Homosexuality and christian are two words that people do not like to see together and causes great discomfort. Homosexuality and the Christian by Mark A. Yarhouse is a much needed book. On the pages of this book Dr. Yarhouse delves into a subject that is typically taboo in Christian circles. He tackles difficult questions and answers them with scripture. The book is separated into three sections. The first section deals with "The big picture." Dr. Yarhouse explains exactly what the Bible has to say about homosexuality, and then he carefully describes sexual identity and how it develops. He moves on to the causes and the topic of changing sexual orientation in the last part of this section. Section two deals with questions and answers for family members who are faced with the announcement of a gay identity. Section three covers the church and the proper response to those who are having same-sex attractions.
I found this to be a very helpful book that every christian should read. Dr. Yarhouse writes in a way that is easy to understand and gives greater insight into the subject of homosexuality. He encourages the christian to understand this subject by providing information that is taken from God's Word as well as today's research. As this topic continues to be very controversial, we as christians must remember to speak the truth in love. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.