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LOVING LGBT+ PEOPLE AND FAMILIES

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

The following books are helpful readings on the subject of sexual identity.  While our recommendations are not endorsements of the particular authors, these books are helpful in understanding the broad issues related to sexual identity and human flourishing. Click on the picture to discover purchase details.

Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones: Second Edition provides practical insights on how to honor God and radically love LGBT+ people in your life. This 150-page, interactive guide is a comprehensive resource that rapidly equips pastors, parents, and all who care. Available through Lead Them Home Ministries. Click here.
Is God Anti-Gay? And other questions about homosexuality, the Bible and same-sex attraction by Sam Allberry, The Good Book Company. From the back cover, “This short, readable book offers a positive and liberating way forward. It explains clearly and simply what we can with certainty from the Bible about marriage, sexuality, and same-sex attraction.”  The strength of this book comes from Sam’s own journey in wrestling with his sexual identity and the message of the Bible.
Understanding Sexual Identity, A Resource For Youth Ministry by Dr. Mark A. Yarhouse, Zondervan. Dr. Yarhouse is one of the leading experts on sexual identity development and its role in our lives.  He is a clinical psychologist as well as a committed Christian.  If you have a son or daughter questioning their sexuality, Yarhouse provides a good place to begin.
Understanding Gender Dysphoria, Navigating Transgender Issues In A Changing World by Dr. Mark A. Yarhouse, IVP Academic. From the back cover, “Yarhouse calls Christians to come alongside those on the margins and stand with them as they resolve their questions and concerns about gender identity.”  If you are looking for a resource to understand the difficulty of gender dysphoria, then I highly recommend Yarhouse as a resource.
What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality by Kevin DeYoung, Crossway Books This work is an excellent introduction to the traditional Evangelical position on the Bible’s teaching.
Born This Way: Making Sense of Science, the Bible and Same-Sex Attraction by Steve Morrison, Matthias Media Morrison’s work provides an overview of same-sex attraction briefly surveying what science has to say and how it intersects within church circles. (Only available through Matthias Media)