Monday, June 15, 2015

Nonfiction Review: What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality

Kevin DeYoung gives a historical and Biblical view on homosexuality in his short, quick and easy read, "What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?" DeYoung addresses popular liberal arguments and controversial Bible passages from a strong, reasoned conservative position. His insights on God's attributes (love vs. judgment) and explanations of misunderstood histories are particularly interesting. However, DeYoung's aim is to address what the Christian perspective should be, so his book does miss a few opportunities to defend his case. A discussion of whether a homosexual can be a Christian would have fit well. And I would have liked to have read more about homosexual parenting (DeYoung implies that marriage is solely for procreation - which makes either a misunderstood or faulty argument), as well as responses to liberal arguments that compare straight to homosexual relationships (i.e. What is the difference between desire and companionship?).

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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