Is God Anti-Gay? Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  July 23, 2013 — 2 Comments

Is God Anti-Gay? by Sam AllberryThis week the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Is God Anti-Gay? by Sam Allberry. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“At only 88 pages, this is well worth the read for those who may be struggling with same sex attraction, those confused by the spin being presented by those who desire to twist Scripture, or those who simply want to know what Scripture actually has to say, this is an excellent resource.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling (intelmin.org)
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you struggle with SSA [same sex attraction] or are gay and want a short, in depth book on this topic I do recommend it. It won’t be an easy read, but then again its good to be stretched out of our comfort zones.”
Reviewer: Heather Dannewitz (brokenathisfeet.wordpress.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“Sam’s book was a huge challenge to everything I thought I knew about people struggling with Same-sex attraction, and the lessons I learned from reading this book (along with some other resources) will be ones that I pass on my College Community Group as a way to encourage them to be people that others who are struggling with Same-sex attraction will come to for counsel and prayer.”
Reviewer: Joshua Davis (GoodReads.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“At a time like this, I think that every Christian would benefit reading this book. I think this would make the perfect book for pastors to have on hand to give people in their church who have questions about this issue. This is a book I will reread and give to my friends to read and reread.”
Reviewer: Kevin Halloran (kevinhalloran.net)
Rating: 5 Stars

“When a Christian gets to know a homosexual or Christian who struggles with SSA [same sex attraction] and they want to know what Scripture has to say about it, this is the first book I would turn to.”
Reviewer: Craig Hurst (craighurst.wordpress.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would classify the book as simple, charming, and what every Christian needs to read. I’m tempted to quote him at length, but that wouldn’t be fair to Mr. Allberry. Do yourself a favor and pick up this little gem, full of balanced truth and heart. Having its homely, personal, and thoroughly God-centered wisdom will surely pay off in the days ahead.”
Reviewer: Paul Imbrone (paulregent.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book offers a Christ-centered approach to a difficult subject for all to read without the reader feeling this is a book of hate. It does offer hope for those struggling not just with homosexuality, but those struggling with any sexual sin.”
Reviewer: Chris Land (keepingthemainthing.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“Finally, a concise, honest, biblical, look at homosexuality and Christianity. Sam Allberry, has written as a pastor and as one who struggles with same sex attraction, a heartfelt and hope-filled book for those who either share in his struggle, or aim to love those who do.”
Reviewer: Brandon Lehr (my-livinghope.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you have never delved into the subject of homosexuality and the Bible, this would be a good introduction. If you struggle with SSA [same sex attraction] or just want to explore a biblical prospective, pick up a copy.”
Reviewer: Roger Leonhardt (reformedreader.blogspot.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“challenge yourself, read this and start a dialogue within your own spiritual community to build more understanding, love and compassion surrounding this issue for all!”
Reviewer: Chris Lewis (dadofdivas-reviews.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“Is God anti-gay? Not exactly. God is anti-sin. He is against all sin that is committed by his image-bearers, not simply homosexuality. God hates gluttony, gambling, and gossip, too… Allberry does a tremendous job of equipping Christians to think biblically about homosexuality and, Lord willing, to use what they know to reach the homosexual community with the love of God and see them, like all sinners, “repent and believe.””
Reviewer: Aaron Armstrong (bloggingtheologically.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book will be a valuable addition to any pastor’s library, but would also be useful reading for college students and anyone who is interested in concise answers to complicated questions like this.”
Reviewer: Nate Claiborne (nathanielclaiborne.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“I hope this book goes a long way in bringing about further discussion and study surrounding the issues of homosexuality, the Bible and same-sex attraction.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins (spencerdeancummins.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“Allberry’s book is an incredibly helpful resource for people to understand what those who struggle with same-sex attraction go through and how to love them as Jesus does.”
Reviewer: Tom Farr (tom-farr.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I can highly recommend this quick, easy read to help you to dig a little deeper and be better equipped to handle this topic when it arises amongst your friends and family.  After reading it you will be reminded that the “gospel is for everyone, and that God’s ways are the best ways.”
Reviewer: Marci Ferrell (thankful-homemaker.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“My take-aways? God takes sexual sin very seriously. Sin has distorted me. Homosexual sin is serious. The consistent teaching of the Bible is clear: God forbids homosexual activity. And finally, this is a gospel issue. Whew! Good stuff. Hard stuff.”
Reviewer: Roberta Hegland
Rating: 5 Stars

