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Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God's Design for Marriage (Thoughtful Response) Paperback – July 28, 2014
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Kerby Anderson, President, Probe Ministries; Host, Point of View radio talk show
The marriage terrain has undergone a seismic shift over the past decade, leaving Christians disoriented and confused about where to turn for help. Thankfully, John and Sean have written a clear and reliable guide to all of the major questions. This is a book that trades in shrillness for substance, offers wisdom and not platitudes, and counsels faithful hope, rather than despair.
Matthew Lee Anderson, Lead Writer at MereOrthodoxy.com; Author, The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith
John and Sean have supplied the evangelical church with a much-needed, practical guide for reasoning well within the reality of same-sex marriage in our society. This well-written work is a sobering yet hopeful examination of the factors that have led to our current social ethic on sex, marriage and identity, as well as an insightful map showing the Christian community our pathway back to regaining our cultural influence. This book is a must read for everyone who is seriously seeking to move from simply winning arguments to the gospel call of winning souls.
Chris Brooks, Campus Dean, Moody Theological SeminaryMichigan; Senior Pastor, Evangel Ministries, Detroit, Michigan
Derwin L. Gray, Lead Pastor, Transformation Church, Indian Land, South Carolina; Author, Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future
Sean and John have lovingly and studiously offered a framework that will help believers sort through all the opinions, questions, emotions, debates and confusion happening on marriage and sexuality today. I am very thankful for this book!
Dan Kimball, Founding Pastor, Vintage Faith Church; Author of many books, including Adventures in Churchland
Spectacular! This is the book on same-sex marriage that we've all been waiting for. A clear, winsome and engaging treatment of one of the most important topics of our time.
Eric Metaxas, Bestselling Author, Bonhoeffer and Amazing Grace; Cohost, BreakPoint
Biblically-informed, pastorally-focused, and culturally-sensitive, Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet have given us a superb guide to the same-sex marriage debate. They not only show us what's right and wrong, but they also offer us a way forward in repentance and faith. Read this as soon as possible.
C. Ben Mitchell, Ph.D., Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee
Russell D. Moore, Ph.D., President, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, www.russellmoore.com
So what do you think about same-sex marriage? It’s not if Christians will have to share their views on same-sex marriage but when. The problem is that many Christians don’t know what to say. Finally there’s a book that helps Christians think clearly, compassionately, and courageously about how they should engage the new reality of same-sex marriage. This book also offers practical wisdom for navigating difficult personal and family situations. Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet are to be thanked for engaging this important issue. When students raise the question of how to think about same-sex marriage from a Christian perspective, this will be the first book I recommend!
Jonathan Morrow, Speaker and Author, Questioning the Bible: 11 Major Challenges to the Bible's Authority Founder, ThinkChristianly.org
The mainstreaming of homosexuality is such a contentious issue in society today primarily because it creates a very radical view of human sexuality and the family that no society has ever faced before. Those of us trying to navigate this issue in thoughtfulness and truth have a valuable gift in what McDowell and Stonestreet provide for the Church in this important book. They are uniquely well-versed to provide this wisdom and insight, both from much study and experience as thought leaders.
Glenn Stanton, Director of Global Family Formation Studies, Focus on the Family
From the Back Cover
John Stonestreet is a speaker and fellow of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, as well as the co-host with Eric Metaxas of "Breakpoint," the Christian worldview radio program founded by Chuck Colson. John is a sought-after speaker at conferences, colleges, and churches on the subjects of theology, apologetics, and faith and culture. He holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Bryan College and is the coauthor of "Making Sense of Your World."
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Top Customer Reviews
The earlier book, What Is Marriage, remains the best available natural-law explanation and defense of man-woman marriage. It relies on no biblical sources and makes no moral judgment regarding homosexuality. Rather, it explains from common-sense principles why marriage is what it is. It runs slightly toward the academic, philosophical side.
By contrast, this book:
Presents a biblical as well as common sense defense of marriage,
Includes ideas and recommendations for what we can do about it, in view of the rise of same-sex marriage, and
Does so thoughtfully yet readably: it's accessible to just about every reader.
Why This Book?
The authors open their book with the arresting admission, "No one wants to be a bigot." True enough. Same-sex marriage is on the rise, and to oppose it is hardly popular. So why face the opposition, daunting as it is? Why face the insults? Why write on it?
" The simple answer is, it matters.... the speed at which same-sex marriage went from unthinkable to unquestioned is unparalleled in modern memory. A shift of these proportions leaves an enormous cultural wake. Given what is at stake, we can stay silent no longer."
No one doubts there is much at stake here; it may be the one thing both sides agree on.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
How cute that it's written by two men. I wonder which one will be caught soliciting sex in a public restroom first.Published 2 months ago by Nathan Ray
It is very well thought through and guides me to live loving people even if you disagree with them.Published 2 months ago by William J. Hampton
Good, but outdated. Helped some but it wasn't what I expected it to be. Good read for the most part.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Imagine an entire book written on why interracial marriage will lead to the destruction of civilized society, but written very politely. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Benjamin Napp
This book is a list of poorly constructed arguments against same-sex marriage that comes off whiny, angry, condescending, and a bit sexist/bigoted. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeremy
The title of this book truly represents what I believe the authors meant for this book to be. This book has highlighted one of the most prominent issues in today's culture and has... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stacy Rauh
I am a student at a Christian school and this was a book that I read with my class. This book was a great book for conversational topics and it gets you thinking. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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