Resources for further insight
Resources for further insight
AFAJ Staff
AFAJ Staff

November 2020This compilation of trusted resources is designed to be a quick reference guide to topics related to God’s plan for gender and sexuality. Each category offers a point of reference to aid in searching for information on a specific topic. However, note that each resource easily fits into more than one category. If the resource is not available at the given website, try other online booksellers and retail outlets. Feel free to duplicate and share this list as a go-to resource for answers to today’s questions on biblical sexuality. (Names and ministries in bold are featured in the In His Image documentary.)

Seeking Hope
A Transgender’s Faith by Walt Heyer is the author’s personal story of what it was like to struggle with the feelings that he should have been a girl and how he came to a point of healing and restoration. (

Freedom Realized: Finding Freedom from Homosexuality and Living a Life Free from Labels by Stephen Black is the author’s personal testimony of breaking free from the bondage of homosexuality and encouraging others to do the same. (

My Daddy’s Secret by Denise Shick is the author’s personal account of how her father’s gender dysphoria affected her family. (

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield is the author’s personal testimony of how Christian hospitality was the beginning of her conversion to Christ after living as a lesbian for almost a decade. (

Trans Life Survivors by Walt Heyer is a compilation of emails from 30 transgenders who discuss their gender transition in view of the latest research. It discusses the human toll that results from transitioning and includes a special section on transgender children. (

Transgender to Transformed: A Story of Transition That Will Truly Set You Free by Laura Perry relates the author’s personal journey from transgenderism to freedom in Christ. (

Can You Be Gay and Christian? Responding With Love and Truth to Questions About Homosexuality by Michael Brown equips Christians to employ both truth and love when responding to those who live in or approve of homosexuality. (

The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics by Robert A. Gagnon offers a thorough analysis of biblical texts specific to homosexuality. (

The Bible and Homosexuality with Robert Gagnon is a two-volume DVD set from the AFA Cultural Institute that examines the foundational issues and texts that should form the basis of a Christian’s approach to homosexuality. (

The Same Sex Controversy: Defending and Clarifying the Bible’s Message About Homosexuality by James White and Jeffrey Niell is a biblical and practical response to the lie that the Bible does not oppose homosexuality. (

What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality by Kevin DeYoung provides both Old and New Testament passages as answers to frequent questions about one of today’s most pressing issues. (

When Homosexuality Hits Home by Joe Dallas discusses what steps should be taken when a loved one announces he or she is gay, and offers scriptural advice on how to handle those difficult conversations. (

Authentic Manhood
 is an online initiative that offers resources designed to provide clear and biblical teaching on God’s design for manhood. The gospel-centered resources include the classic Men’s Fraternity curriculum created by Dr. Robert Lewis and 33 The Series – a multi-volume video series that presents the ageless truths of what it means to be an authentic man. (

Desires in Conflict: Hope for Men Who Struggle with Sexual Identity by Joe Dallas addresses homosexuality from the author’s personal experience and presents hope through redemption in Christ to other men struggling with sexual identity. (

Freedom from Homosexuality is a collection of online videos from First Stone Ministries. Each video is the personal testimony of a former homosexual man who desires for other men to know that there is freedom from homosexuality and a gay identity through a relationship with Jesus Christ. (

Renewing Your Mind by Dennis Jernigan explains how individuals trapped in homosexuality can experience freedom when they overcome the mental battle of identity and see their true identity through God’s Word. The author writes from personal experience in a way that will impact other men who find themselves struggling in similar ways. (

A Wife’s Perspective: A Resource for Wives Who are Dealing with Their Husband’s Marital Unfaithfulness and Sexual Compulsions by Denise Schick ministers to the wives of husbands who have chosen a life of transgenderism, and encourages the women to choose Christ. (

Freedom from Lesbianism is a compilation of online videos from First Stone Ministries. Each video is the personal testimony of a former lesbian who desires for other women to know that there is freedom from the homosexual lifestyle through a relationship with Jesus Christ. (

The Right Kind of Strong by Mary Kassian is a refreshing rallying cry for Christian women to be all God wants them to be by understanding both the biblical and current cultural contexts of womanhood. (

True Woman 101: Divine Design by Mary A. Kassian and Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth is an eight-week Bible study that teaches the importance of biblical womanhood and encourages women to embrace their God-given femininity. (

