20 Best Christian Books on Homosexuality You Need to Read
May 26, 2017

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With the vast array of Christian books on homosexuality available, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with where to start. We’ve compiled our list of the best Christian books to get you started. Please note that we did not write the descriptions ourselves (for our thoughts on books, check out our book reviews) nor are they in any particular order. What books would you add to the list? We’d love to hear from you!

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1) Is God Anti-Gay? (Questions Christians Ask)

 

Is God anti-gay? (Questions Christians Ask)
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Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #1

Is God anti-gay?  It’s one of the hottest topics of all time. To some, Christians, the church and the Bible seem to be out of step with modern attitudes towards homosexuality. Plus, there seems to be a festering hostility towards those who hold a different view.

Author Sam Allberry tackles this tough subject head on in Is God Anti-Gay?.  His goal is not to chastise, but to assist confused Christians understand what God has said about homosexuality in the Bible.  Allberry’s book offers a positive and liberating way forward through the messy debate. Bottom line: this is one of the best Christian books on homosexuality on the market today.

 

2) Washed and Waiting

 

Christian Books on Homosexuality // #2

What sets Washed and Waiting apart from the many books on homosexuality and Christianity on the market today is its voice.  Author Wesley Hill is a celibate gay Christian.   “I hope this book may encourage other homosexual Christians to take the risky step of opening up their lives to others in the body of Christ,”Hill says. “In so doing, they may find, as I have, by grace, that being known is spiritually healthier than remaining behind closed doors, that the light is better than the darkness.” Get Washed and Waiting today .

This groundbreaking book will answer the questions: What does it mean for gay Christians to live faithful to God while struggling with the challenge of their homosexuality? What is God’s will for believers who experience same-sex desires? and more.  In the end, Hill advocates faithfulness in the midst of brokenness.

 

 

3) People to Be Loved

 

People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue
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Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #3

If you’re a Christian who is confused by the homosexuality debate and looking for answers based on the Scripture, you must read In People to Be Loved.  Author Preston Sprinkle artfully asks those on all sides of the debate to keep in mind what the Bible about homosexuality.  Preston shows that simply saying that the Bible condemns homosexuality is not enough or entirely accurate.

Utilizing a style that appeals to scholars and lay-people alike, Preston tackles difficult questions.  These questions include: how should the Church treat people struggling with same-sex attraction? Is homosexuality biological or societal based? Should Christians should conduct business with LGBT persons and supportive companies and if so, how?

 

 

4) Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church

Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #4

Is there any more divisive topic in the church today then that of homosexuality? No.  Thankfully, Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church offers some new commentary on this old debate. Both theologians and biblical scholars who are well accomplished in their fields defend each of the two views in this book edited by Preston Sprinkle.

Writing from the affirming view is William Loade and Megan K. DeFranza.  And, writing from the traditional view is Wesley Hill and Stephen R. Holmes.  This is an interesting and balanced must-read.

 

5) Understanding Homosexuality

 

 

Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #5

Edited by Joe Dallas and Nancy Heche, Understanding Homosexuality provides solid, reliable information about the homosexuality debate.  Seeing themselves as ambassadors, the editors bring an awareness of how to maneuver the sticky topic of homosexuality with tact and grace. Get Understanding Homosexuality today.

 

6) What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?

 

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Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #6

Award winning author Kevin DeYoung challenges skeptics and seekers to ask What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? in this doctrinally-focused Christian book on homosexuality.

First he examines key biblical passages in both the Old and New Testaments and the Bible’s overarching teaching regarding sexuality.  Then, DeYoung responds to popular, modern-day objections raised by Christians and non-Christians.  His balanced approach makes this book a critical resource for tackling one of the most trying issues of our day.

 

7) Same-Sex Attraction and the Church

 

Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #7

In this unique book, Pastor Ed Shaw shares that he experiences same-sex attraction.  However, he remains committed to Scripture and the church’s traditional position of celibacy in singleness and fidelity in heterosexual marriage.

You’ll have to look long and hard to find such an honest and brave Christian book on homosexuality.  Shaw shares his pain in dealing with these issues in raw detail.  Yet, at the same time shows obedience to Jesus is the only way to experience life to the fullest. Get Same-sex Attraction and the Church here.

 

8) Homosexuality: Speaking the Truth in Love

 

 

Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #8

Even more than abortion, homosexuality is the hot button topic of modern times. In Homosexuality: Speaking the Truth in Love author Edward T. Welch gives us timely biblical and biological insight into homosexuality. The author also challenges us to examine our personal attitudes in order to minister to homosexuals kindly, truthfully, humbly, and persuasively.

 

9) Desires in Conflict

 

 

Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #9

Since it first came out in 1991, Joe Dallas’ book Desires in Conflict has been the definitive “must-read” Christian book for those who wonder “Can homosexuals change their ways?” The most recent edition contains updated information and even more  compelling reasons why the answer is “Yes indeed!” Get this book here.

