The Bible’s Surprise Ending to the Story of Sexuality and Gender
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
“In this hermeneutic of the street Greg Paul invites us to join him on the twisted, confusing, and conflicted path that has led him to a place of LGBTQ+ affirmation. This is a path taken with deep integrity, courage, and humility. Whether or not you can walk with Paul to the same destination, you will find him to be a good companion and guide along the way.”
—Brian Walsh, co-author of Romans Disarmed and Beyond Homelessness
“Regardless of what you think of Greg Paul’s book Queer Prophets, he’s done us and the church a massive service by writing it. Where Christians have too often bogged down in fruitless, bitter debates about an issue, he sees this man, this woman. He knows their names, has listened well to their stories, and now tells those stories with humility, compassion, and wisdom. No one is more qualified to do so. Greg can navigate Scripture with depth and deftness, but he is no armchair theologian. He has walked with queer folk for more than three decades, and here brings us the fruit of that journey. Many will read this book and disagree with some or all of it. But it is impossible to read this book and not be deeply moved, profoundly convicted, and left with a longing for a more excellent way.”
—Mark Buchanan, author of God Walk: Moving at the Speed of Your Soul
“If you would prefer to avoid linking lived experience with the biblical narrative, this book will be irritating. It seeks to weave together personal story with God’s story. If you prefer strident arguments, this book will be frustrating. It is invitational, and welcoming. If you like books that provide linear and definitive conclusions on controversial matters, this book will be disorienting. It is humble and winsome. If your perspective on the LGBT community is issue-, topic-, and debate-oriented, this book will be disappointing. It is filled with faces, names, and stories. Put your irritation, frustration, disorientation, and disappointment on hold for a short time and listen to this master storyteller.”
—Rod Wilson, author of Exploring Your Anger and How Do I Help a Hurting Friend?