In this book, Chad Thompson, a formerly gay man, calls Christians to disarm the gay community by "loving first". Drawing from the life and words of Jesus, Thompson teaches readers how to love and befriend homosexuals before they change - and even if they never change - their sexual orientation. He addresses in detail many common questions surrounding homosexuality: Is being gay a choice, or is it genetically determined?; Can homosexuals change their orientation?; If so, how does it happen? This book includes an appendix of additional resources as well as a useful list of endnotes for the benefit of therapists or any Christian struggling with the controversy over homosexuality.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 192 Vendor: Baker Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 1587431211 ISBN-13: 9781587431210 Availability: In Stock
Chances are you know someone who is gay--a coworker, family member, or friend. And chances are, as a Christian, you're not exactly sure how to relate to this person. While the church has been pretty good at "hating the sin," it hasn't really known how to "love the sinner" without fear of condoning a homosexual lifestyle.
Chad Thompson, a man who has struggled with homosexual feelings, argues that "homosexuality needs to be solved through relationships." Drawing from the life and words of Jesus, Thompson gives readers permission to love and befriend homosexuals before they change--and radically, even if they never change--their sexual orientation.
This candid book includes an appendix of additional resources. It will be a valuable tool for pastors, teachers, counselors, and any Christian who knows someone who is gay.
Chad Thompson is a writer and speaker living in Des Moines, Iowa. He is the founder of Inqueery, an organization that addresses homosexuality on high school and college campuses, and is the former media specialist for the Iowa Family Policy Center. Thompson is also the author of The Homophobia Stops Here, a high school resource. Visit his website at www.LovingHomosexuals.com