How Should We Think About Gender and Identity? (Questions for Restless Minds)

SKU: 9781683595151
How Should We Think About Gender and Identity? (Questions for Restless Minds)

How Should We Think About Gender and Identity? (Questions for Restless Minds)

SKU: 9781683595151
Author: Rob Smith | Publisher: Lexham Press

How Should We Think about Gender and Identity?

Speak with biblical clarity on gender and identity.

Can someone be born with the wrong body? This question raises moral, social, and legal implications. Do you have a biblical response?

In How Should We Think about Gender and Identity?, Robert S. Smith recognizes that to properly respond, we must first understand. Smith first defines terms and outlines the history and current debates around transgender. God’s word is brought to bear, including its perspective on creation and sin, sex and gender, and body and soul. Learn how you can thoughtfully engage the debate with conviction and display the love of Jesus to your transgender neighbor.

Praise for How Should We Think about Gender and Identity?

Rob Smith is the ideal person to tackle this particular question for restless minds. I know of few people who have approached this issue with such careful attention both to what the Bible says that might bear on this issue and how Christ’s people might care for those who are struggling or distressed by it. This is an issue where emotions are running high at the moment, misin formation abounds, and, tragically, great harm is being caused. Rob is aware of the pain and the need for a gentle word. He is also aware of the goodness of God’s word, the need to study it carefully, and so to speak a true word. I very gladly commend this book.

—Mark D. Thompson, principal, Moore Theological College

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

This is really damaging content.

Not very well written

Pretty clearly they didn't do much research and it comes off as pretty mean and insensitive

Damaging, under-researched, and not a helpful contribution to any debate.

This book is a disaster and a sad insight into how some conservative christians approach gender issues. It's a waste of time for any Christian trying to understand the issues around gender and faith.
Rob Smith engages with the subject in such horrible faith, ridiculing gender diverse identities, fear mongering around complex issues, and intentionally using terms and language that are outdated or transphobic.

The way he engages with scripture is laughable and deeply biased. He ignores both modern scholarship and even the most basic conservative approaches to reading scripture.
Most of all, throughout this whole book there is no empathy. Rob Smith shows no attempt to understand gender diverse people, who they are, and how that might engage with faith. It wouldn't surprise me if Rob Smith has never met a trans person. It makes me question why he was asked to write this book and what value the series editors thought it added.

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