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Christians who swear by Robert Gagnon's The Bible and Homosexual Practice should balance it with Johnson's book.
Any religious leader who is considering the many layers of questions in dealing with the GLBT population should be required to read this book first.
This book evidences his clear and dispassionate legal analysis, his deep concern for the church, and his insightful theological thought.
I've read many books on this topic over the past few years. My conscience and "gut" have already led me to new truth, as have my gracious, patient gay Christian friends (not their... Read morePublished on December 21, 2011 by Michelle B. Mcconnell
The author of this book, A Time to Embrace: Same -Gender Relationships in Religion, Law and Politics helps the reader to understand that folks are same gendered or gay because they... Read morePublished on April 25, 2011 by l00kn4sumpn
Johnson holds the Chair of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and is an ordained Presbyterian minister, so he should know better than to give us bad theology. Read morePublished on January 7, 2010 by rossuk
I have read widely on both sides of this debate and I am deeply dismayed that this book has so many positive reviews on Amazon. Read morePublished on September 26, 2009 by Stephen Hess
While I have read other books making a case for Gay/Lesbian marriage, this was the first that really convinced me. Read morePublished on February 18, 2008 by Paul H. Pallmeyer
This is the most scholarly and well researched book on the topic of same gender relationships that I have ever read.Published on November 21, 2007 by Dean A. Genth
Stacy Johnson is a good man and a deep thinker; the church is indebted to him for this book. He avoids polemic on either side of his discussion of the issues of homosexuality in... Read morePublished on August 28, 2007 by Frank McNair
From my vantage point, as a Ph.D. in Church History and on the farthest heterosexual side of Kinsey's spectrum, I regard Johnson's book as far and away the best book yet on the... Read morePublished on July 3, 2007 by K. E. Christopherson
Johnson spent much of his time in Church listening to people on both sides of the issue about same sex relationships and discovered that while people had "sides" they didn't all... Read morePublished on May 19, 2007 by Eric