“Compassion Without Compromise” by Adam T. Barr and Ron Citlau

Compassion without compromise sets the tone for their brief book. They speak clearly, concisely and conversationally about the issue at hand which is how Christians should treat homosexuals while surrounded by a culture that demands their silence or cooperation.
What I appreciate the most is that two people from very different backgrounds collaborated on this book. Ron speaks from his own experience, as a former homosexual, of the transforming power of Christ. It is easy to dismiss a person’s convictions as ignorant or false, but difficult to argue against experience. Adam on the other hand, was a pastor’s kid. This book seamlessly flows together to proclaim its message—and proves by it’s very existence that Christians with different backgrounds can and should have the same view of homosexuality, the Bible, and God’s transforming power.

The writing style does not assume the reader is a Christian or shares their views, but explains what they believe reasonably, without apology, with an overarching love for people—the real people—who are affected by this issue. I found it interesting and relevant. Without being trendy they give demonstrable analogies.
At ninety-pages, it is a quick, but profound, read. A must-read for all Christians, in my opinion. If you want a succinct but practical book about homosexuality and the Christian this is it. If you want to know more about the issue, it will tell you where to look.

Thank you to NetGalley (https://www.netgalley.com/) and Bethany House for providing me with this book to read and review.


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