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Book Review: Homosexuality and the Christian

Submitted by Admin on 5 February 2014 - 5:00pm

book coverHomosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors and Friends
by Mark Yarhouse
Sept 2010
240 pages
£10.99 (£8.40 Kindle)

This is a masterly book which covers a comprehensive range of issues including what God thinks of homosexuality, sexual identity and changing orientation. It is balanced – Yarhouse writes from a very clear scriptural standpoint as well as examining and respecting other views. He admits to not being entirely clear about certain issues, for example, the causes of homosexuality. It is scholarly; he has thoroughly and broadly conducted first hand research.

Book Review: Love into Light

Submitted by Admin on 5 February 2014 - 4:53pm

book coverLove into Light: The Gospel, the Homosexual and the Church
by Peter Hubbard
Publisher: Ambassador
175 pages
June 2013
£8.00 (£6.81 Kindle edition)

Now and again there comes a book into my life which, despite my reservations and pre-conceived ideas, makes an impact. This book has convinced me that I need to be more expectant and responsive. It has shown me that in Jesus Christ I am a son of God, and nothing can change that fact.  

What has brought about this effect?

Book Review: Silent Sagas

Submitted by Admin on 5 February 2014 - 4:47pm

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Silent Sagas: Unsung Sorrows: Heterosexual wife, Homosexual Husband
by Louella C Komoves.
Publisher: i Universe.com
2006
116 pages
£7.99 (£3.84 Kindle edition)

Louella Komoves discovered 8 years into her marriage, and the birth of three sons, about her husband’s "different sexual orientation" through a thank you note to a mutual friend he had stayed with which said, "Thanks for your hospitality. It was great. It was the first time I’ve ever done it on a kingsized bed". She stayed in her marriage for another 20 years.

Louella lived in a protected world where she had “no idea what gaydar meant”. Questions such as ‘If he was gay why did he marry me?’ and ‘What would this mean for our sons’ lives?’ consumed her. She found many straight spouses going into ‘closets of their own’ when homosexual spouses come out. She describes the reactions from her sons, her wider family and the church; there were a lot of ‘group hugs’. A survey is included from Straight Spouse Network who gave her support as well as an appendix from others in a similar position. The book is written in line with the TfT basis, but when researching the aforementioned network, a Biblical line is definitely not espoused.

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