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Book Review – Speaking of Homosexuality by Joe Dallas

November 17, 2016


As the subtitle “Discussing the Issues with Kindness & Clarity” indicates, Joe Dallas book systematically goes through the careful thinking and words necessary to for a Christian to have a truthful and gracious conversion with a range of individuals on the increasingly contentious issue of homosexuality.

Openly acknowledging the “traditionalist” position is seen as homophobic and hate-speech, the former gay activist writes with an exceptional mix of candor and compassion. Step-by-step he walks through the context of the conversation (ch. 1), the rules of engagement (ch. 3) and the importance of understanding the perspective of the person you are speaking with (ch. 2). Chapter-by-chapter he continues to discuss various issues relating to a Christian conversation about homosexuality, identifying specific questions and comments one often hears against the traditional Christian view on homosexuality and answering each one clearly. He is careful not to throw out all arguments, but identifies the strengths and weaknesses of each concern. At the end of each chapter, “Ten Talking Points” summarize the key principles.

In preparing to teach Marriage & Family Life (again) at Prairie Colleges in Winter 2017 and with a need to address the issues regarding the Bible and homosexuality in the course, Speaking of Homosexuality clearly lays out answers. Dallas’ apologetic and dialogical style are combined with a pastoral heart for an exceptional book. I highly recommend this book, whether you know a family member or friend struggling with homosexuality or you want to know how to express what you believe in a Christ-like manner when the topic arises.

Disclosure: I received this book free from Baker Books through the Baker Books Bloggers http://www.bakerbooks.com/bakerbooksbloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
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2 Comments
  1. Joe Dallas permalink

    Dr. Ibbotson, thank you for taking the time to review and comment on my book. I deeply appreciate it, and hope the Marriage and Family classes at Prairie go very well. God bless.

    • Thanks for being kind enough to drop me a note. May He continue to strengthen and bless you as you speak & write truth with His grace.

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