In just a few short years, massive shifts in public opinion have radically reshaped society’s views on homosexuality. Feeling the pressure to forsake long-held beliefs about sex and marriage, some argue that Christians have historically misunderstood the Bible’s teaching on this issue. But does this approach do justice to what the Bible really teaches about homosexuality? In this timely book, award-winning author Kevin DeYoung challenges each of us—the skeptic, the seeker, the certain, and the confused—to take a humble look at God’s Word. Examining key biblical passages in both the Old and New Testaments and the Bible’s overarching teaching regarding sexuality, DeYoung responds to popular objections raised by Christians and non-Christians alike—offering readers an indispensable resource for thinking through one of the most pressing issues of our day.
At first glance it could seem that I’m reviewing this audiobook because of the recent news about same-sex marriage, but the truth is I got this audiobook a couple of weeks before that. Or maybe I’m just trying to cover up my need for more traffic and visitors, choose the one option that makes me look better, lol.
This is a short audiobook, it starts with an introduction about the intention of the author, which us just to explain some controversial verses about the topic. He himself declares to be against same-sex marriage and defends the traditional view in Christianity through history.
Each one of the chapters deals with a verse or a passage, where DeYoung gives a broader view, putting into context the whole passage, giving more sense and meaning to the text. He compares his view with other revisionist views, the ones that are in agreement with the subject.
The audiobook finishes with three appendices covering some doubts or questions. Kevin DeYoung is careful to answer each one of them not according to his experience but always giving biblical background and putting the Bible as authoritative in every matter.
The chapters and subjects covered in this audiobook are easy to follow. Each chapter is short making easy the task to find a specific part.
The one thing that I found a little bit annoying was the voice of the narrator. It was clear but plain. He makes an excellent job but I feel that his voice lacks emotion and intention.
A recommended audiobook for, as DeYoung puts it, the skeptic, the seeker, the certain, and the confused. You’ll find a lot to chew on for many days and it’ll definitely help you to see this topic with a clearer perspective.
I received this audiobook for free from Christianaudio.com for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.