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Homosexuality

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Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Rev. Wesley Hill)

A thoughtful, sensitive, biblical, and autobiographical book about how to live yourself and love others who live with same-sex attraction.

Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been (Jackie Hill Perry)

This book chronicles the author's story as a fatherless, gender-confused, African American lesbian woman who was changed by the power of the gospel. It offers practical tools to help others to find true wholeness in Christ.

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert : An English Professor's Journey into Christian Faith (Rosaria Butterfield)

One woman tells her story of conversion to Christ and how encountering the Lord Jesus changed her life as a college professor and lesbian in a committed relationship.

What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? (Rev. Kevin DeYoung)

A short and accessible book that expounds the relevant biblical texts about homosexuality. This is written to everyone from the confident Christian to the skeptic, seeker, and confused.

Same-Sex Attraction and the Church: The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate Life  (Rev. Ed Shaw)

A pastor with same-sex attraction casts a vision for celibacy and winsomely dismantles "missteps" in our culture regarding sexuality in general, and homosexuality in particular.

 

Marriage, Sex, and Dating

The Meaning of Marriage (Rev. Dr. Timothy and Kathy Keller)

If you only read one book on marriage, sex, and dating, make it this one. This book's primary goal is to give both married and unmarried people a vision for what marriage is according to the Bible.

Sex, Dating, and Relationships: A Fresh Approach (Rev. Gerald Hiestand and Rev. Jay Thomas)

A short, clear, and practical evangelical perspective on dating. The authors focus on sexual purity within dating relationships and sexual desire in general. Highly recommended!

Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control (Elizabeth Elliot)

In this classic book, the author candidly shares her love story with famous missionary Jim Elliot. She is honest about the temptations, difficulties, victories, and sacrifices of two young people whose commitment to Christ took priority over their love for each other.

The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life (Dr. Dennis Hollinger)

This is an evangelical perspective of sexual ethics that goes into depth on a variety of issues including details of sex within marriage, homosexuality, reproductive technologies, and more. Written by the president and professor of ethics of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God: What Every Christian Husband Needs to Know (Rev. C. J. Mahaney)

Short, helpful, and challenging book for husbands to grow in loving their wives better, specifically in the realm of sex.

For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men (Shaunti Feldhahn)

Based on rigorous research with thousands of men, this book aspires to help women understand the opposite sex in order to relate better in dating and marriage.

For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women (Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn)

Based on rigorous research with thousands of women, this book aspires to help men understand the opposite sex in order to relate better in dating and marriage.

 

Gender and Transgenderism

God and the Transgender Debate (Andrew Walker)

This book defines transgenderism and gender fluidity, expounds what God's Word says about these issues, and shows how the  gospel is good news for someone experiencing gender dysphoria.

Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture (Dr. Mark Yarhouse)

A psychologist, professor, and expert in the study of sexual identity offers a pastorally sensitive Christian perspective on transgender issues that appreciates the psychological and theological complexity.