Excellent book, excellent topic which needs to be looked at from Christ's heart. He would that all men be saved and Born Again from an old sinful nature into a new One free from homosexuality, lust and all things which lead to hell.
Having read only half of the book (which may disqualify any of this review) i am staggered by the depth of scholarly primary sources. As i read I'm continually going to the sources and asking, "Is this really true and really happening?"
This book must serve as a wakeup call to the American church, to the true Christian, to open their front door and say, "I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly" (Genesis 19:7).
I have recommended this book to friends and will continue doing so. The church is largely sleeping and saying, "Don't wake me up!" This book is a needed wakeup call to the perniciousness that is about us. Truly these are the days and the situations in which men will kill and think they are offering service to God.
Thank you, Dr. Brown for writing it and standing on the convictions of Scripture. I plan on writing a better review after completing the book.
My name is James White. A decade ago I wrote a book with Jeff Niell titled The Same Sex Controversy (Bethany House Publishers). I have engaged in formal debate on the topic of homosexuality and the Bible with men like Barry Lynn (Americans for the Separation of Church and State) and Bishop John Shelby Spong (The Sins of Scripture). I am very familiar with the issues relating to the Bible and homosexuality.
But when I read Michael Brown's book, I was blown away by the developments that have taken place just in the past ten years. This is a thoroughly researched and documented book. Dr. Brown has drawn from an astonishingly wide array of sources, and yet has kept the discussion clear and understandable. I was tremendously impressed with his restraint and fairness.
Of course, those who oppose God's truth on this issue are doing all in their power to dissuade people from reading this powerful book. I have seen reviews all over that are barely connected to reality, all clearly written with an agenda in mind.
Take my advice and not only get this book for yourself, but for your pastors and elders as well. It is a must read.