Becket Cook
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Becket Cook

Becket Cook was born and raised in Dallas, Texas before moving to Los Angeles after college to pursue a career in writing and acting. He currently works as a production designer in the fashion world. He recently received his master's degree from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and spends much of his time in ministry, speaking on the issue of homosexuality at churches, universities, and conferences. Praise for "A Change of Affection" “This short book is a very healthy mixture of candid self-disclosure and rigorous thought. It combines good storytelling with careful handling of the Bible. It is always honest and never glib. In the rising tide of literature on same-sex attraction and homosexuality, this book stands out as one of the most constructive.” —D.A. Carson, founder and president of the Gospel Coalition “A Change of Affection is one of the most powerful, awe-inspiring stories I have ever read. It will bring you to tears, strengthen your confidence in God’s power to change lives, and create in you a greater hunger to make Jesus the Lord of your life. The book is just flat-out hard to put down! It is not only interesting and inspirational, but Becket Cook also teaches us a lot about the nature and importance of discipleship unto the Lord Jesus. Put simply, it is a biblically and transformationally rich account of Cook’s incredible journey. I highly recommend it.” —J.P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and author of Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices That Brought Peace “Are Christians enemy number one of the gay community? Is disagreement an expression of hatred, as my culture wants to claim? This attractive book tells a very different story, and a far more realistic one. It starts with a bang: Becket meeting a so-called Bible Guy, whose answers to his skeptical questions regarding Christianity are surprisingly thoughtful, and a sermon so enlightening that a newcomer like Becket didn’t want it to end (imagine). And as valuable as anything is Part 2: Reflections, where Cook demonstrates a great heart and mind.” —Dick Lucas, rector emeritus, St. Helen’s Church, Bishopsgate, London “A Change of Affection is a riveting book. I couldn’t put it down. With conviction, clarity, and compassion, Becket shares his remarkable story in a manner that will inspire believers and challenge seekers. I truly hope this book is widely read and discussed, because it offers a powerful story of redemption and hope in our lonely and hurting world.” —Sean McDowell, PhD, professor at Biola University, popular speaker, and author of So the Next Generation Will Know “Becket Cook has written an honest, wise, moving, and compelling account of being a gay man who eventually discovers his fullest life and deepest love in Jesus Christ. I found it inspiring!” —Sam Allberry, speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and author of Is God Anti-Gay? “Written from the same divine love that overwhelmed and captured him, Becket Cook’s A Change of Affection is compelling wisdom for skeptics and believers alike. It is full of what James 3:17 calls the ‘wisdom from above [that] is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.’ Such treasures await the reader on every page. Wherever the issue of homosexuality touches your life, there will be profit from Cook’s account of meeting and probing the depths of love of the Living God for you.” —Mark R. Saucy, professor and co-chair at Talbot School of Theology “A Change of Affection is a tour de force. Becket Cook’s story will pull on your heartstrings and engage your theological mind. More than that, you’ll be inspired to share Jesus with your LGBTQ loved ones. This is a must read!” —Caleb Kaltenbach, founder of the Messy Grace Group and author of Messy Grace and God of Tomorrow “In Hollywood, fortune favors the bold. So when I saw Becket for the first time on his knees, I thought, What is this smart, handsome, and successful guy doing in church? Becket’s transformation and sacrificial humility to boldly stand for Jesus Christ for a time such as this is powerful and timely! A Change of Affection is a change in direction for the next several generations and beyond.” —Stephen Baldwin, actor, author, and evangelist “Sexuality is one of the most important, yet misunderstood topics in our society today. Thankfully, in a sound-bite culture filled with vitriolic exchanges, Becket Cook has offered a perspective that is deeply personal, biblically grounded, and winsomely practical. As one of Becket’s pastors in Los Angeles, I can say that his life truly is a display of God’s grace and that the words in this book reflect a living and embodied faith in Christ. I hope many read A Change of Affection, and I trust that the church will be built up as a result.” —Jeremy Treat, PhD, pastor at Reality LA, adjunct professor of theology at Biola University, and author of Seek First and The Crucified King
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