Book Review: Compassion Without Compromise

Compassion without Compromise
How the Gospel Frees Us to Love Our Gay Friends Without Losing the Truth
Adam T. Barr and Ron Citlau

Loving, biblical answers on homosexuality. In the next year at least one of these things will happen in your life. A family member will come out of the closet and expect you to be okay with it. You elementary age child's curriculum will discuss LGBT families. Your company will talk about building a tolerant workplace for LGBT co-workers. Your college-age child will tell you your view on homosexuality is bigoted. 

In their role as pastors, Adam Barr and Ron Citlau have seen how this issue can tear apart families friendship and even churches. In this book they combine biblical answers with practical, real-world advice on how to think about the discuss this issue with those you care about. They also tell the story of Ron's personal journey from same-sex attraction and sexual brokenness to healing. Truth does not preclude kindness - and a good does of humility is necessary to love our neighbors. With sensitivity and winsomeness this book will offer an honest but inviting message to readers: We are all in need of the healing that can only come from the truth of the gospel. 

Adam T. Barr serves as senior pastor at Peace Church near Grand Rapids Michigan. He is the president and founder of Borderlands, a worldview ministry, and served on the board of RCA Integrity a renewal movement in the Reformed Church of America. Adam lives with his wife, Jennifer and four sons in Middleville, Michigan. 

Ron Citlau serves as senior pastor of Calvary Church near Chicago. Ron helped produce curriculum on sexual healing now used by Desert Stream Ministries in hundreds of churches throughout the country. Ron lives with his wife Amy in Crown Point, Indiana. 

I'm not sure that I understand the big deal on gayness. It seems like the sin that everyone wants to fight right now. I get that it confuses life a little since it changes gender roles but come on. Why don't we ever talk about remarriage being a sin? Or gluttony since that seems to be a pretty big deal. The tips in the book are good, and fair but I don't think it's an issue that should be at our forefront. 

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