Here are some books that are informing my journey. I hope you approach them with an open mind and heart.
July 22, 2018
Vicky’s book reads like a novel. It’s a page-turner because she writes with such clarity and raw honesty. If you’ve ever had the privilege to meet her at one of the many worship events she’s led, or after a talk she’s given, you know that she is a genuine person who loves God and is loved by God. Listen to her story.
I first heard of Matthew Vines via his now-famous YouTube video. His hour-long talk at his conservative church about what it means to be gay and Christian. Few years later he had started the Reformation Project. And I had the profound, life-changing experience of going to one of those conferences in 2017 and got Matthew’s book with his autograph 🙂
I found this book at a theological conference at a well-known evangelical seminary in SoCal. I was nervous as hell buying this book so I also picked up a Dallas Willard book on hearing God. This heady book argues the biological diversity of God’s good creation that we see in intersex people gives us cause to reassess our theology.
While not specifically about LGBTQ theology, Rachel Held Evans’ book in very creative ways, lays out for us what dusty commentaries and heady books by theologians have been saying all along: How we read the Bible will either inspire us to meet afresh Christ the true Word of God, or miss him for straining out gnats and swallowing camels.
Nicole’s story is the first book I’ve ever read about being transgender. The story of the journey that her family took, is amazing. I appreciate the author’s scientific journalism background shining through, shedding light on the biological aspects of people who are born trans. It reads like a novel.
Austen was the first transgender Christian I found online. His theological training and easygoing persona on YouTube shine in this book that is at once academic and accessible.