Recommended book for 2015-JUN
The Songs of Galileo: Book 1: Voice of God
John Shore: "UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question" 208 pages.
Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store.
$11.69 plus postage in Paperback.
and $7.40 in Kindle format.
Amazon.com customers have given this book a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Amazon.com book description:
"Shore is one of America's leading Christian writers on the subject of gay people and Christianity. His essays are widely credited with being central to the sea change in Christian thinking that has occurred on this issue in recent years. 'UNFAIR' offers the best of Shore's writings on homosexuality and Christians / Christianity, along with heart-wrenching but ultimately inspiring letters from gay people telling what it's like to grow up, and live today, both gay and Christian. The book's opening essay, "Taking God at His Word: The Bible and Homosexuality," is a must-read for anyone seeking clarity on the relationship between the Bible, Christianity, and LGBT people. If you read only one book on this subject, make it this one."
We had another book selected for this month. However, a cultural tsunami may occur this month (or early July) when the U.S. Supreme Court releases their decision in the case Obergefell v. Hodges. Many commentators expect that the high court will legalize same-sex marriage across the entire U.S. That will bring the "LGBT Question" front and center for many Christians. This book may help them think through their position on lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals and couples. It might be helpful also to members of the LGBT community to help them think through what the Bible expects of them.
You might consider getting a Kindle ebook reader app for your PC, Mac computer, Ipad, etc.:
Amazon.com has many millions of movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, and audiobooks available for download into their Kindle eBook reader or Kindle app. As of 2015-MAY, stand-alone readers cost from $79 and up. Versons of the Kindle app are available for Ipads, PC's, Mac computers, etc.
Benefits to the Kindle:
- Amazon provides FREE reader apps that you can dowload to your PC, tablet, and many other devices.
- Various models of Kindles can store from 1,000 to 3,500 books and are more more portable than lugging thousands of books with you.
- Ebooks can save a lot of money, because eBook versions generally cost significantly less than print versions.
- Amazon makes a suprisingly large number of books available at no cost. Over a million cost $4.99 or less.
- Delivery of the books over the Internet is free and almost instantaneous.
- You don't need to build or expand bookshelves.
- You don't need to dust off Kindle copies of books.
- Think of all the trees that would be saved if more people abandoned printed copies.
- They have a built-in dictionary.
- They are very light and thinner than a pencil.
- Many books can be lent to other Kindle or Kindle app users.
- Battery life if you use a kindle for 30 minutes a day is 4 weeks.
However, beware that some publishers take advantage of buyers, and charge more for the digital versions than for the print versions. We have a policy of not buying such copies.
Ebooks have a search function. You can select passages from books and store them in a text file for use by an editor program on a PC or Mac. They have a built-in dictionary to find the meanings of words.
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Originally written: 2009-MAY-03
Latest update: 2015-MAY-03
Author: B.A. Robinson