SATISFACTION GUARANTEED by Jonathan Berry with Rob Wood
A Future and a Hope for Same-Sex Attracted Christians
Convinced that real satisfaction can be found only in a relationship with Jesus Christ, Jonathan Berry (TFT Director) with Rob Wood (TFT Teaching and Pastoral Assistant) aim to encourage, inspire and equip all who struggle with same-sex temptations to resist, but ‘make him their greatest treasure and live life to the full’.
THE BASICS OF MALE HOMOSEXUALITY by Tim Gould
A Guide for Pastors, Counsellors or the Person with Same-Sex Attractions
An easily understood Christian overview of how homosexuality develops, as well as steps those with same-sex attractions can take to regain control of thoughts and behaviours. Whether a pastor, counsellor, friend, family member, or one who is dealing personally with this issue, this book offers hope through Jesus. Click here for our book review.
HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CHRISTIAN by Mark Yarhouse
A Guide for Parents, Pastors and Friends
In this book, Mark Yarhouse gives honest and accurate answers to parents, pastors and friends who have questions about homosexuality. He carefully develops a useful and clear three-tier distinction between "same-sex attraction", "homosexual orientation" and a "gay identity." Click here for our full book review.
IS GOD ANTI-GAY? by Sam Allberry
And other questions about homosexuality, the Bible and same-sex attraction
This book would be suitable for just about anyone and is ideal for a first book to read on this subject, although it does have some great insights for those who have read around on the subject too. Click here for our full book review.
THE END OF SEXUAL IDENTITY? by Jenell Williams Paris
Why sex is too important to define who we are
In this book, the author challenges the distortions not only in our culture, but also in our Christianity. She reminds us that modern Western culture and Christianity are not necessarily the benchmark in a world of diverse cultures and ever-changing standards. Click here for our full book review.
WALKING WITH GAY FRIENDS by Alex Tylee
A journey of informed compassion
Walking with gay friends by Alex Tylee equips friends, familiies and the wider church understand and reach out to gay people. Click here for our full book review.
BIBLICAL AND PASTORAL RESPONSES TO HOMOSEXUALITY edited by Andrew Goddard and Don Horrocks
This booklet from the Evangelical Alliance provides clear and compassionate principles from the Bible on responding to the issue of homosexuality within the church. Click here for our full book review.
UNWANTED SAME SEX ATTRACTION by Andrew Goddard and Glynn Harrison
Issues of pastoral and counselling support
The authors of this booklet re-state the biblical principles and church’s traditional teaching on chastity, sexual conduct, self sacrifice and self-control. Click here for our full book review.
BATTLES CHRISTIANS FACE by Vaughan Roberts
Vaughan Roberts, one of the founders of Living Out, has tackled 8 of the most common struggles we encounter in our Christian lives – in a Scriptural yet down-to-earth and practical way.. Click here for our full book review.
WASHED AND WAITING by Wesley Hill
Reflections on Christian faithfulness and homosexuality
The author, Wesley Hill has produced a thoughtful description of the reality of living with unwanted desires for others of the same sex. The structure of the book strongly connects the stories of individuals with the truths of the Bible. Click here for our full book review.
YOU CAN CHANGE by Tim Chester
God's transforming power for our sinful behaviours and negative emotions
This is a practical book written by a church leader from Sheffield about how to change sinful patterns of behaviour. You are encouraged to have a change project to help you to change your behaviour. At the end of each chapter there is a set of reflections and questions to help you work upon your change project.
INTO THE PROMISED LAND? by Jeanette Howard
Beyond the lesbian struggle
Into The Promised Land is a book by Jeanette Howard (author of Out of Egypt). This is a great resource for all who struggle with same sex attraction (men & women!) and for those who counsel them. Click here for our full book review.
Sexual Healing by Gerald Coates & Nathan Ferreira
This book deals with the sensitive issues of porn and masturbation addiction with encouraging testimonies from men who have found freedom. There is a well-written chapter on same-sex attraction. It is non-judgemental, condones accountability, with scriptural references and arguments for changing behaviour. Click here for our full book review.
CAPTURED BY A BETTER VISION by Tim Chester
In this book Tim Chester tackles the issue of pornography: "Pornography has reached epidemic proportions. And in God’s eyes porn is ‘unbearably ugly’ says Tim, ‘but for the grace of God’. He exposes the lies and deceptions of porn, inviting us to be fully free, and showing positively and practically how this can be possible in daily life."
BOUNDARIES by Dr Henry Cloud and Dr John Townsend
The basic premise of this book is that God intended us to live life with boundaries. Boundaries allow us to keep bad stuff out and good stuff in, and help us to serve others out of love rather than compulsion or guilt. . Click here for our full book review.