 

10) Outlasting the Gay Revolution

 

 

Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #10

Dr. Michael Brown clearly spells out eight principles to help conservative Americans outlast the gay revolution in his book Outlasting the Gay Revolution  The author beseeches readers never compromise convictions, always take the high moral ground, embrace sexual purity, fight for  natural marriage, celebrate different genders, speak the truth, love God, and, above all, refuse to quit defending heterosexuality.

 

11) Transforming Homosexuality

 

 

Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #11

Even if it’s not acted upon, is same-sex attraction sinful? That’s the million dollar question addressed in Denny Burk and Heath Lambert’s Christian book on homosexuality Transforming Homosexuality.

The authors challenge misconceptions on all sides as they visit the topics of same-sex orientation, temptation, and lust. Ultimately they show how a biblical view gives hope for profound personal change.

12) Love into Light

 

Love Into Light: The Gospel, the Homosexual and the Church
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Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #12

Hands down, homosexuality is the most controversial moral issue of our day. When we read the newspaper, we see headlines with stories of athletes’“coming out,” politicians changing personal views and courts handing down same-sex marriage rulings. There are many Christian books on homosexuality to combat these writings, but many Christians still feel confused and torn between the call to love and the call for truth. Peter Hubbarb’s Love into Light is a great, easy read to begin gaining some clarity on this tough issue.

13) Out of a Far Country

 

 

Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #13

The son of Chinese immigrants with traditional moral values, Christopher Yuan knew at a young age he was different. Christopher liked boys. His mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation, but could not.

After many years of tears and prayers, mother and son surrendered. Their unique and inspiring story in Out of a Far Country is told from the views of both mother and son.  The book gives hope via a personal testimony rarely seen in writings about Christians and homosexuality.

 

14) The Bible and Homosexual Practice

 

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Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #14

In The Bible and Homosexual Practice Robert A.J. Gagnon presents one of the most thorough modern analyses of the biblical texts on homosexuality. In this Christian book on homosexuality, Gagnon shows why attempts to classify the Bible’s rejection of same-sex intercourse as irrelevant in our contemporary world. His book strongly challenges attempts to identify love with acceptance of homosexuality. Get The Bible and Homosexual Practice.

 

15) Compassion without Compromise

 

 

Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #15

Working as pastors, Adam Barr and Ron Citlau have seen first hand how the issue of homosexuality can rip apart families, friends, and even entire congregations. They wrote Compassion without Compromise to combine biblical answers with practical, real-world advice on homosexuality. Also motivating their writing was their need to tell the story of Ron’s personal journey from troubled, same-sex attraction to healing.

Using sensitivity and personal testimony, this book offers up an honest and inviting message to readers: healing can only come from the truth of the gospel. Buy Compassion without Compromise.

 

16) Loving my (LGBT) Neighbor

 

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Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #16

Have you ever felt like you had nothing to add to the LGBT conversation because you lacked knowledge or answers?  Glenn Stanton’s Loving my (LGBT) Neighbor will give you the words you’ve been seeking.  Among the topics posed: how should I love my gay child and his/her partner?; if I’m invited to a same-sex wedding is it OK to go?; what is the role of the church in the homosexuality debate?; and what did Jesus really say (or not) about same-sex relations?

 

17) Speaking of Homosexuality

 

 

Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #17

How can a Christian respond to issues surrounding homosexuality with love and biblical truth, instead of fire?

In Speaking of Homosexuality, former gay activist Joe Dallas draws upon three decades of counseling homosexuals to help readers understand the views of the LGBT community.

Dallas models the most effective ways to engage the subject on social media and in everyday encounters.  He provides clear guidelines for talking points, dialogue, approach, and tone (even providing sample dialogue to make the conversation as comfortable for you as possible). Get Speaking of Homosexuality today.

 

18) Desire and Deceit

 

 

Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #18

Written by Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. – president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – Desire and Deceit: The Real Cost of the New Sexual Tolerance addresses the dramatic shift in modern America’s perspective on sex.  For example, how did lifetime monogamy between a husband and wife become boring and homosexuality accepted? And what happens when the Christian principles that formed generations of American families suddenly disappear? Read Desire and Deceit to find out.

 

19) The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

 

 

Top Christian Books on Homosexuality // #19

Not your mom’s traditional Christian books on homosexuality, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert is written by a professor of English, not theology.

Author Rosaria Champagne Butterfield tells her own personal story. She had a tenured position at a large university, two homes with her partner and several volunteer gigs she cared deeply about.  But, in her late 30s, Rosaria encountered an idea that flipped her world upside down: perhaps Christianity (which she once disdained) was correct.

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert is honest, powerful and compelling.

 

20) One Man & One Woman

 

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The message in  One Man and One Woman is clear:  even though times have changed, God’s laws have not.

This book warns that homosexual practice (like any other sin) is a route to God s judgment. And it reminds us that the Lord Jesus Christ saves sinners by His Spirit.  Does practicing love require we accept all forms of sexual expression?  As the authors tell us, “No, real love does not rejoice in sin, but rejoices in the truth.”

 


 

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