Where Do I Go From Here? Help for Wives Facing Their Husbands’ Sexual Brokenness by Annette Comiskey is a small book (available only as a PDF) for women whose husbands are dealing with sexual brokenness. The author gives a fresh hope to wives by offering practical wisdom on the roots of a man’s sexual struggle, restoring trust, forgiveness, even separation and divorce. (

Spiritual Growth
Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray offers powerful and practical lessons on how God accomplishes complete surrender in His children. (

Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ by Rosaria Butterfield uses the author’s personal testimony as a former lesbian to address specific issues of the heart. (

50 Crucial Questions: An Overview of Central Concerns about Manhood and Womanhood by John Piper and Wayne Grudem offers biblical answers to the many questions concerning the roles of men and women in today’s society while focusing on the importance of biblical manhood and womanhood. (

The Complete Christian Guide to Understanding Homosexuality by Joe Dallas and Nancy Heche provides a comprehensive overview of homosexuality from a compassionate, Christian perspective. The book deals with questions such as: Are homosexual tendencies genetic? How can homosexuality be explained to a child? How can churches offer hope to homosexuals? (

AFA Cultural Institute Series: Preparing Your Children for the Transgender Revolution
 by Tom Gilson is a one-hour DVD addressing what parents need to know and what children need to hear about the transgender revolution. (

Choosing by Ellie Klipp is a novel for teens that follows a high school student and her friends’ quest to learn the truth about transgenderism and gender identity when faced with the question: Can you choose your gender? They discover that science and biblical teaching affirm each other. (

Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality with Teens by Tom Gilson advises Christian parents on how to have open and honest conversations about homosexuality with their teens. (

I Don’t Have To Choose by Ellie Klipp addresses the topic of transgenderism head-on by teaching children that God made them with specific chromosomes that determine a person’s gender and sexuality. (

It Is Well With My Soul: Finding God’s Peace in the Transgender Storm by Denise Shick pulls from her past of growing up with a transgender father to provide helpful advice for family members of those living in transgenderism. (

The Rainbow’s Not Flat by Ellie Klipp is a children’s book that takes a fresh look at Noah’s ark by focusing on the significance of the rainbow as a symbol of God’s promise. (

When Daddy Leaves to be a Girl by Denise Schick is an illustrated book for children that helps young readers cope with the loss of a parent due to transgenderism. (

Cultural Impact
A Queer Thing Happened to America by Michael Brown chronicles the dramatic cultural changes that have taken place over the past 40 years. The author addresses the question: Is there really a gay agenda? ( and other online booksellers)

The Gay Gospel: How Pro-Gay Advocates Misread the Bible by Joe Dallas is a personal perspective on the pro-gay Christian movement from the author who lived as a “gay Christian” for six years. (

Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality by Nancy Pearcey “goes beyond politically correct talking points to offer a riveting exposé of the dehumanizing secularist ethos that shapes the critical moral and socio-political issues of our day.” (

Outlasting the Gay Revolution: Where Homosexual Activism Is Really Going and How to Turn the Tide by Michael Brown details the rise of the LGBTQ agenda and discusses the attack on conservative values in America, and how Christians can stand for truth in an age of compromise. (

Paper Genders: Pulling the Mask Off the Transgender Phenomenon by Walt Heyer uses personal experience to describe the rise of the transgender movement and how it was started and sustained through corruption and deceit within the medical community. (

Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage by Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet defines and contrasts two different meanings of marriage while revealing a shift in the current understanding of human dignity, freedom, and sex. (

When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by Ryan Anderson sheds light on the physical and psychological effects of gender dysphoria through scientific studies as well as personal testimonies from those who have detransitioned. (Caution: These testimonies contain some profanity.) (

Professional Associations
▶ American College of Pediatricians stands for science and sanity (, 352.376.1877).
▶ American Association of Physicians and Surgeons affirms natural sexuality (, 800.635.1196).
▶ Christian Medical and Dental Association upholds biblical marriage principles (, 888.230.2637).
▶ Catholic Medical Association urges sound medical and psychological therapy (, 484.270.8002).
▶ Alliance for Therapeutic Choice advocates for those with unwanted same-sex attraction (, 888.364.4744).