NAKED SURRENDER by Andrew Comiskey
Coming home to our true sexuality
‘Helpful for counsellors and those struggling with sexuality on a number of levels, offering strong grounding in a healthy approach to sexuality for today’s cultural context.’
IDOLS by Julian Hardyman
God's battle for our hearts
Idols describes the biblical doctrine of idolatry, how human hearts are built to worship, but too often we worship things that aren’t God, like money, sex, family, success or respect. Idols are the things (or people) that we aim for, long for, and desire more than God. Hardyman describes how we have surface idols and deep idols. Click here for our full book review.
OUT OF A FAR COUNTRY
This is an insightful book dealing with same-sex attraction. From start to finish, the story of rejection, hopelessness and the changes that take place for both a mother and son are gripping to read. The book is written with alternating chapters sharing the journey that both mother and son followed. The book comes with a Study Guide and could be the basis for discussion in small groups.
A GUY WHO WAS GAY
Richard Oostrum with Hans Frinsel
‘Once you begin to read this book you won’t be able to put it down. It tells the story of how one man’s life was changed for ever. Its simple beauty will move you to hope and faith for yourself and those you love and pray for.’ Floyd McClung
WHAT GOD HAS MADE CLEAN...
If we can eat prawns, why is gay sex wrong?
(Published as an e-book on the Good Book Company website)
‘This booklet attempts to deal seriously with the fundamental question of how the Old Testament law is fulfilled in Christ and, therefore, how Christians should live today.’
THE RIGHT TO DECIDE
Seeking justice for choices around unwanted same-sex attractions
Michael R Davidson
‘Those who choose not to embrace a gay identity or to pursue a same-sex relationship because of convictions of faith, or indeed for any other reason, must have freedom to seek appropriate pastoral or counselling help in ordering sexual behaviour according to our own world-view. This point is argued very powerfully in the book.’
SILENT SAGAS: UNSUNG SORROWS
Heterosexual Wife, Homosexual Husband
Louella Christy Komuves
Louella was married for 29 years and despite her husband’s well-hidden homosexuality, together they created a loving home for their 3 sons. Devastated at first by her husband’s secret she was eventually able to regain her life, and set out to craft an in-depth spiritual guide for anyone experiencing a similar situation in his or her marriage.
RESTORING SEXUAL IDENTITY
Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction
‘Offering answers to the difficult and often wrenching questions asked both by women desiring change and by friends and relatives of women struggling with same-sex attraction.’
FRIENDS, PARTNERS OR SPOUSES? (also available as an e-book)
The Civil Partnership Act and Christian Witness
‘This study looks at the relation between civil partnership and marriage, the Church of England’s response to the CPA, the ethical questions raised, and whether civil partnership is an option for a Christian disciple.’
Books on sexual abuse
THE WOUNDED HEART
Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Dr Dan B Allender
‘Dr Allender exposes the rage, fear and confusion locked deep inside every victim. And, offering guidance in the midst of the confusion, he shows that there is hope for the wounded heart.’
FORGIVING THE IMPOSSIBLE
From abuse to freedom and hope
‘Are some things just too difficult to forgive? Like child abuse at the hands of a trusted family friend? Greta’s story shows us that forgiveness is not only possible, but that it is hugely liberating for the victim.’ Greta Randle is Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Christian Counsellors.
NO MORE HURTING
Life beyond sexual abuse
‘A Christian response to issues surrounding sexual abuse - offering real and positive answers and practical help. This book will help equip those who have suffered abuse and those who counsel them. It will also help anyone who knows the abused person (and the perpetrator of the abuse) to help them face the future and grasp the hope and healing that is offered in Christ.’
Stepping out of the shadow of sexual abuse and living your dreams
‘New Shoes offers easy-to-understand, friendly and achievable advice for freeing yourself from the shadow of sexual abuse, and discovering hidden inner strength that will give you new choices, confidence and hope.’
See here for a full review of this book.
Books on pornography
HELP! SHE’S STRUGGLING WITH PORNOGRAPHY
‘Women can and do become enslaved to pornography. Impure images, steamy novels, even TV dramas captivate minds and hearts. This booklet defines pornography in biblical terms and explores the dangers of its socially acceptable forms for women.’
Click here for a full review of this booklet.
Books on Christian growth and spirituality
How to Keep Your Friendships Healthy
Note that TfT no longer operates an online bookstore, aside from a few of its own publications listed at the top of this page, aswe have set up an online bookstore through our partnership with 10 of Those.. The books recommended above are readily available elsewhere. At speaking engagements, we normally bring a limited stock of books for sale on the day.