God and the Gay Christian

God and the Gay Christian

The Biblical Case in Support of Same-sex Relationships

Book - 2014
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Random House, Inc.

God and the Gay Christian is a game changer. Winsome, accessible, and carefully researched, every page is brought to life by the author’s clear love for Scripture and deep, persistent faith. With this book, Matthew Vines emerges as one of my generation’s most important Christian leaders, not only on matters of sexuality but also on what it means to follow Jesus with wisdom, humility, and grace. Prepare to be challenged and enlightened, provoked and inspired. Read with an open heart and mind, and you are bound to be changed.”
— Rachel Held Evans, author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood and Faith Unraveled

As a young Christian man, Matthew Vines harbored the same basic hopes of most young people: to someday share his life with someone, to build a family of his own, to give and receive love. But when he realized he was gay, those hopes were called into question. The Bible, he’d been taught, condemned gay relationships.

Feeling the tension between his understanding of the Bible and the reality of his same-sex orientation, Vines devoted years of intensive research into what the Bible says about homosexuality. With care and precision, Vines asked questions such as:

• Do biblical teachings on the marriage covenant preclude same-sex marriage or not?
• How should we apply the teachings of Jesus to the gay debate?
• What does the story of Sodom and Gomorrah really say about human relationships?
• Can celibacy be a calling when it is mandated, not chosen?
• What did Paul have in mind when he warned against same-sex relations?

Unique in its affirmation of both an orthodox faith and sexual diversity, God and the Gay Christianis likely to spark heated debate, sincere soul search­ing, even widespread cultural change. Not only is it a compelling interpretation of key biblical texts about same-sex relations, it is also the story of a young man navigating relationships with his family, his hometown church, and the Christian church at large as he expresses what it means to be a faithful gay Christian.

Baker & Taylor
Compelling reinterpretations of key Bible texts related to sexual orientation, written by a Harvard student and creator of the popular "Gay Debate" YouTube video, present an accessible case for a modern Christian conservative acceptance of sexual diversity. 35,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Reinterpretations of key Bible texts related to sexual orientation, written by a Harvard student, present an accessible case for a modern Christian conservative acceptance of sexual diversity.

Publisher: [Colorado Springs, Colorado] : Convergent Books, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781601425164
Branch Call Number: 261.8357 V752g
Characteristics: 213 pages ; 22 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

May 04, 2017

This book was a great read, and used sound Biblical interpretation. I enjoyed finding a positive Christian and Gay book.

Jul 28, 2015

“This is REAL Christian Persecution ... “ by David R. Henson, July 21, 2015 . . .

lasha4god Apr 02, 2015

The book lacks in a ability to communicate its ideas and thesis in a clear, concise, way. I'm finding it hard to adsorb, and sometimes even understand the material, despite being an affirming Christian.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at Northern Indiana Database Cluster

To Top