What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?

Denny Burk | May 11, 2015

Kevin DeYoung. What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015. 158 pp. $12.99.

What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? is sort of a “Gagnon for Dummies” (Robert Gagnon is the author of a thorough and technical tome defending the traditional Christian view of homosexuality). Gagnon’s book is a monument of serious biblical scholarship, but it’s so academic that it’s not accessible to the ordinary reader. And yet, there’s never been a more urgent time for ordinary readers to understand what the Bible says about the matter. Though homosexuality is quickly becoming one of the defining issues of our time, many Christians don’t know how—or even if—Scripture speaks on the matter.

Enter Kevin DeYoung, a pastor-scholar who is a master at taking complicated arguments and putting them into a form that anyone can understand. He admits at the outset of his project he doesn’t intend to break any new ground. He aims to create a resource for “moms and dads and lay elders and college students and grandparents and high school administrators and small group leaders and dozens of other ‘ordinary’ people who aren’t sure how to make sense of this issue” (19). And that is exactly what DeYoung achieves in this book.


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