Here's a few of the top books I finished last month. Happy reading!
Black Lives Matter. Love Is Love. Gay Rights Are Civil Rights. Women’s Rights Are Human Rights. Transgender Women Are Women. These five statements comprise a secular creed, belief statements that are foundational to many people in the West today. Rebecca McLaughlin responds to this secular creed with compassion and conviction, providing the reader with an example on how to engage these well-intentioned beliefs without compromising the truth.
Nancy Pearcey is a clear and careful thinker, something we need when addressing issues related to gender and sexuality in the 21st century. Somewhat counterintuitively, Pearcey suggests that one of the problems in our current day is that we undervalue the goodness of the human body. God created the human body and said it was “very good.” Much of the gender and sexual confusion in our world stems from a failure to believe this is true.
One of the fiercest arguments among Christian theologians and Bible teachers over the past few decades as been the roles of men and women in the home and the church. These debates have spawned conferences, parachurch organizations, and doctrinal statements, and even theological terms like “complementarianism” and “egalitarianism.” But make no mistake, these are not ivory tower theological debates. One way or another they’ll impact your church and probably even your home. So where should you go to understand the issues? Kevin DeYoung’s book is a great place to start. As the subtitle says it’s short, biblical, and practical. And highly beneficial.