Diverse Culture In a time when sexual norms are changing rapidly, how can a local church be a place of grace—a loving community for all kinds of people—where everyone can flourish and disagreements are overcome in a Christlike spirit while at the same time stay true to biblical standards? In a way that appeals to pastors and lay leaders alike, Bruce offers a biblical theology of sexuality and provides practical wisdom for how a church can approach ministering to, and alongside, people who identify their sexuality in diverse ways: LGBTQ+. Here is a church-tested program full of wise pastoral insights to help church leaders think through day-to-day decisions, such as how to handle baby dedications, small groups, who can serve, membership, baptism, retreats, the Lord’s Supper, weddings, funerals, teaching, hiring, and caring for those caught in sin. If you are a leader who is facing any of these challenging issues and decisions, then this practical, grace-filled book is for you.

Self Definition

Author: Teodros Kiros
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1793605955
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This book argues that anatomy and biology frame our gender, sex, and class, but they do not decide our possibilities. Our life-styles are our own constructions and expressions of self-definition. Teodros Kiros supports his argument by a careful reading of the literature from both the Global South and Global North that spans figures, works, and eras from antiquity to our late modern present.

Authentic Human Sexuality

Author: Judith K. Balswick
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830872329
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Informed by sociology, psychology, and theology, this updated edition of an established textbook investigates how human sexuality originates both biologically and socially. Laying the groundwork for a normative Christian interpretation of sexuality, this work explores what authentic sexuality looks like as well as forms of "inauthentic sexuality" such as sexual harassment, pornography, and rape.

A Christian Lesbian Journey

Author: Darlene Bogle
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
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An autobiographic faith journey of a lesbian couple as they deal with breast cancer and their God given sexual orientation. Darlene was a former leader in the ex-gay movement and her journey into truth will move you deeply.

Healing Faith

Author: Elise C. Dennis
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN:
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Women Celibacy And The Church

Author: Annemarie S. Kidder
Publisher: Herder & Herder
ISBN: 9780824521103
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This book shows that for Christians, both men and women, the single life is an option equally valid and honorable to marriage.