On Thursday, February 15, at 7:00 pm, M. Judson Bookseller welcomes Dr. Jim Dant and his new book This I Know: A Simple Biblical Defense for LGBTQ Christians to our store. Jim is the Senior Minister of Greenville's First Baptist Church.
If you are an LGBTQ Christian and struggle to defend yourself against the biblical attacks hurled at you, this book is for you. If you are person of faith still struggling to understand how LGBTQ Christians can be welcomed in light of particular biblical verses that ‘seem’ to exclude them from faith, this book is for you. If you innately sense that God requires you to love and welcome all people but you can’t explain it biblically, this book is for you. If you have family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, parents, children or other individuals who do not understand how you or your church can welcome and include LGBTQ Christians in the practice of faith, this book is for you…and them.
In a very simple format, Jim takes each biblical challenge posed against LGBTQ Christians and provides: 1) a simple response, 2) an understandable biblical explanation for the response and 3) an entertaining anecdote/verbatim of tense personal conversations he's had concerning the specific challenge.
Our conversation with Jim concerning the writing, content and distribution of this book will both be entertaining and informative.