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An series of essays donated by Anthony Ashford

Part 4 of 5: Books that positively discuss
homosexual orientation, same-sex
relationships and gay marriage from
a Christian perspective:

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This is continuation of the previous essay:

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Mainline and liberal Christian books concerning information about homosexual orientation, relationships, and marriage:

Some of these books carefully analyze the range of teachings that are promoted about homosexuality by conservative and liberal Christian faith groups. Others promote a liberal interpretation of the Bible. Reading the Amazon.com reviews and the comments by Amazon customers will give a good idea about the books' contents.

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  • Gregory Coles (2017) "Single, Gay, Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity" -AUG. Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store. Available for U.S. $19.61 in Kindle format, or $30.56 plus postage in hardcover.

    Amazon.com book review:

    "In an age where neither society nor the church knows what to do with gay Christians, Greg Coles shares his story ... a story about a boy in love with Jesus who, at the fateful onset of puberty, realized his sexual attractions were persistently and exclusively for other guys. This honest, hopeful account shows life through one man's eyes and assures all people: 'You are not a mistake'."

    91% of Amazon customer-reviewers rated this book with 5 out of 5 stars

    Author Gregory Coles' comment:

    "... this book is the first of its kind to be published by an evangelical Christian publisher. I donā€™t think a book like this would have been possible ten or even five years ago. Until recently, there was only one view of homosexuality within evangelicalism: the so-called non-affirming view. Conservatives may protest or simply disagree, but the fact is that there are a growing number of Bible-believing, gospel-preaching, card-carrying evangelicals who are either exploring the affirming view or who have embraced it and arenā€™t looking back.

  • Book cover image Connelly, J. T. and J. Miner. (2002). The children are free: Reexamining the Biblical evidence on same-sex relationships. Indianapolis, IN: Metropolitan Community Church. Kindle, Paperback, and Audio CD formats. Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store

  • Gay Christian Network. (2010). Justinā€™s Essay. Retrieved from http://www.gaychristian.net/

  • Helminiak, DA. (2000). What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality. [Paperback or Kindle formats] Alamo Square Press. Kindle and Paperback formats. Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store

  • book cover image Karslake, D. G. (Director and Producer). (2007). For the Bible tells me so. [DVD]. Lincoln, CA: VisionQuest Productions. Read reviews or order this video safely from Amazon.com online book store

  • book cover Kevin Mahoney. (2014). Same Sex Marriage and Church Law: A liberal evangelical call for greater inclusivity within Christianity according to Scripture. Punked Books; 2 edition. Kindle and paperback formats. Read reviews or order this video safely from Amazon.com online book store

  • book cover image Main, D. (2008). Hearts & minds: Talking to Christians about homosexuality. Findhorn, Scotland: Findhorn Press. Paperback format. Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store

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You may wish to purchase Kindle versions of these books:

Kindle versions of the above books are usually available. They can be downloaded into your computer or tablet. They are usually cheaper that hardcover or paperback versions. Amazon.com provides a free app for downloading and reading Kindle editions.

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Originally prepared by Anthony Ashford
Book list augmented by B.A. Robinson.
Latest update: 2019-JAN-03.
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