Transgender: Christian compassion, convictions and wisdom for today's big questions

Transgender: Christian compassion, convictions and wisdom for today's big questions

There's been huge cultural change in the last few decades. Same-sex marriage would have been unthinkable 20 or 30 years ago. Now it's almost universally accepted in the Western world. Now suddenly the issue of transgender is the next big social, cultural issue that has dominated the headlines. Vaughan Roberts surveys the Christian worldview and seeks to apply these princi There's been huge cultural change in the last few decades. Same-sex marriage would have been unthinkable 20 or 30 yea...

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Title:Transgender: Christian compassion, convictions and wisdom for today's big questions
Author:Vaughan Roberts
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Genres:Religion
ISBN:1784981958
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:75 pages pages

Transgender: Christian compassion, convictions and wisdom for today's big questions Reviews

  • Lauren
    Jan 28, 2019
    Loving and thoughtful response by someone who really gets it When discussing things based on identity it's easy for people to feel hurt and rejected, which is the last thing Jesus wants when he loves us all so dearly. Vaughan Roberts has openly discussed his own struggles with sexua...
  • Jonathan Seger
    Oct 01, 2017
    I picked this up to get a little better understanding on what ?transgender? means and how I might respond to the issue, especially since it?s come up so much lately in our culture. This is by no means an exhaustive book on transgenderism from a Christian perspective, but it is a ...
  • Courtney Huskisson
    Jun 18, 2018
    This book is an excellent and well balanced introduction to what is happening on the battle front of gender in our culture and how Christians can live and respond. An incredibly accessible and short read. Roberts introduces where things are presently in the culture with clarity, ye...
  • Bill
    Jun 08, 2017
    A fantastically helpful gospel-centred approach to the transgender topic, and to sexuality in general. Confident, clear and compassionate. Highly recommended! Chapter 1: A transgender person is someone whose feelings about their gender don't fit with their biological sex. Two common...
  • Graham Heslop
    Nov 15, 2016
    While I can appreciate that this is a brief introduction to some "talking points" on transgenderism, I found myself frustrated that the bulk of the book (chapters 3 to 5) was taken up with an exposition of the gospel, using the creation-fall-redemption frame. Furthermore, Roberts provi...
  • Adam
    May 30, 2017
    For what it is, and for what it claims to be (short, readable summary of the issue at hand), it is excellent. Some moments of genuine insight and clarity for me. ...
  • Hopson
    Jul 11, 2017
    Crucial introductory reading for Christians wanting to think through the transgender issue from a biblical perspective. Roberts is compassionate, clear, and convictionally rooted in biblical truth. And at 80 pages this book could easily be read in one sitting. Highly recommend this one...
  • Vanya
    Oct 26, 2017
    It started pretty good, I liked the emphasis on being kind, it's clear the author talked to LGBTQ+ people and has taken measures to ensure that this book does not offend in any way. However, there are some argumental flaws later on in the booklet. I also feel that the booklet was wr...
  • Josh
    Sep 18, 2018
    An excellent, short primer on transgender issues. Roberts uses the framework of creation, fall, and redemption to analyze and start the discussion. Certainly not an exhaustive resource, but a very helpful starting point. ...
  • John
    Oct 05, 2016
    This is a very helpful book on a very important topic. Christians must be equipped to discuss this issue from a biblical perspective and this book serves as a helpful introduction. It is a very easy read (you could probably finish it in hour). Because of its accessibility and the impor...
  • Kris
    Jan 14, 2017
    It?s always wise to judge a book by what it claims itself to be. In the case of ?Transgender?, Vaughan Roberts states that his purpose is not to present a thorough treatment of all the issues surrounding transgenderism, but ?rather, our aim is to give you an accessible introduc...
  • Michael Philliber
    Mar 06, 2018
    What is gender dysphoria? How are we to think about someone who is transgender? Is there a way to respond that is both compassionate while being committed to the biblical ethos? Vaughan Roberts, Rector of St Ebbe's Church - Oxford, Director of the Proclamation Trust, and one who grappl...
  • Mark
    Oct 15, 2016
    Vaughan Roberts is a past master of pithy clarity and concise overview - exemplified by his great popularisation of Graeme Goldsworthy's work in his God's Big Picture: Tracing the Story-Line of the Bible. Over the years he has written on a number of theological and ethical issues in si...
  • Eudora
    Mar 24, 2018
