Resource list compiled by Bruce A. Hess
Books — General
- Love Thy Body – Nancy Pearcey: A detailed evaluation of today’s prominent culture view of sexuality. She traces its roots to Darwinism (replacing a loving Creator with aimlessness & purposelessness). The ultimate result is the catastrophic loss of the truth that our bodies & sex are a designed gift from God.
Books — Same Sex Issues
- If you have a family member, co-worker or friend: When Homosexuality Hits Home – Joe Dallas
- Male with same sex attraction issues: Desires in Conflict – Joe Dallas . . . OR You Don’t Have to be Gay – Jeff Konrad (google for a used copy) (a series of letters between friends…good understanding & help)
- Female with same sex attraction issues: Restoring Sexual Identity – Anne Paulk
- Her real life story: Gay Girl, Good God – Jackie Hill Perry
- Freedom Realized: Finding Freedom from Homosexuality & Living a Life Free from Labels – Stephen Black
- Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents Guide to Discussing Homosexuality with Teens – Tom Gilson
- Holy Sexuality and the Gospel (for all Jesus followers) by Christopher Yuan
Local Counseling Resource
- First Stone Ministries, Oklahoma City, OK (405) 236-4673
- Video Testimonies—Men, click here
- Video Testimonies—Women, click here
- Video Testimonies—Men, Women, Friends & Family, Wives and Ministers, click here
Helpful Web Sites
- Living Hope Ministries
- Genesis Counseling (Joe Dallas)
- One by One
- Living Stone Ministries – Testimonies, articles, books
- Mastering Life Ministries – Resources from porn to child sexual abuse to sex addiction to same sex issues to transgenderism. Click “Media Library” then “Articles/Videos”
- Desert Stream Ministries
Click “Need Help?” then “Resources” then “Articles”
Videos: Testimonies and teaching (click here)
- Teaching on Manhood: authenticmanhood.com
Written Testimonies of Victory in Christ
- Stephen Black’s story (President of First Stone, OKC), click here.
- Dennis Jernigan’s story, click here.
Books — on The Bible and Homosexuality
- What Does the Bible Teach About Homosexuality? – Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock (an excellent first read)
- Excellent eBook response to Matthew Vines’ book God and the Gay Christian, click here.
- What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality – Kevin DeYoung
- The Gay Gospel: How Pro-Gay Advocates Misread the Bible – Joe Dallas (a great place to start)
- Can You Be Gay and Christian? – Michael L. Brown (more detailed)
- The Bible and Homosexual Practice – Robert A. J. Gagnon (most detailed)
- Finding freedom from habitual sin, click here.
- Other written resources addressing female same sex attraction, click here.
- Other written resources addressing male same sex attraction, click here.
- A good place to start…the informative film – In His Image: Delighting in God’s Plan for Gender & Sexuality.
-may be too mature for children
-can be streamed for free (by submitting your email address) at inhisimagemovie.com
-DVD can be purchased at afastore.net
- help4families.org Articles, video testimonies, more
- PDF: 21 Reasons Why Gender Matters
- (DVD) Preparing Your Children for the Transgender Revolution – can be purchased at afastore.net ($7.00 includes free shipping)
- Laura Perry’s website with links and resources transgendertotransformed.com
- sexchangeregret.com Articles, links, video information
- What Does The Bible Teach About Transgenderism? – Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock (An excellent first read.)
- Understanding Gender Confusion: A Faith based perspective – Denise Shick (Encouragement & wisdom for families)
- I Don’t Have to Choose – Ellie Klipp (book for young children)
- God and the Transgender Debate – Andrew T. Walker (a biblical evaluation)
- Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters – by Abigail Shrier (A secular, but helpful perspective that offers insights into today’s social environment & how it often draws teen girls toward transgenderism.)
- It is Well with My Soul: Finding God’s Peace in The Transgender Storm – Denise Shick (Shick’s personal journey towards experiencing victory in the face of personal & family pain, including her father’s transgender issues)
- Transgender to Transformed – Laura Perry (her personal story of transformation)
- My Daddy’s Secret – Denise Shick (her personal story)
- A Transgender’s Faith – Walt Heyer (true story of one man’s struggle)
- Paper Genders – Walt Heyer (the dark side of transgenderism and gender surgery)
- When Harry Became Sally – Ryan Anderson (a more scholarly, scientific book that identifies some of the faulty presuppositions that undergird transgenderism)
Below are the videos from the three part sermon series “Current” that Pastor Bruce Hess preached in the fall of 2014 at Wildwood on the topic of Same Sex attraction and Same Sex Marriage: