is a unique book. It’s written by a Christian who experiences same-sex attraction, and who holds to the church’s traditional understanding of Scriptural teaching on homosexuality. It’s part memoir, and part theological reflection. I don’t know any book like it:
This book is written mainly for those gay Christians who are already convinced that their discipleship to Jesus necessarily commits them to the demanding, costly obedience of choosing not to nurture their homosexual desires, whether through private fantasies or physical relationships with gay or lesbian people.
This book accepts the position held by the church almost unanimously throughout the centuries – that homosexuality was not God’s original design for humanity, and that “homosexual practice goes against God’s express will for all human beings, especially those who trust in Christ.” But it also realizes that, for many, same-sex desires will be a lifelong temptation.
You need to read this book for three reasons.
One: There are probably people in your church whose struggle is described in this book. Read this book to understand the struggle and their loneliness.
Two: Read this book to think about what it means to be a church that supports those who are tempted in this area.
Three: Read this book to see the beauty of the gospel. This is a book that deals with a tough issues, and drips with the glory of the gospel.
I’ve been waiting for this book for a long time. I highly recommend it.
This book was provided for review by Zondervan.