Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted Book Cover Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted
Ron Citlau
Bethany House
March 14, 2017
176

A Message of Hope and Grace

Sometimes in our big-picture discussions about homosexuality and same-sex marriage, we lose sight of the person in the middle of the struggle. Whether that struggler is you or someone you care about, there are two fundamental questions that need to be answered: How can someone with same-sex attraction be faithful to Jesus? And how can everyone else support and encourage them in this pursuit?

With clarity and grace, author and pastor Ron Citlau will help you think through every option the Bible offers--and what it does not. Having personally dealt with same-sex attraction, walked with others still struggling, and pastored those with gay loved ones, he encourages readers to think deeply and biblically about heterosexual marriage, singleness, celibacy, and more.

Discover the remarkable gifts God provides to the same-sex-attracted Christian who desires to faithfully follow Jesus. And learn how others can come alongside them with love, encouragement, and grace.

This week the Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted by Ron Citlau.

“I recommend it to people with same-sex attraction and to the people who minister to them.”
Reviewer: Robert Morton
Rating: 5 Stars

“The discussion of Citlau’s view on sexual identity compared to those of other orthodox Christians was very insightful. In fact an entire book could be devoted to it, and I would read it as well.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“The points on Why Gay Marriage Cannot Cause Human Flourishing were really good… I personally will now be more compassionate with everyone no matter what their sexual preference because God loves them and I should too!”
Reviewer: Pauline Burnes
Rating: 3 Stars

Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted is just that – a word of hope. With so much focus in the Church today upon the nature of the sin, Ron’s book is a powerful correction and reminder that the Gospel is about transformation, not condemnation. Ron has written a book that will be helpful going forward both for the same-sex struggler and the church called to welcome them in truth and love. I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Scott Nichols
Rating: 5 Stars

“Ron not only includes his own testimony but the testimony of several others who live out their Christian faith in spite of their same-sex attraction. He demonstrates that there is hope. He clearly articulates the gospel and the necessity of involvement in the local church. There is much worthwhile in this book, for those struggling with homosexuality and their friends, family and church leaders.”
Reviewer: Greg Wilson
Rating: 4 Stars

“Is Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted the be-all-end-all on this topic? By no means! But of the resources I have read, it is an excellent introduction.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 4 Stars

“…a useful resource for churches, leaders and friends seeking to help persons struggling with unwanted same sex attraction. I think everyone interested in this topic would do good to read it.”
Reviewer: Xi Ming
Rating: 4 Stars

“…it could be good to start a conversation about what hope for the Christian who has non traditional sexual attraction patterns looks like.”
Reviewer: Nate Claiborne
Rating: 3 Stars

“This is a book the church and people with same-sex attraction need. Thank you, Ron.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler, Jr.
Rating: 5 Stars

“No matter what side of the fence you are on, this book is extremely relevant, unique and will help you understand sexuality from both sides.”
Reviewer: Sarah Storm
Rating: 4 Stars

Don’t miss Ron Citlau’s interview on The Shaun Tabatt Show.

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Praying for Girls by Teri Lynne UnderwoodThank you for your interest in reviewing Praying for Girls. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

What Are Your Biggest Concerns for Your Daughter?

Do you feel uncertain about what or how to pray for your daughter? You’re not alone! Praying for our daughters can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. This easy-to-use book features 200 Scripture-based prayers that cover key areas of every girl’s life:

Her identity–finding her security and strength in God’s love and acceptance
Her heart–pursuing a life of purity and devotion to the Lord
Her mind–committing to growing in wisdom and discernment regardless of her circumstances
Her relationships–developing skills and attitudes to foster healthy relationships
Her purpose–trusting God with her life, gifts, and passions

With simple ideas to nurture your daughter’s faith from toddler through teen, this encouraging book will equip you to pray with more confidence and power.

Praise for Praying for Girls:

“After losing my mother young, I grew up surrounded by boys. And after having two boys of my own, I was straight-up terrified of having a girl. A girl was all-new territory to me. For this mom afraid of messing up her daughter, this book is a lifeline. I might not be able to bubble wrap my girl away from the world, but I sure can wrap her up in fierce prayers and send her out into it bravely. Each prayer, each activity, each new way of seeing my girl with Jesus’ eyes filled me with gratitude and a hearty Amen for this book!”
Lisa-Jo Baker, author of Never Unfriended and Surprised by Motherhood, and community manager at incourage.me

“This book makes me so happy. For years I’ve been asked to recommend a book about praying for girls, and now I finally can! Teri Lynne Underwood is deeply committed to the truth of God’s Word, and she understands how to apply it to godly parenting. This practical and highly usable book will change a generation of future women. As a mom raising two sons who will one day need godly wives, I’m thrilled at that possibility!”
Brooke McGlothlin, co-founder of the MOB Society (for mothers of boys) and author of Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most

Teri Lynne UnderwoodAbout the Author: Teri Lynne Underwood leads Prayers for Girls, a popular online community for mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and anyone else who wants to invest in praying for the girls in their lives. A frequent contributor to parenting blogs, Teri Lynne lives in northern Alabama with her husband and their teenaged daughter. Learn more at www.terilynneunderwood.com and www.prayersforgirls.com.

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Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Bethany House
  • ISBN:  9780764219603
  • Page Count:  208 Pages

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One Nation Without Law by Phil HotsenpillerThank you for your interest in reviewing One Nation without Law. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

A rising tide of lawlessness is sweeping the world.

The daily reports of evil and injustice are growing in number and intensity, causing most of us to freeze in fear or sink into hopelessness. But did you know all this was foretold? And that you can still live a life of hope?

