I am in need of up-to-date materials on suicide, post-abortion, unwanted pregnancy, homosexuality from a biblical worldview- that's all for now.

 If you have suggestions, I would appreciate your sharing your book lists.  


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  • The Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) has GREAT resources. I have sent some in the past to friends going through trying times, and have recieved positive feedback. 


    https://www.ccef.org (main page)

  • Subject:  Critical Race Theory.

    Book is "Black Eye for America: How Critical Race Theory is Burning Down the House by Dr. Carol M Swain.  

    Mathilda Doorley

  • This website has lots of material - link to ones on sexuality but they have books on other issues.



  • I asked one of my colleagues at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to share with us titles that speak to the social issues you have listed here. Dr. Alan Branch is Professor of Christian Ethics for the seminary. He has provided the following excellent list for our consideration:


    Ankerberg, John and John Weldon.  When Does Life Begin?  Brentwood, TN:

                    Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1989.


    Beckwith, Francis.  Politically Correct Death: Answering Arguments for Abortion Rights.

                    Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1993.


    Best, Megan. Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Ethics and the Beginning of Human Life.

                    Kingsford, NSW: Matthias Media, 2012.


    Fowler, Paul B.  Abortion: Toward an Evangelical Consensus.  Portland:

                    Multnomah Press, 1987.


    Gorman, Michael.  Abortion and the Early Church.  Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock

                    Publishers, 1998; reprint, Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 1982.


    Grant, George.  Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood.  Brentwood, TN:

                    Wolgemuth and Hyatt, 1988.


    Olasky, Marvin.  Abortion Rites: A Social History of Abortion in America. 

                    Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1992.




    Demy, Timothy J. & Gary P. Stewart, eds.  Suicide: A Christian Response.  Grand

                    Rapids: Kregel, 1998.


    Kamisar, Yale.  “Some Non-Religious Views Against Proposed ‘Mercy Killing’

                    Legislation.”  Minnesota Law Review  42 (1958): 1042-1071.


    The New York State Task Force on Life and the Law.  When Death is Sought: Assisted

                    Suicide and Euthanasia in Medical Context, 2nd ed. New York: The New York

                    State Task Force on Life and the Law, 2000.




    Branch, James Alan, Born This Way? Homosexuality, Science, and Scripture, Jim Weaver Publishing,

                     To Be  Released in November, 2015.

    Branch, James Alan. “The Metropolitan Community Church: A Brief Analysis and 

                    Critique,” Midwestern Journal of Theology 7.2 (Spring 2009): 112 – 136.


    Davies, Bob and Lori Rentzel.  Coming Out of Homosexuality: New Freedom

                    For Men and Women.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1993.


    Gagnon, Robert A. J.  The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics.

                    Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001. 


    Heimbach, Daniel. Why Not Same-Sex Marriage: A Manual for Defending Marriage Against

                    Radical Deconstruction.  No City: Deep River Books, 2014.


    Johnson, Jerry A.  “Homosexuality,” in Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary.  Nashville:

                    Holman Reference, 2003.   


    Johnson, S. Lewis.  “God Gave Them Up: A Study in Divine Retribution.”  Bibliotheca Sacra 129

                     (April – June, 1972): 124 – 133.


    Jones, Stanton and Mark A. Yarhouse.  Homosexuality:  The Use of Scientific Research

                    In the Church’s Moral Debate.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2000.


     Jones, Stanton and Alex W. Kwee “Scientific Research, Homosexuality, and the

                    Church’s Moral Debate:  An Update.”  Journal of Psychology and Christianity 24.4 (2005):                       304 – 316.


    Malick, David E. 1993. "The Condemnation of Homosexuality in 1 Corinthians 6:9,"

                      Bibliotheca Sacra 150: 600: 479-492.


    Satinover, Jeffrey.  Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth.  Grand Rapids:

                    Baker Books, 1996.


    Wold, Donald J.  Out of Order:  Homosexuality in the Bible and the Ancient Near East.

                    Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998.


    • Wow!  We are planning a workshop in March on handling "tender topics" in the church library.  Do you happen to have an updated list?


    • Thank you.   I will ask my pastor about this list.   I'm looking more for books for lay people.   For example, Secrets of an Unlikely Convert- Rosario (a Lesbian coming out of the lifestyle and turning to Christ)-

      But I will print the list and ask the seminary people at church.

  • Focus on the Family has great resources on social topics as well as a magazine ("Citizen") dedicated to those issues. It also has an e-newsletter called Thriving Values with short essays on topics. Here is the one on homosexuality (I hope it works!):


    • Loved the website.  Thanks for the suggestion.

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