Same-Sex Attraction and the Church

Same-Sex Attraction and the Church : The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate Life

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The Gospel Coalition Top Books of 2015 in Christian LivingTim Challies' Top Books of's Top Reads of 2015Leadership Journal's Best Ministry Books of the YearWhen Christians have same-sex attraction, how should the church respond? Pastor Ed Shaw experiences same-sex attraction, and yet he is committed to Scripture and the church's traditional position of fidelity in heterosexual marriage and celibacy in singleness. In this honest book, he shares his pain in dealing with these issues, but at the same time shows us that obedience to Jesus is ultimately the only way to experience life to the full. He shows that the Bible's teaching seems unreasonable not because of its difficulties, but because of missteps that the church has often taken in its understanding of the Christian life. We have been shaped by the world around us and urgently need to re-examine the values that drive our discipleship. Only by doing this in the light of the Bible can we make sense of its call on the lives of those who are attracted to their own sex.
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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 107 x 236 x 12mm | 122g
  • English
  • 0830844511
  • 9780830844517
  • 76,894

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"Shaw unpacks nine missteps the church needs to correct to convey the plausibility of the faithful and celibate lifestyle. This is the best book available on helping the church minister more intentionally to those among us who struggle with same-sex attraction."--David Dunham, Leadership Journal, Winter 2016
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