In these pages, pastor and end-times expert Phil Hotsenpiller will help you begin to connect the dots between biblical prophecy about lawlessness and current events. As you begin to see God’s perspective, you can–and will–see what purpose these struggles serve in His plans. You’ll be able to confront your fears and frustrations, gain a hopeful outlook for the future and move forward with confidence, because God is still in control. Here are practical, everyday ways you can respond with faith, hope and love to the daily lawlessness you see around you–and make our world a better place until the return of Jesus Christ.

Praise for One Nation Without Law:

“Both a prophetic warning and an inspiring call to action. A must-read.”
-ERICK STAKELBECK, host, TBN’s The Watchman show; director, Christians United for Israel’s Watchman Project

“An excellent and inspiring read!”
-WARD L. SMITH, chief of police (ret.), Placentia (California) Police Department

“A remarkable piece of work!”
-MICHAEL P. CHENÉ, colonel (ret.), United States Marine Corps

Phil HotsenpillerAbout the Author: Phil Hotsenpiller is a pastor and expert in the field of end-time prophecy. He has been interviewed on the subject of Armageddon and the post-apocalyptic world by various media outlets, including the Washington Post, USA Today, CNN, the Christian Post, the Telegraph and Fox News. He lives with his wife, Tammy, in Orange County, California, where he serves as senior pastor of Influence Church.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Chosen Books
  • ISBN:9780800798437
  • Page Count:  224 Pages

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Reformation Women: Sixteenth-Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity's Rebirth by Rebecca VanDoodeward

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Women are an essential element in church history. Just as Deborah, Esther, and the New Testament Marys helped shape Bible history, so the women of the Reformed church have helped to make its history great. In Reformation Women, Rebecca Vandoodewaard introduces readers to twelve sixteenth-century women who are not as well known today as contemporaries like Katie Luther and Lady Jane Grey. Providing an example to Christians today of strong service to Christ and His church, these influential, godly women were devoted to Reformation truth, in many cases provided support for their husbands, practiced hospitality, and stewarded their intellectual abilities. Their strength and bravery will inspire you, and your understanding of church history will become richer as you learn how God used them to further the Reformation through their work and influence.

Table of Contents:

  1. Anna Reinhard
  2. Anna Adlischweiler
  3. Katharina Schutz
  4. Margarethe Blaurer
  5. Marguerite de Navarre
  6. Jeanne d’Albret
  7. Charlotte Arbaleste
  8. Charlotte de Bourbon
  9. Louise de Coligny
  10. Catherine Willoughby
  11. Renee of Ferrara
  12. Olympia Morata

Praise for Reformation Women:

“The modern resurgence of Reformed theology, publishing, and ministry is not just for those with beards. Nor has it ever been, for a healthy Calvinism has always seen women making incredible contributions. With crisp prose showing how biblical femininity resulted in a strength among a dozen Reformed women that was both “tough and ladylike,” Rebecca VanDoodewaard has done all the church—both men and women—a tremendous service in providing this work. She brings the lesser-known ladies from Good’s original Famous Women of the Reformed Church alive for a new generation.”
—Barry York, professor of pastoral theology and dean of faculty, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary

“When this book arrived on my doorstep, I was anxious to read it. Few accessible works exist on the heroines of the Reformation, so I read these biographies with the desire to learn. But I walked away with more than learning; I was challenged and inspired. I have new heroes of the faith, and so will every Christian who reads this wonderful collection. Thank you, Rebecca Vandoodewaard, for introducing many of us to these saintly women and sharing their testimonies— testimonies that can’t help but encourage every saint to live more for Christ.”
—Jason Helopoulos, associate pastor, University Reformed Church, Lansing, Michigan

Reformation Women is a book of rare quality and interest as Rebecca VanDoodewaard opens up a whole new dimension in the ongoing story of Christ’s church. We learn of the enormous contribution made by twelve women to the progress of the Reformation in the sixteenth century. Here we have women from diverse backgrounds—some of whose names we can hardly pronounce—whom God raised up and used in a remarkable way. You will be humbled and inspired by these pages and long to serve God better in whatever sphere you have been placed.”
—Faith Cook, author of Lady Jane Grey: Nine Day Queen of England and several other Christian biographies and historical books

About the Author: Rebecca VanDoodewaard is a wife, mother, and author of several books.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Reformation Heritage Books
  • ISBN: 9781601785329
  • Page Count:  152 Pages

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God's Smuggler, Young Reader's Edition by Brother AndrewThank you for your interest in reviewing God’s Smuggler, Young Reader’s Edition. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Bestselling, Timeless Classic Now Abridged for Young Readers

With over 10 million sold, this classic work is now available in a new edition for young readers ages 9 to 12, complete with riveting illustrations. The exciting narrative follows the dangerous true-life mission of Brother Andrew, a Dutch factory worker who goes undercover to transport Bibles across closed borders. The courage of this young man will thrill a new generation of readers. They will meet one of the heroes of the faith–and discover the miraculous ways in which God provides for those who trust him.

Let Brother Andrew’s powerful adventure story, which has awed millions, inspire the young people in your life. Through its pages they will grow in knowledge of the mission field and understand more clearly what it means to risk everything to follow God’s heart.

 

About the Author: Brother Andrew began taking Bibles to Christians behind closed borders in 1955. That work has since developed into Open Doors International. He is the author and coauthor of numerous books, including God’s Smuggler. Brother Andrew makes his home in the Netherlands.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Chosen Books
  • ISBN:  9780800798055
  • Page Count:  224 Pages

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  • Tour Dates:  July 3-9, 2017
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