The Uncomfortable Church: Can Gays Be Reconciled to the Body of Christ?  -     By: Lawrence Brice
Buy Item $10.99 Retail: $13.99 Save 21% ($3.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

The Uncomfortable Church: Can Gays Be Reconciled to the Body of Christ?

Deep River Books / 2013 / Paperback

$10.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $13.99
|
Save 21% ($3.00)
Buy 30 or more for $10.44 each.
Availability: In Stock
Warehouse Location: FA161F
CBD Stock No: WW756690

Current Promotions

Product Description

How is a Christian to view same-gender partners? And what is God's plan for love, sex, marriage, and ordination in the 21st century?

Is it possible for Bible-believing Christians and gays and lesbians to reconcile and move toward a place of understanding?

Dr. Brice says Yes. It's not only possible, but it's long overdue!In this important book, Dr. Brice faithfully interprets scripture and, with honesty, defines traditional marriage. At the same time, he opens the doors for compassion and mission to a hurting and marginalized minority. Without shying away from the difficult questions posed by the revisionist's re-interpretation of scripture, or the heartfelt appeal of today's homosexuals for inclusion and value in our contemporary world, Dr. Brice offers hope, acceptance, and support for gays and lesbians who seek to live a godly, righteous life with the support of the church.

In a scholarly, yet easily accessible way, Dr. Brice seeks to clarify why conservative Christians can not and should not change their stance on the policy of God's plan for sexuality, to help believers accept a persecuted and hurting minority, and to aid in the denominational-wide policy discussions on homosexuality.

The Uncomfortable Church should be read by every minister and church member in denominations debating gay ordination and marriage and everyone committed to walking in the footsteps of Jesus. It's timely. It's challenging. It's uncomfortable. And it may just change your mind about how to reconcile gays and lesbians with the body of Christ.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Deep River Books
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 5.50 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1937756696
ISBN-13: 9781937756697
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. The Complete Christian Guide to Understanding Homosexuality: A Biblical and Compassionate Response to Same-Sex Attraction
    The Complete Christian Guide to Understanding Homosexuality: A Biblical and Compassionate Response to Same-Sex Attraction
    Joe Dallas, Dr. Nancy Heche
    Harvest House Publishers / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $14.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 25% ($5.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW925075
  2. Homosexuality: Speaking the Truth in Love
    Homosexuality: Speaking the Truth in Love
    Edward T. Welch
    Resources for Changing Lives / 2000 / Trade Paperback
    $3.49 Retail: $3.99 Save 13% ($0.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW526837
  3. Someone I Love Is Gay
    Someone I Love Is Gay
    Bob Davies, Anita Worthen
    Inter-Varsity Press / 1996 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $16.00 Save 25% ($4.01)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW19827
  4. Love into Light: The Gospel, the Homosexual, and the Church
    Love into Light: The Gospel, the Homosexual, and the Church
    Peter Hubbard
    Ambassador-Emerald, Intl. / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 23% ($3.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW202222

Endorsements

Larry Brice offers a comprehensive survey and careful reading of scripture, which reminds us not only of the Bible’s clear teaching on sexual behavior, but also of Christ’s call to love one another as he has loved us.
-Rev. William Houghton,
Collier St. United Church, Barrie, Ontario

(Dr. Brice) pleads for the evangelical, conservative branch of the Christian church to maintain a traditional Biblical interpretation on heterosexual and homosexual activity, while also challenging Christians to repent of the hatred and bigotry with which they have treated homosexual persons.
-John Howard,
Therapist

... an honest plea to the church to deal with the discomfort of homosexuality faithfully but also lovingly ... a message the church needs to hear.
-Kent DelHousaye,
Grand Canyon University

Product Reviews

5 Stars Out Of 5
5 out of 5
(1)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Value:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
100%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1
  1. Christianfictionaddiction
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Offers truth balanced by grace
    April 20, 2013
    Christianfictionaddiction
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "The Uncomfortable Church" was exactly the book I've been waiting for! I've long held the belief that the issue of homosexuality has the potential to either fragment the church, or to see the church rise up in unity with arms of love, to be the hands of God to a hurting people. As I long for the latter, I've been wanting to read a book that stands by the truth of scripture while still calling for the church to repent of a historical stance that often comes across as hatred. Dr. Lawrence Brice has delivered just such a book! I greatly appreciate his careful study of scripture from the Old and New Testament about the issue of homosexuality, and how he is not afraid to state the truth that the Bible clearly portrays the act of homosexuality as a sin. I also think that the chapter defending the traditional definition of marriage is expertly handled and offers a compelling argument for why marriage should be seen as between one man and one woman. And yet I absolutely loved his call for the church to offer grace and hope to those struggling with homosexuality, realizing that it is one sin among many and that we are all equally in need of grace and love. The book is well-written and laid out in a clear manner, and I am confident that readers will walk away from the issue feeling well-informed and ready to answer the call to offer Jesus' love.

    There is much to take away from with this book, but I will leave you with my favorite quote: "While we affirm Scripture, we want to liberate a persecuted minority and embrace them in our hearts and fellowship. Yet we know God's heart is for us to still "speak the truth in love".... The key to our relationship with homosexuals is what conservatives have found to be the answers to our own deepest longings - the unmerited grace of Christ, the warm acceptance of God's people, and the wonderful healing of forgiveness".

    I encourage Christians on both sides of the argument to consider picking up a copy of this book. I know that I will certainly be turning to it again in the future! I highly recommend "The Uncomfortable Church" and award it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

    Book has been provided courtesy of the author and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Is God Anti-Gay?
    Is God Anti-Gay?
    Sam Allberry
    Good Book Co / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $6.29 Retail: $7.99 Save 21% ($1.70)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW762313
    Video
  2. Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well
    Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well
    Billy Graham
    Thomas Nelson / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 38% ($6.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 111 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW964824
  3. God's Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian's Fight for Freedom
    God's Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian's Fight for Freedom
    Bob Fu, Nancy French
    Baker Books / 2013 / Hardcover
    $11.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 40% ($8.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW015724
    Video
  4. 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue: What You Say (and Don't Say) Can Improve Your Relationships
    30 Days to Taming Your Tongue: What You Say (and Don't Say) Can Improve Your Relationships
    Deborah Smith Pegues
    Harvest House Publishers / 2005 / Mass Paperback
    $5.49 Retail: $5.99 Save 8% ($0.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 40 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW915605

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search