Is God Anti-Gay? (audiobook)

Is God Anti-Gay? (audiobook)

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

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

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It's the hot topic of the moment. 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. So is God homophobic? And what do we say, and how do we relate to to both Christians and non Christians who experience same-sex attraction.

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

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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


Contributors Sam Allberry
Format Audiobook
First published May 2013
Language English
Pages 96
Publisher The Good Book Company

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.

Denny Burk

Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, Louisville, KY

Sam is a same-sex attracted Christian, and a faithful brother. I cannot overstate how grateful I am for his life and testimony. The Lord has raised him up for our time. If you haven’t yet read Sam’s book, you need to.

Russell D. Moore

President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, Author, Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ

The gospel is good news, for homosexuals too. The gospel doesn't define us by our temptations but by the righteousness of Christ. This book sets forth the biblical case. The author captures perfectly the gospel's call to repentance and offer of mercy. Read this book and consider how God is calling you to love, in word and in deed, all of those around you.

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 15th 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”

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

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”

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

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.



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

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”

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

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”

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

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.”

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

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”

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

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”

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

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”

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

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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