Compassion Without Compromise by Adam T. Barr and Ron Citlau

Book description:

Loving, Biblical Answers on Homosexuality

In the next year at least one of these things will happen in your life:
• A family member will come out of the closet and expect you to be okay with it.
• Your elementary-age child’s curriculum will discuss LGBT families.
• Your company will talk about building a tolerant workplace for LGBT co-workers.
• Your college-age child will tell you your view on homosexuality is bigoted.

Are you ready?

In their role as pastors, Adam Barr and Ron Citlau have seen how this issue can tear apart families, friendships, and even churches. In this book they combine biblical answers with practical, real-world advice on how to think about and discuss this issue with those you care about. They also tell the story of Ron’s personal journey from same-sex attraction and sexual brokenness to healing.

Truth does not preclude kindness–and a good dose of humility is necessary to love our neighbors. With sensitivity and winsomeness, this book will offer an honest but inviting message to readers: We are all in need of the healing that can only come from the truth of the gospel.

My review:

This is the first book of this kind that I have ever read, so it was very informative for me.  The topic of homosexuality is everywhere and it is difficult to know how to reconcile biblical mandates to love one another with alternative lifestyles.  Barr and Citlau offer a well-written book to help readers navigate the tricky waters.

I was impressed with the logic presented in this book.  Whether you agree or disagree with what the authors’ viewpoint, I think anyone could appreciate the logical arguments they put forth.  It isn’t easy to write about such a hot button topic without becoming too emotional, but Barr and Citlau achieve it.

The most helpful part of the book for me was the question and answer section at the back of the book.  I haven’t experienced most of the situations personally, but I feel more confident about how to respond in a manner that would be pleasing to God.

If you are interested in learning more about how to “love gay friends without losing the truth” this book provides a lot of information in a short, easy to read book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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