Rating: 5 out of 5
Homosexuality seems to be one of the most divisive moral issues in the world today, and it seems that Christians don't know how to approach the issue when they encounter someone who struggles with it. In fact, God's view on it is hotly contested from both sides. It's a very real issue, and I'm thankful that a pastor named Sam Allberry has chosen to speak wisdom into this area in a concise and clear way in his book IS GOD ANTI-GAY?
The great thing about this book is that it is written by a Christian who honestly struggles with the fact that he experiences same-sex attraction. He shows that homosexuality can be a very real temptation for people. However, he recognizes that people are responsible for how they respond to their temptations. Allberry goes to Scripture to lay out clearly that homosexual practice is sin, but he's also quick to show that Jesus died to rescue people from their sin and give them strength to say no to their temptations. Though Allberry shows that the Bible leaves no room for same-sex marriage, the strength lies in the fact that we're called to love people. Hate doesn't save anyone. People who are adamant about same-sex rights will only be convinced by an affection for Jesus that is greater than their temptation. It's that way for all of us in whatever area we struggle with. God loves deeply and desires redemption for everyone, and it is God's kindness that leads us to repentance.
Allberry's book is an incredibly helpful resource for people to understand what those who struggle with same-sex attraction go through and how to love them as Jesus does.
Review copy provided by The Good Book Company as part of a Cross Focused Reviews blog tour
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