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    Description"""God and the Gay Christian "is a game changer. Winsome, accessible, and carefully researched, every page is brought to life by the author's clear love for Scripture and deep, persistent faith. With this book, Matthew Vines emerges as one of my generation's most important Christian leaders, not only on matters of sexuality but also on what it means to follow Jesus with wisdom, humility, and grace. Prepare to be challenged and enlightened, provoked and inspired. Read with an open heart and mind, and you are bound to be changed." "-- Rachel Held Evans, author of "A Year of Biblical Womanhood "and" Faith Unraveled " As a young Christian man, Matthew Vines harbored the same basic hopes of most young people: to someday share his life with someone, to build a family of his own, to give and receive love. But when he realized he was gay, those hopes were called into question. The Bible, he'd been taught, condemned gay relationships. Feeling the tension between his understanding of the Bible and the reality of his same-sex orientation, Vines devoted years of intensive research into what the Bible says about homosexuality. With care and precision, Vines asked questions such as: - Do biblical teachings on the marriage covenant preclude same-sex marriage or not? - How should we apply the teachings of Jesus to the gay debate? - What does the story of Sodom and Gomorrah really say about human relationships? - Can celibacy be a calling when it is mandated, not chosen? - What did Paul have in mind when he warned against same-sex relations? Unique in its affirmation of both an orthodox faith and sexual diversity, "God and the Gay Christian "is likely to spark heated debate, sincere soul search-ing, even widespread cultural change. Not only is it a compelling interpretation of key biblical texts about same-sex relations, it is also the story of a young man navigating relationships with his family, his hometown church, and the Christian church at large as he expresses what it means to be a faithful gay Christian.

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    God and the Gay Christian
    The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships
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    By (author) Matthew Vines
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 213
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9781601425164
    ISBN 10: 1601425163

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    Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
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    Convergent Books
    Publication date
    22 April 2014
    Author Information
    Matthew Vines is the founder of The Reformation Project, a Bible-based, non-profit organization that seeks to reform church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity. Matthew took a leave from his studies at Harvard University to research what the Bible says about homosexuality. His teaching on this topic has been featured in media worldwide, including "USA Today," "The Washington Post," ""and "The New York Times. "Matthew lives in Wichita, Kansas.
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    Praise for "God and the Gay Christian " "For anyone who wants to know why some evangelicals find that the Bible does not condemn same-gender marriage, Matthew Vines's book answers the question. Christians who oppose gay marriage should consider what he has to say." "-- Tony Campolo, professor emeritus, Eastern University; co-author of Red Letter Christians " "Many people believe you can "either" hold a high view of Scripture "or" affirm gay relationships, but not both. Matthew Vines proves them wrong. Provocative and relentlessly Bible-focused, "God and the Gay Christian" offers hope and insight for Christians who have felt conflicted on matters of sexuality." "-- Justin Lee, author of Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate " "A must-read for all Christians, but especially parents. Matthew Vines brings great insight and wisdom to the conversation so urgently needed by today's church. "God and the Gay Christian" has the information I was searching for when my son, Tyler Clementi, came out to me. This book will have a great impact on families, freeing parents of misunderstandings about their LGBT children while letting them hold securely to their faith." "-- Jane Clementi, co-founder of The Tyler Clementi Foundation " "Matthew Vines has accomplished a rare feat in this book, combining a detailed mastery of a wide range of material from the ancient world and the Christian tradition, a clear and articulate writing style, a deep commitment to his Christian faith, and an incisive judgment that can cut through complex arguments and mountains of data, and identify the core issues and their implications for human life. This book makes significant contributions, not only to ongoing scholarly conversations but also to the average person who wants to probe more deeply how to think about God and the gay Christian. It is the breadth of his reach and the integrated character of his vision that makes this book particularly wo