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  • Writer's pictureJohn Davis

Four Great Books on Same-Sex Attraction

The following are four books I consistently recommend to anyone who either struggles with same-sex attraction or would like to learn more about how to think about it from a biblical perspective. All of these books are written by men or women who experience same-sex attraction personally and are denying those desires while pursuing Christ and obedience to God's word.


This is the book I give away to others most often. It's a short, easy read written by a

pastor who has experienced same-sex attraction his entire life. He remains unmarried. Sam Allberry also regularly speaks at apologetics events for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.


The subtitle to this book is The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate Life. This book seeks to answer the question, "Is it actually reasonable to expect some people who experience same-sex attraction to live a celibate lifestyle?" Ed Shaw provides a wonderful answer.


Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured professor of Women's Liberation Studies at Syracuse and in a committed lesbian relationship when a neighbor, who happened to be a pastor, started becoming friends with her and sharing the gospel. She became a Christian and then had to face the reality of what that meant for her sexuality. She is also a wonderful writer.


Jackie Hill Perry is an author, spoken-word poet, and artist. This is a memoir, much like the Rosaria Butterfield book above. It's also fascinating, biblical, and very helpful.



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