Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted: Biblical Direction for Friends, Family Members, and Those Struggling with Homosexuality by Ron Citlau

Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted: Biblical Direction for Friends, Family Members, and Those Struggling with Homosexuality 
by Ron Citlau


Helping the Same-Sex Attracted Faithfully Follow Jesus
As Christians seek to be biblically faithful on the issue of homosexuality, two fundamental questions come to mind: How can a person with same-sex attraction faithfully follow Jesus in his or her sexuality? And how can we support and encourage them in this?
With compassion and wisdom--on a topic rife with misunderstanding and hurt--author and pastor Ron Citlau will help you think deeply and clearly about every option the Bible offers, and what it clearly does not. Having personally dealt with same-sex attraction, walked with others still struggling, and pastored those with gay loved ones, he thoroughly examines all of the available options--heterosexual marriage, singleness, celibacy, and more--and considers them in light of the Scriptures.

With clarity and grace, he helps you discover the remarkable gifts God provides to the Christian who struggles with same-sex attraction and desires to faithfully follow Jesus. Here is a message of hope and practical, loving guidance for those who are same-sex attracted--and those who love them.

My Thoughts:
I thought this book was very interesting and sheds light on a subject that the Christian community often doesn't want to address, chooses to ignore or simply doesn't have the language to deal with it. This book was very insightful and vulnerable. The author doesn't try to hide or run away from the difficulty of sexuality, but rather brings perspective to the subject, especially as he has dealt with same sex attraction. No matter what side of the fence you are on, this book is extremely relevant, unique and will help you understand sexuality from both sides. I would recommend picking up a copy to become more informed and give it a try. I give this book a 4/5 stars. This reads more of a one man's personal story, which is not true for everyone, but it is refreshing and I enjoyed the read. Thank you to the publisher for providing a complimentary copy for review. 

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