Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians by Austen Hartke. This work provides access into an underrepresented and misunderstood community and will change the way readers think about transgender people, faith, and the future of Christianity. By introducing transgender issues and language and providing stories of both biblical characters and real-life narratives from transgender Christians living today, Hartke helps readers visualize a more inclusive Christianity, equipping them with the confidence and tools to change both the church and the world.
Be the Brave One: Living your Spiritual Values Out Loud and Other Life Lessons by Ann Kansfield, the first female and openly gay chaplain at the New York Fire Department. Kansfield uses her characteristic wit and knack for accessible storytelling to reveal how an adventurous faith rooted in living out your convictions can bring about radical change in the world. From authenticity and courage, to perseverance and gratitude, in Kansfield’s journey you will find the insight and tools to name and claim your own core spiritual values.
Embracing the Journey: A Christian Parent’s Blueprint to Loving Your LGBTQ Child by Greg and Lynn McDonald is a sympathetic, compassionate, and inspiring guide for parents—from the founders of one of the first Christian ministries for parents of LGBTQ children.
Queerfully and Wonderfully Made by Leigh Finke
Are you LGBTQ+? Not sure? Whether you’re queer or questioning, understanding sexuality and gender identity can be confusing. And if you’re a Christian, questions of identity can be even scarier. Is there something wrong with you? Will your friends accept you? When should you tell your family? What about church? Queerfully and Wonderfully Made: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens has answers to all these questions and more.
Welcoming and Affirming is the follow up to Queerfully and Wonderfully Made, to help guide congregations and faith communities to becoming truly inclusive of LGBTQ youth.
Made, Known, Loved is another strong resource for building welcoming youth serving ministries.
Love Lives Here by Amanda Jetté Knox is an inspirational story of accepting and embracing two trans people in a family–a family who shows what’s possible when you “lead with love.”
Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child by Telaina Eriksen offer no nonsense tips from a parent of gay daughter on how to navigate many of the scariest topics parents face, including bullying, unhealthy relationships, and legal protections for LGBTQ children.
Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships by Dr. James Brownson, Professor of New Testament at Western Theological Seminary. Bible, Gender, Sexuality seeks to discern the moral logic that undergirds specific biblical passages that refer to human sexuality. The book contains an extensive bibliography.