ReadersMagnet Review recommends these five Christian books on Homosexuality for September 2021.
Homosexuality is one of the many issues that the Christian church has taken active participation in. There is no shortage of published works on homosexuality and related topics from a Bible-based stance to modern approaches towards enlightening the faithful. Today, we will feature five interesting Christian books that talk about homosexuality.
A Law from Eden by Marilyn Taplin
First on our list is a very relevant and timely read, A Law from Eden: Solving the Mystery of Original Sin. Written by Marilyn Taplin, it features a unique and controversial subject- the root of all social ills and the original sin in Eden that is the act of oral sex. A Law from Eden presents many insights by Marilyn Taplin on Jesus and homosexuality that can enlighten many readers, including those in the LGBTQ community. Taplin re-educates and encourages modern Christians to reflect on their ways, renounce Satan, and return to God. Marilyn Taplin’s A Law from Eden is a recommended read for those who want to understand more about what the Bible says about sexuality, sin, and Salvation.
Homosexuality and the Christian by Mark A Yarkhouse
Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends is the complete title of Mark A Yarkhouse’s 2010 educational guidebook. It provides straightforward, sincere, accurate answers to many questions about homosexuality. As a professor of psychology and the director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity at Regent University, Mark A Yarkhouse is a leading expert on the topic. Aside from giving answers and enlightening readers on many issues, Yarkhouse also shares current research and discussion on whether homosexuality can be overcome. Homosexuality and the Christian by Mark A Yarkhouse is a great tool to learn more about Christianity’s stand on homosexuality.
Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World by Merry Wiesner-Hanks
More than twenty years since it was first published, Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice by Merry Wiesner-Hanks continues to shed light on our understanding of key topics that involve marriage and divorce, fornication and illegitimacy, clerical sexuality, same-sex relations, witchcraft and love magic, moral crimes, and interracial relationships. Although the book covers various topics, Merry Wiesner-Hanks provides readers is a historical overview of some of today’s most controversial issues, including homosexuality. It tackles the history of sexuality, early modern Christianity, and the evolution of modern gender from a Christian perspective. It’s a must-read book for students of history and theologians.
Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality by Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers is a former seminary professor, Professor of Theology Emeritus at San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a church official whose book, Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality, is very controversial. In 2006, Rogers released his book that speaks for the ordination of homosexuals and provides full and equal rights in society to all people who are homosexuals. Rogers is a staunch believer of inclusivity and openness in today’s Christian church. According to his book, the history of Christianity has always marched towards revolutionary changes. He points out that many of today’s remarkable and charismatic leaders belong to marginalized sectors of society- people of color, women, etc. Thus, it makes sense that gays and lesbians can perform significant roles in the Christian church one day.
Is God Anti-Gay? by Sam Alberry
Homosexuality has always been a controversial topic, especially with the Christian church. Both the Bible and the church seemed to have an uncompromising view about homosexuality and the people in the LGBTQ community. Tensions between the church and the said community have been growing. The often hostile church has often expressed its disdain for the so-called immorality of same-sex attraction and has vehemently opposed same-sex marriages. And sometimes, we cannot help to ask the question, ‘Is God Anti-Gay?’ Sam Alberry’s 2013 book attempts to enlighten Christians about what God has said about these questions and provides a liberating experience that may help readers gain a better perspective about this ongoing debate.