People to Be Loved

People to Be Loved : Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue

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Christians who are confused by the homosexuality debate raging in the US are looking for resources that are based solidly on a deep study of what Scripture says about the issue. In People to Be Loved, Preston Sprinkle challenges those on all sides of the debate to consider what the Bible says and how we should approach the topic of homosexuality in light of it.

In a manner that appeals to a scholarly and lay-audience alike, Preston takes on difficult questions such as how should the church treat people struggling with same-sex attraction? Is same-sex attraction a product of biological or societal factors or both? How should the church think about larger cultural issues, such as gay marriage, gay pride, and whether intolerance over LGBT amounts to racism? How (or if) Christians should do business with LGBT persons and supportive companies?

Simply saying that the Bible condemns homosexuality is not accurate, nor is it enough to end the debate. Those holding a traditional view still struggle to reconcile the Bible's prohibition of same-sex attraction with the message of radical, unconditional grace. This book meets that need.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 137 x 213 x 15mm | 244g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0310519659
  • 9780310519652
  • 91,555

Table of contents

Chapter 1: God and Gays
Chapter 2: The Breath of God
Chapter 3: Sodom and Gomorrah
Chapter 4: Holiness Code
Chapter 5: Jesus's Silence about Homosexuality
Chapter 6: Contrary to Nature
Chapter 7: Gay Sex, Greed, and Other Sins Condemned by God
Chapter 8: What Now?
Chapter 9: Early Church
Chapter 10: Unconditional Delight
Chapter 11: Nature versus Nurture
Chapter 12: Ex----gay Ministries
Chapter 13: Celibacy
Chapter 14: Unwanted Same Sex Attraction and the Cross
Epilogue: Frequently Asked Questions
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About Preston Sprinkle

Preston Sprinkle (PhD, Aberdeen) is a teacher, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. He has written several books including People to Be Loved, Living in a Gray World, Charis, and Erasing Hell, which he co-authored with Francis Chan. Preston has held faculty positions at Nottingham University, Cedarville University, and Eternity Bible College. He and his family live in Boise, Idaho, and he currently helps pastors and leaders engage the LGBTQ conversation with thoughtfulness and grace.
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