“Sam Allberry has done the Christian community and other men and women who struggle with this particular sin (and many others for that matter) because right on the outset he diagnoses same-sex attraction (SSA as the chosen term, not “gay”) as a gospel issue… It was informative, gracious, realistic and most importantly biblically sound. I commend this to just about anyone who like me needs to know how to be a better biblical counselor or to one who may need to “Repent and Believe”.”
Reviewer: Marc Mullins (poreuomai.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I think this book is good for help in loving others who struggle with same sex attraction, homosexuality, or any sexual sin. I also think it would be good for help in knowing exactly what the Bible says about the topic and God’s heart. Really in these times all Christians would be better off for reading this book so we can rightly love our homosexual friends in truth.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley (refreshmysoulblog.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book. If you happen to be someone who will not read this book because of the same-sex attraction of the author, I encourage you to at least watch the video, then go out and get the book.”
Reviewer: Martin Pitcher (nauvoopastor.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I commend this book to you, your church, your pastor, and any friends you have who are gay or struggle with same-sex attraction. It will be well worth your time and theirs.”
Reviewer: James Pruch (jamespruch.wordpress.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“At first, I was not sure if I wanted to review this book due to the nature of the content. But, I chose to give this book a 5-star rating because I am so glad I had the opportunity to read the book since it gave me a deeper insight about homosexuality and the real effects it can have on someone and their life… If we change the way we view and react to this issue in our world, I truly think it could make a difference for the good of God in the future.”
Reviewer: Charolette Ragsdale (charoletteragsdale.wordpress.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“So who should read this book? I hope everyone who calls themselves a Christian will… as Christians we should be not be anti-Gay but pro-Christ. Sharing the truth with grace.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwaerman (GoodReads.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is an essential read for every Christian who is confused on how to handle homosexuality.”
Reviewer: Andrew Smith (runningtowardschrist.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you are an evangelical Christian wondering how best to think and speak into the current debate about same sex unions and relationships, then this is the book for you… I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Kevin Sorensen (aclutteredmind.org)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly, highly recommend this book. Particularly to Christians who label themselves as homosexual or have same-sex attraction tendencies. Or also to Christians who act like homosexuality is the unforgivable sin.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert (thetalbertreport.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

Is God anti-gay? by Sam Allberry is a good read for anyone truly wanting to know more about the Bible and homosexuality – an extremely hot button issue today in the church and society… Recommended”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor (mtaylor.thoughts.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“I cannot commend this book strong enough.  Please, please read this one.”
Reviewer: Asa Veejay (worldofasa.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is one of the most compassionate and honestly written books by one who has personally struggled and is still struggling with SSA.”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap (booksaint.blogspot.com)
Rating: 4.5 Stars

“This book is pastoral, practical and thoroughly biblical. Also, Allberry’s personal (and current) struggle with same-sex attraction integrates an element of authorial sympathy that many readers will truly appreciate. Furthermore, I am convinced this small book is needed in the sphere of biblical counseling, specifically in providing talking points for Christians who are struggling with their own sexuality. I wholeheartedly recommend this work.”
Reviewer: Clint Letterman (pastpresentblog.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

Is God Anti-Gay is a wonderful book that is biblically balanced, loving and honest from a pastor who struggles with same sex attraction…  I highly recommend it!!!”
Reviewer: Joey Parker (parkerjreviews.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is well worth reading and is strongly recommended.”
Reviewer: Douglas Wallace (pilgrimsontheway.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“Readers will also appreciate the writing style and care that Allberry takes with such a hot-button issue, all while dealing with this issue biblically. ”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc (gazoontite.wordpress.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“Sam writes with a positive attitude and this book is good for everyone to read… I would give [it] 4 out of 5 stars.”
Reviewer: Gert-Paul Van Der Beek (books.gertpaul.nl)
Rating: 4 Stars

Where to Buy:
Look for Is God Anti-Gay? by Sam Allberry at your local Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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    I pray the Lord will use this book!

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