    A short book that can be read in a single sitting in eg, a free day. Cannot answer all questions - and is aware of it, makes it known that it cannot and will not do so. Possibly serves as a primer and best followed up with one that explores the subject in more detail. Clearly structure...
  • David Monreal
    Apr 05, 2018
    Great Introduction to a Difficult Issue With wisdom, grace, and conviction Roberts addresses the issues surrounding Gender Identity Disorder/transgender. This was a very clear and helpful book from a man who understands deep struggles. ...
  • Stuart Turton
    Sep 13, 2017
    What more could you want from a short little book aimed at giving a basic biblical framework for navigating a hot-button topic of our time? Simple and clear (vintage Roberts), compassionate in his recognition that this is about people and not simply abstract ethical issues, and firmly ...
  • Dan
    Jan 15, 2017
    A compassionate and thoroughly biblical introduction re. transgenderism. Roberts understands that this is not simply an issue to be debated but something that impacts real people who are created in the image of God and loved by him. He starts by helpfully defining terms related to ...
  • Dylan Brady
    Apr 14, 2017
    Short but helpful biblical crash course through the topic of Transgenderism and how the church should respond. Something we all need to read. ...
  • Thaddeus
    Nov 06, 2018
    This book is pretty much what the description said it was: "This short book gives an overview and a starting point for constructive discussion as we seek to live in a world with different values, and love, serve and relate to transgender people." It is most definitely an overview an...
  • Aaron Smith
    Jan 24, 2018
    Excellent introduction to an evolving topic. Helpful definitions and pastoral advice regarding how to approach those who are experiencing gender dysphoria or identify as transgender. While I believe Roberts succeeded in his main goal of introducing the topic as it relates to the gospel...
  • Calvinist Batman
    Oct 22, 2016
    This was a good book, particularly for one struggling with the topic. Not very extensive, but it's not meant to be. The last two chapters are worth the book, "Rescue" and "Wisdom". I really hope those reading it take home the point of being respectful (though I'm sure will disagree wit...
  • Alyssa
    Jan 02, 2018
    Another short, well written overview of the issues surrounding the transgender argument, that is an excellent introduction to the topic. The biblical argument built well through the chapters and the exortation to love and direct to Christ first is sorely needed in the Christian communi...
  • Tom Wilding
    Mar 22, 2017
    A short (and, I think, helpful) introduction to thinking more biblically (and sensitively) about a very current question. It was great to see recommended further reading at the back of the book. I look forward to seeing the insights that more discussion on this topic will provide for C...
  • Alice Gent
    Oct 12, 2017
    This is a very short book (67 pages) and aims to ?give you an accessible introduction to the many questions that surround the transgender issue, as we hold our questions up to the big story of the Bible: the story of creation, fall, redemption, and eternity.? It is written for Chri...
  • Sarah Norton
    Aug 06, 2017
    An excellent book about a hard topic. The transgender movement has many Christians confused and worried, I include myself in this. Roberts does a wonderful job of explaining what being transgender means and the various definitions used the LGBTQ community. Roberts goes a step further i...
  • Tommy Humbert
    May 31, 2018
    Good for what it claimed to be: a very brief introduction to how we can think about transgender people. Key word being people, all of whom are worthy of our love and respect. ...
  • Imogen Beatrice
    Jul 18, 2017
    This book does what it says - it is a short book examining how Christians should approach transgender in light of the gospel. It's not meant to be comprehensive but it's a good summary, non-judgemental, Biblical and has some useful references to explore further. Though I've read qu...
  • Jake Burlaga
    Mar 09, 2019
    I think this read is very helpful, it is helpful for those who do not know much about those who are transgender. This book gives a clear Christian vision of how to interact with those who struggle with gender dysphoria. For instance, those struggling with gender dysphoria are strugglin...
  • Caylon DePalma
    Feb 07, 2019
    This is an excellent short work devoted to helping Christians to understand the meaning of transgenderism, and how to lovingly speak life, truth, and hope to those wrestling with it. Vaughan masterfully weaves the overarching story of Creation, Fall, and Redemption (what he calls Re...
  • Brenda Daniels
    Aug 06, 2019
    Vaughan Roberts argues very clearly in 'Transgender' that humans rebelled against against God by attempting to define their own identities and define right and wrong for themselves. The right to define our own identities leads very naturally to the current transgender debate in which h...