God and the Transgender Debate

Author(s): Andrew T. Walker

Sex & Gender | Liberty Conference | Year 13: Sexuality, Gender and Identity

Gender issues are in the news almost every day. And they are a part of many people's lives even' day, too. So at its heart, this debate isn't about a debate-it's about people. And so is this book. Andrew Walker explores what, if anything, it means to be male or female; and suggests how each of us can think through the various views on gender. He looks at what Jesus said-the Jesus who debated issues, but much more than that, who loved people. And he reveals why what Jesus said is good news for everyone. If you want to learn more and love better, and are open to considering what God has to say about sex and gender, this hope-filled book is for you. Book jacket.


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"The transgender debate is one that easily arouses passions – on both sides. With gospel clarity and Christ-like compassion, Andrew Walker skillfully navigates a path between the folly of affirming transgenderism and the cruelty of dismissing the distress of those who experience gender incongruence. In so doing, he helps us to see why the gospel of Jesus Christ is good news for the transgendered and how Scripture equips the church for the good work of loving the LGBTQ community. I highly commend this clear-headed and warm-hearted introduction to one of the most challenging issues of our time." – Rob Smith, Lecturer in theology, ethics and music ministry at Sydney Missionary & Bible College


"To many of us the transgender discussions are bewildering and unsettling. Andrew Walker's short book deals well with the emotional issues and is a kind and clear lesson in how to respond with godly love and wisdom. We must see the groaning of people today as a wonderful way to introduce the groaning for "the glorious freedom" (Romans 8:21). This book will help us all to care and counsel well." – Simon Manchester, Senior Minister, St Thomas North Sydney

"This book combines an extraordinary range of attributes. It tackles a contemporary issue; it is marked by humanity and compassion; it respects the Bible; it is open and honest; it is full of Christ-like love; it is usefully practical; and it places the discussion in the context of the big picture of the Bible. It is a model for the open and sensitive discussion of many contemporary issues." – Peter Adam, Retired Principal of Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia

"This book puts the hand of the suffering into the hands of the Savior, and therefore, this is the book that I will put into the hands of parents struggling to know how God’s word speaks into loving a child who struggles with gender-identity issues. In addition to its loving pastoral care and biblical family guidance, this book models how to discern the times, and to respond with Christian hope." – Rosaria Butterfield, Author of Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

"This will not be the last word on this complex experience but the author’s tender application of God’s Word to our muddled lives today should make this book one of the first places to turn for Christ-like grace and truth as we seek to love all our neighbours as ourselves." – Ed Shaw, Pastor of Emmanuel City Centre, Bristol & Co-Founder of www.livingout.org

Andrew T Walker is the Director of Policy Studies for the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Foreword by R. Albert Mohler Jr

1. He Had Compassion

2. How We Got to Where We Are

3. The Language

4. On Making a Decision

5. Well-Designed

6. Beauty and Brokenness

7. A Better Future

8. Love Your Neighbor

9. No Easy Paths

10. Challenging the Church

11. Speaking to Children

12. Tough Questions

13. Open Hands

General Fields

  • : 9781784981785
  • : Good Book Company
  • : Good Book Company
  • : August 2017
  • : June 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Andrew T. Walker
  • : Paperback
  • : 174