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Can You Be Gay and Christian?: Responding With Love and Truth to Questions About Homosexuality Kindle Edition

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“This book is one of the very best to date that tackles the subjects of homosexuality and Christianity together. Dr. Michael Brown has addressed carefully and comprehensively some of the most prevailing and difficult arguments concerning theology, the culture and the Church regarding these topics. He is compassionately thorough and kind throughout these pages to give anyone hope in their own perspective of belief: whether gay or straight, there is hope for you in this book. This is certainly true for me, as I said ‘goodbye’ to my own homosexuality over 32 years ago. After reading this book, I am once again thoroughly encouraged and equipped to walk out a compassionate truth-filled love towards those who identify as gay, and you will be too.” —Rev. Stephen Black, Executive Director, First Stone Ministries
“Michael Brown shows us the proper balance in maintaining and defending the consistent message of Scripture as well as showing love and respect for those who need to hear the Bible’s message of purity, holiness, and forgiveness.” — Dr. James White, Director, Alpha and Omega Ministries, and co-author of The Same Sex Controversy: Defending and Clarifying the Bible's Message About Homosexuality.
“Having served alongside of Dr. Michael Brown for over three decades, I know that when he handles a subject he does so with thoroughness, integrity and charity. His latest book is no different and I heartily recommend everyone read it to be equipped on this hot button issue of our generation.” —Larry Tomczak, best-selling author and director of T.A.G. (The Awareness Group).

About the Author

Michael L. Brown holds a PhD from New York University in Near Eastern languages and literatures and is recognized as one of the leading Messianic Jewish scholars in the world today. He is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry, host of the nationally syndicated daily talk radio show The Line of Fire, and the author of more than twenty books. He is a contributor to The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion and other scholarly publications.

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  • File Size: 1530 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Frontline (May 6, 2014)
  • Publication Date: May 6, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IQY2P14
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,689 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Michael Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus (he came to faith in 1971 as a heroin-shooting, LSD-using, hippie rock drummer) and he holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He's written more than 25 books, including wake-up calls to the Church of America, scholarly monographs and commentaries on biblical subjects, a series of volumes on answering Jewish objections to Jesus, and much-discussed books on today's hottest cultural issues. He has spoken throughout America and in more than 25 countries, and he hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show The Line of Fire. He is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, NC and serves as a visiting or adjunct professor at a number of seminaries. He and his wife Nancy have been married since 1976 and have two wonderful daughters and four incredible grandchildren. His heart beats to see a gospel-based moral and cultural revolution in this generation.

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159 of 172 people found the following review helpful By Paul Weidig on June 2, 2014
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I am a gay man, in the sense that I have undeniable same-sex attraction and have never felt any other in my 70 years on this planet. Yet I am a follower of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Believe me, I am not a "self-loathing" gay; I have come to know the truth that homosexuality, as Dr. Brown clearly explains in this sensitively and lovingly written book, is just another symptom of the broken, fallen world we have inherited. Do I think I was born gay? The simple answer is "Yes." The more complicated answer is "I was born with a homosexual propensity, and a very strong one." Do I think my sexual orientation can be changed? The simple answer is "No." Do I think that my sexual behavior can change? The equally simple answer to that is "Yes, and it should." Even an atheist can understand the lack of anatomical complementarity and therefore biological purpose in male-to-male or female-to-female sexuality. I lived in a committed, monogamous, loving relationship with another man for 45 years until he died in my arms. I came to know The Lord a couple years later and at that time knew the truth about my homosexual nature. Dr. Brown has eloquently articulated the truth about homosexual desire in a caring, patient and altogether heartfelt way while unmistakably supporting gay people as God's children who, though in need of correction, are nonetheless loved unconditionally.
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205 of 229 people found the following review helpful By Taryn on May 4, 2014
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There are a lot of negative reviews for this book but most of them are unfounded and come strictly from an emotional reaction to anyone speaking against persons who are homosexual rather than to Dr. Brown's book. I am a pastor and a current seminary student. At first, I wasn't going to order this book because I didn't think it would get to me in time to be of help for my upcoming research paper. However, I'm so glad that I ordered it! For the past two months I've read almost every book on Christianity, the Bible, and Homosexuality....on both sides of the argument! Dr. Brown's book was a lifesaver as I attempted to refute much of the "science" of pro-inclusion authors. Dr. Brown does not speak from a place of homophobia. He presents a message of loving response to the person identified as homosexual. Seriously, this is a great resource to have on your shelf and I highly recommend it!
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106 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Chad White on May 7, 2014
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Dr. Brown once again has stood by the truth of the Bible. The truths that are present and for all to see. The truths that, in this day and age have come under fire time and time again. This book has no content of bashing or hate or ill filled agendas as some would think.
The larger issue at play here is that fact that so many want to shape the Bible around their lives instead of shaping their lives around the Bible and the truths contained inside and of the teaching of Jesus Christ.

As stated before, this book is in no way a "gay bashing, hate filled bigoted view". Dr. Brown time and time again states with love his view on this matter. But above all that, he expresses the love that Christ shows us and in turn it is displayed in the pages of this book.

I am proud that he is willing to stand his ground on the solid foundation of the Bible, and not the fading sands of what is popular in the worlds eyes. The biggest issue, as he states in his book " people want to view the Bible through the lens of homosexuality and not view homosexuality through the lens of the Bible." That is a profound and true state that can be applied to various walks of life.

Thank you Dr. Brown for not wavering on the fundamental truths that Christianity is based upon and also for showing that this issue can be spoken about and witnessed about with a humble heart and a loving heart.
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102 of 116 people found the following review helpful By joewyro on May 7, 2014
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Some truths may not be popular but they are nonetheless true... this book is such a truth. No matter how one tries to justify same sex love in the Bible it cannot stand under honest scholarship and plain reading. Therefore, this is a must have resource for those who truly love God's Word and homosexuals.
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121 of 141 people found the following review helpful By Freddie Thronson on May 4, 2014
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Without evading the underlying hypothesis of Dr. Browns' book "Can you be Gay and Christian", The idea that one can practice a characteristic that is contrary to that of Jesus and claim to be "Christ-like" or a Christian is an oxymoron. I think Dr. Brown presents a clear defense of his thesis that is directly reflective of biblical standards. One only needs to read the book (and the bible). Anyone that would argue against Dr. Browns stand on this thesis is like asking someone can a people practice communism and be a democracy.
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115 of 136 people found the following review helpful By Leanne Suttles on May 4, 2014
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God loves all mankind, but hates the sin that destroys us mentally, physically, and spiritually. He sent His only begotten Son to bare the weight of that sin, bring healing, and bring us into a relationship with Him. Homosexuality is a sin, along with anything else that separates us from God. There is way to have life, through Jesus. When we seek Jesus and enter into a relationship with Him, He is able to remove the sin from our life. Homosexuality can be healed and removed from lives. As men and women come to Christ, we need to support them in their road to healing, lift them up in prayer, and fight along side them in their spiritual battle. We can love people without loving their sin. Dr. Brown speaks in truth and love of Jesus Christ.
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