Thursday, August 27, 2015

Nonfiction Review: Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor

In Glenn T. Stanton's "Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor" I was glad to finally find a book with some solid questions and answers for Christians facing moral dilemmas. Stanton's points on gay marriage and politics could use some expansion, but his chapters on the role of the church and the role LGBT people can play in the church were enlightening. Stanton also takes time to address just what LGBT means. He makes it very clear that LGBT is not a cookie-cutter community and that those who associate themselves with that community are human beings with emotions and needs who cannot just be told to stop doing what they're doing. I enjoyed Stanton's examples of real-life friendships between people with polar opposite opinions. I could read an entire book of testimonies alone. Of course, Stanton takes the traditional, conservative stance, but he does so with a lot more practical sense than a lot of the books I have read on this topic. There are still a few points I disagree with or do not have a solid grasp of, but this book was a great step toward a more solid stance of my own.

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

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