At first glance, it may seem that the bible either speaks too much/little (depending on which camp you’re at) about homosexuality. But honestly, what does the bible have to say about this topic? Added on to this is the public’s demand that christians recognise the homosexual’s right to “equal rights”. But here is a book that seriously seeks to find out what the bible actually says about homosexuality.
Kevin DeYoung has written a book that wants to help christians really see what the bible teaches about the topic of homosexuality. Not only so, DeYoung also wants to answer some of the common objects raised to christians regarding this issue.
In the first part, DeYoung rigorously examines the bible and shows the readers what the bible actually says about homosexuality. He explores various passages that talks about this topic and through excellent exegesis shows the meaning of the text. In contrast to others who may want to make the text suit their thinking, DeYoung simply wants to hear what the bible has to say about homosexuality. Gently, DeYoung shows the readers that as christians we not do tell the bible what to say but rather we take heed to what the bible actually says.
After settling the foundations for the discussion, DeYoung then moves to answers the questions that are commonly raised. DeYoung answers them with tact but also firmly guided by the foundations set what the bible says. I am thankfully that DeYoung tackles such questions as they prepare me to be able to answer in the same manner when I’m asked by others.
Whether you are a just a lay-christian or a pastor, this should be one of the books you read to gain an understanding of what the bible really says about homosexuality. You might not like what you read, but ultimately I’m sure DeYoung wants us to wrestle with what the Bible says. Read, learn and continue to stand firm in what the Word of God says.
Ratings: 4.25 / 5
Disclaimer: I was given this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review