Is God anti-gay?

and other questions about homosexuality, the Bible and same-sex attraction

from 34 reviews

A practical and sensitive exploration of the Bible's teaching on homosexuality.

Part of the Questions Christians Ask series.

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Christians, the church and the Bible seem to be out of step with modern attitudes towards homosexuality and there is growing hostility towards those who hold a different view to the culture's.

So is God homophobic? And how do we relate to both Christians and non-Christians who experience same-sex attraction?

In this short, simple book, Sam Allberry wants to help Christians understand what God has said about these questions in the scriptures. Drawing on his own experience, he offers a positive and liberating way forward through the debate.

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Part of the Questions Christians Ask series: a range of short, simple books designed to help Christians understand what God has said about these questions and many more in the Bible.

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Getting started: the Bible, marriage and sex
  • 2. The Bible and homosexuality
  • 3. Homosexuality and the Christian
  • 4. Homosexuality and the church
  • 5. Homosexuality and the world
  • Conclusion


Age range: 14 - 100
Contributors Sam Allberry
ISBN 9781908762313
Format Paperback
First published May 2013
Dimensions 4.3" x 7" x 0.4"
Print size 9pt
Case quantity 160
Language English
Pages 96
Publisher The Good Book Company

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Timothy Keller

Author and Chairman of Redeemer City to City

Is God Anti-Gay is filled with biblical teaching and pastoral wisdom. Sam writes as a same-sex attracted Christian who does not experience his life as impoverished or sub-human. I am delighted to recommend this book.

Paul Tripp

Pastor; Author, New Morning Mercies

Here is wisdom shaped by personal experience, but also shaped by things that are even more important: love of God, love for people, and a rich, street-level understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I can think of no other book that speaks so lovingly, clearly, practically, and helpfully to this significant issue of our day.

Preston Sprinkle

President of The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender

I was so impressed with how Sam’s first edition of Is God Anti-Gay? was able to engage the topic of sexuality with theological faithfulness and relational care. This is why I am excited to see Sam's new expanded edition of his important book! Sam’s book has always been one of my top recommendations for people wanting to engage the topic, and the new material in this new edition makes a great book even better.

Independent reviews

Is God Anti-Gay?

Nate Collins, The Gospel Coalition, July 15th 2013

In this brief but important book, Sam Allberry combines pastoral wisdom, authentic autobiography, and sound exegesis to provide Christians with a helpful introduction to the topic of homosexuality.... continue reading

For and Against?

Philemon Tracker, Evangelicals Now, July 16th 2013

Sam's testimony is that biblical faith is a source of great comfort and joy. What comes across is a pastor’s heart for people. Sam offers practical pointers for Christians who are struggling with the issue. There is also some helpful guidance for churches that, perhaps more frequently than ever before, are being called upon to support such believers in their life journeys. All this wisdom is set squarely in the context of a succinct exposition of the relevant Bible texts.... continue reading

Is God anti-gay?

Dave McDonald, Macarisms, September 3rd 2014

It’s not shaped by politics, sensationalism, or right-wing ideologies. It’s not seeking to ride the trends of culture or church opinion. This book is an attempt to seek the mind of God honestly and sensitively from the Bible.... continue reading

Customer reviews


“A thorough, helpful, and enlightening read”

(Review written for 'Is God anti-gay? (ebook)')

Is God Anti-gay? Is a short and concise book that provides a goldmine of information, advice, and perspective on the topic of homosexuality and same-sex attraction. Talking from personal experience and always pointing to the Bible, Allberry provides an enlightened and godly approach to how Christians should respond to all sexual issues and how to show the love of Christ to people while also holding firm to the gospel and biblical truth.


“Gods Grace”

First I would like to honour God in this moment and say thank you, for the gift of Salvation that you so freely gave to us.

My testimony - I rededicated my life to Christ 7 years ago. I lived a life of homosexuality and there’s so much to say.

This book helped me understand what God’s word says and what Gods design for us is. It helped me when I share my testimony about what scriptures I reference for those difficult question.

Being set free was never me becoming “straight” but having a relationship with God.

Jesus is the love of my life. It was an easy ready and I encourage anyone to share&read.

God Bless You


“A Biblical, Balanced look at Scripture”

This is a very important and topical issue. In the past the church has been guilty of either stating relevant Bible verses, but with prejudice and without love. Alternatively others have spoke about the love of God, without reference to the truth of His word.
Sam Allberry does a brilliant job presenting the love of God and explaining the relevance and reason for the restrictions within God's word.
Sam shares his personal experience, and that enables him to speak with a greater authority and understanding.



I am so much inspired by reading it not for giving me any arguments for or against various moral issues but just being simply exquisitely HUMANE


“Awesome book”

With so much confusion in society and the church around the topic of same sex attraction this book is a gift from heaven. Sam has presented Godly truths in a relatable down to earth way that leaves the reader inspired, confident and equipped for ministry.


“this is a gospel issue”

Easily readable in 1 or 2 sittings, Biblical and truthful. The author writes from personal experience as a same-sex attracted pastor. He separates the issue from identity to temptation. The crux for me is that he calls same-sex attraction a Gospel issue. We can call it a sin issue, a holiness issue, but the truth is it's a Gospel issue. And that makes all the difference. The Gospel is good news for everyone, whatever the temptation.


“Care and compassion for others in all their diversity.”

Clearly sticks to biblical teachings in a compassionate and caring way. I have circulated this book in my house group as a first look at the complexity of being gay and how we should respond with care and Christian love.


“Excellent on the topic with an even broader scope of application”

Written with faithfulness to the Word and with compassion. I bought the book because of a counseling situation in which I found myself. What I received was not only biblical wisdom to encourage that person, but also wisdom for myself and others when we find ourselves struggling with temptation that we wish would just go away! The enemy uses guilt and shame to isolate us from God and from each other, but in fact, neither temptation nor sin define the believer any longer - Christ does by the power of His death and resurrection! As we come to understand this, the pull of temptation is overcome.Thank you, Sam, for a very helpful little book!


“Brief, Thorough and Biblical”

Great as an introduction to the biblical teaching on this subject. It also covers real life application. It does not go into too much depth so great for someone who is just starting to look into this issue.


“Excellent short coverage”

This book is written from the Bible and the heart. At The King's Cross Methodist Church in Doncaster, we are using it in all our house groups to prepare our minds for discussion on these matters taking place in the denomination. We know where we stand now and firmly.

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