• Is God Anti-Gay?

  • By: Sam Allberry
  • Narrated by: Sam Allberry
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (356 ratings)

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Is God Anti-Gay?

By: Sam Allberry
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It's the hot topic of the moment. Christians, the church, and the Bible seem to be out of step with modern attitudes towards homosexuality. And there is growing hostility towards those who hold a different view. So is God homophobic? And what do we say, and how do we relate to to both Christians and non-Christians who experience same-sex attraction. In this short, simple book, Sam Allberry wants to help confused Christians understand what God has said about these questions in the scriptures, and offers a positive and liberating way forward through the debate.

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Poor Bibilical Interpetation

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Those that still believe homosexuality is a "sin" rather than a "sexual orientation". If your believe the Bible was written directly to 21st century, you may like this book. The author uses poor scholarship.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sam Allberry again?

No, because allows his biases, homosexuality is a sin, saying the Bible aggress with him. He does not allow the Bible to speak for it self. Good scholarship starts with good "textual criticism" allowing the Bible to reflect the culture of 2000 years ago.

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What character would you cut from Is God Anti-Gay??

Sam Allberry message to conservative Christians is to love the sinner/ homosexual because God loves all sinners. Yet, he prof text the scriptures to prove his point. Example: Story of Sodom and Gomorra has nothing to say about homosexuality but clearly has references to male to male "rape". Rape is not a homosexual act and no more than it is a heterosexual act. However, the author argues that it was referring to homosexuality.

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A lot of information in a compact book.

I listened to this book via Audible. The author had some very simple yet profound points on Homosexuality and the engagement of as a community. He focuses how this is a sin and not the "great sin". He offers encouragement for those struggling, as he is, and how the church should welcome the gay struggler with a focus on the Gospel and not the person's sexuality.

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Precisely and concisely what Christendom needs to hear today

Sam Allberry is the lightning bolt the church needs today to wake up to the reality of how ineffective we have been at connecting the LGBTQ+ community with the Gospel. Our perspectives, attitudes and communication all need to be altered so we are aligned with how Jesus views all of humanity. Not one of us is better or worse than anyone else. We all desperately need a Savior and are called to love our neighbor. Sam communicates this beautifully in the context of human sexuality and identity, with honesty and transparency. Not an easy or popular message to present, but you do it well, Sam.

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Very honest and thought provoking

I would recommend this book to any Christian families dealing with homosexuality and same sex attraction. We have read a lot of books and listened to many podcasts on this subject. It is especially good to hear a godly perspective of someone who struggles with this issue yet desires and pursues God's plan for his life.

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Homophobic in nature

The author starts with the premise homosexuality is a sin and just manipulated scripture to prove his point. Do not read

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Excellent

I now have a greater understanding of how God helps each of us to relate to one another. Sam Allberry has shown me how to stand with the word of God, and truly love all. The true apologetics of Sam Allberry book should be our standard.

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Very Helpful

Very enlightening and informative. A friendly read that views sin as sin and how important it is for us to love one another through the peaks and valleys in life

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Such a helpful resource

Sam Allberry's experience and studied response to this topic is incredibly helpful for Christian's desiring to stand on the biblical truth about sexuality and respond with humility and sensitivity about it. This is a well thought out and loving treatise on the subject.

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Excellent and to the Point

It's a short read but full of Biblical truth. As the lines of morality become increasingly gray it is nice to hear some simple truth in an area that is shrouded in a lot of confusion and pain. Sam does a great job of sticking to the facts. I would have liked some more personal stories or experiences in the book since most of the information I have heard before. But for a person who doesn't know what the Bible says about homosexuality this is an excellent and simple read or in my case - listen. I love a good audio book. It allows me to get so much more information crammed in my brain while driving or doing chores.

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The presentation of the Gospel

This book is for anyone who holds tightly to the Gospel, who seeks to share the Gospel, and anyone who needs the Gospel.
Thank you.

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  • Missy
  • 11-14-21

Clear, honest and most helpful information on this topic.

This has been the most helpful guide to explain God’s view on homosexuality and how Christians should respond on this topic. The Church has a very important job to support people who experience same sex attraction.
If you are someone who struggle with this question, it would help if you first find out who God is as creator. It will help you immensely to understand this topic in context of God’s greater plan for mankind.

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  • Disciple 38
  • 12-28-20

Balanced, helpful and scriptural

I thought this a very helpful book for a wide range of people interested in same sex issues for various reasons. It is helpful to those like me who have not personally experienced struggles in this area , yet feel a concern and gospel responsibility towards those for whom it is a real struggle . It is also helpful for christians and church pastoral staff to enable them to reach out and face up to the need to be open, humble and biblical to those who struggle and long to be able to open up and face the real issues compassionately and biblically.

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  • Mona
  • 06-29-22

Inspiring

Sam is talented writer and faithful Christian giving us an amazing martyrdom life story, giving up his ssa and dedicating his life to Christ. God bless his service.

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  • Aaron
  • 09-02-22

Excellent

So appreciated the author's balanced and faithful approach. Much needed content in our world and churches currently. Thank you Sam

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  • David Graieg
  • 06-27-20

A concise articulation of the traditional view

Albery himself is same sex attraction and is empathetic in his approach. This is a good short statement of the classic Christian position. Perhaps it would be useful if he pointed to further resources for those who wanted to look into the exegesis of the scriptures in more detail. Nevertheless, lots of good insights.
It would be better if audible could add chapter titles rather than just chp 1, chp 2... they should be:
1 Introduction
2 Getting started: the Bible, marriage, sex
3 The Bible and homosexuality
4 Homosexuality and the Christian
5 Homosexuality and the church
6 Homosexuality and the world
7 Conclusion

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  • 05-06-18

I didnt know what to expect

It's a topic I've always tried to be neutral on, because I didn't know how to approach it. In a modern world where diplomacy is the name of the game, Allberry gives an insightful, well thought and actually helpful view on a subject that is relevant to so many.

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  • Winnie Lau
  • 08-31-17

A wonderful, personal and thorough treatment of a difficult topic

Whether you are straight, gay, Christian or not, or anything else, I wholeheartedly recommend this book for you if you truly want to know the depths of God’s love for all people and for you!