Former Gay Agnostic Turned Bible Professor Offers Thoughtful and Practical Guide
for Biblical Sexuality and Godly Living Yuan Also Helps Readers Love Those with Same-Sex Attractions and Provides a Biblically-Sound Theology of Marriage & Singleness“The Bible is the most important book the world has for all generations. The Bible is our guide to faith and life. Nothing can compete with it or improve it. But in Dr. Christopher Yuan’s
Holy Sexuality and the Gospel, you are holding in your hands the most important humanly composed book about biblical sexuality and godly living for our times.”
, author of The Gospel Comes with a House Key
& The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
In the popular memoir Out of a Far Country
, in-demand speaker Christopher Yuan detailed his dramatic conversion from an agnostic gay man who put his identity in his sexuality to a Bible professor who now puts his identity in Christ alone.
Now, in Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God's Grand Story
(Multnomah, Nov. 20, 2018) Yuan offers lucid theological and practical insights that lead readers to find their identity in Christ—not in their sexuality
. Yuan thoughtfully and openly
• explains holy sexuality—chastity in singleness and faithfulness in marriage,
• shows where inaccurate perceptions of identity, marriage and singleness from the culture has seeped into the church, and
• provides fresh insight on sharing the essence of the gospel to a gay loved one and walk with truth and grace alongside a fellow Christian with same-sex attractions.
Whether someone wants to share Christ with a loved one who identifies as gay or a reader is personally wrestling with questions of identity, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
will help readers better understand sexuality in light of God’s grand story and realize that holy sexuality is actually good news for all.
An eight-lesson group study guide is included to help readers apply these insights to their daily lives. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christopher Yuan, DMin, has taught at Moody Bible Institute for more than ten years, and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses, and in churches. He coauthored with his mother, Angela, their memoir Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope.
Dr. Christopher graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005, Wheaton College Graduate School in 2007 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and received his doctorate of ministry in 2014 from Bethel Seminary. He has been interviewed in many media outlets, including Christianity Today, In the Market with Janet Parshall, The Eric Metaxas Show
and The Christian Post
. Visit christopheryuan.com for more information.
www.youtube.com/user/christopheryuanMore Praise for Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
“I read a lot of books, and Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
is on the shortlist of most important books I’ve read in the past decade. There’s a desperate need for a biblically-astute and theologically-grounded, yet warm and personal approach to human identity and how it does and doesn’t relate to gender and sexuality. This is that book. This book is profoundly relevant in an age of toxic confusion. It should be read by every person questioning their sexual identity, as well as by every pastor, parent, friend, or sibling.”
author of Heaven
and The Purity Principle
, and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries
“Dr. Christopher Yuan has done something deeply and desperately needed: He has told the great story of what the Bible says about sexuality—and about same-sex attractions—in a way that neither compromises the truth nor the love that is at the heart of that story. God’s overwhelming love for us is expressed in his passion for us to be holy even as he is holy. So he never calls us to mere celibacy or mere happiness but to a transcendent holiness and joy. That is the fullness and the glory of walking with the God who died for us—and God forbid that we should settle for anything less.”
New York Times best-selling author of Bonhoeffer: Prophet, Martyr, Pastor, Spy
, and Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World
“Christopher Yuan is a leader of courage, conviction, and compassion whose life story echoes with amazing grace. This book offers a practical, grounded Christian vision of sexuality in a world culture confused by and obsessed with sex. As the church thinks through how to engage our neighbors on issues such as sexual orientation and gender identity, and on how to disciple our brothers and sisters in Christ who grapple with such temptations, this book will be of immense help.”
president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
“What a gift Christopher Yuan is to the body of Christ. His journey into ‘a far country’ and back home into union with Christ has led him to grapple with hard questions we are all asking (or need to be asking) these days about sexuality, identity, sanctification (both the process and the goal), and what it means to mortify sin and wage war against idols of the heart. In his treatment of these important topics, Christopher is at once humble, compassionate, insightful, and unwaveringly committed to holiness, the authority of Scripture, and the glory of God. Penning this book no doubt required intense exertion and great courage. Thank you, Christopher, for being willing to stay the course—for the sake of us all and, preeminently, for Christ’s sake.”
—Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
, author, teacher, and host of Revive Our HeartsRelease date:
Nov. 20, 2018 Religion/Christian Living
ISBN 9780735290914 ● Trade Paperback ● 256 Pages ● $15.99 U.S./$21.99 Canada
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