Does God Care about Gender Identity? (Ebook)

By Samuel D. Ferguson

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Does God Care about Gender Identity? (Ebook)

By Samuel D. Ferguson

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A Biblical Vision of Gender Identity 

Since the beginning of humanity, people have recognized God’s distinct design of male and female gender. But at the onset of the gender revolution, individuals became more likely than ever to question who they were designed to be. As a society, we have expelled gender distinctions and celebrated psychology over biology. Do the core teachings of the Bible uphold this modern divorce? 

In this concise booklet, Samuel D. Ferguson carefully and compassionately compares the core beliefs and practices of the transgender movement with the fundamental truths expressed in Scripture. Ferguson argues human identity is not determined by the individual but is given to us by our Creator, who designed us with purpose and encourages us to live in Christlikeness—valuing heavenly transformation over earthly transition. 

  • Short, Accessible Format: A concise biblical exploration of gender identity 
  • TGC Hard Questions Series: Equips readers with answers to difficult questions facing the modern church  
  • Great Resource for Parents, Pastors, or Those Struggling with Gender Identity: Offers advice for tackling personal and corporate controversies related to sex and gender

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Samuel D. Ferguson

Sam Ferguson (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is rector of The Falls Church Anglican in Metro Washington, DC, and author of The Spirit and Relational Anthropology in Paul. Through a decade of pastoral work and extensive research in biblical anthropology, Ferguson seeks to thoughtfully engage modern conversations about gender identity with biblical wisdom. 

Product Details

Format: Ebook
Page Count: 64
Size: 4.0 in x 7.0 in
ISBN-UPC: 9781433591174
ePub ISBN: 978-1-4335-9117-4
PDF ISBN: 978-1-4335-9116-7
Published: October 03, 2023


“This small book is big on wisdom. Yes, God does care about gender identity, and Sam Ferguson explains why. More importantly, he helps readers go deep in understanding why the God who created us wants us to flourish as the creatures we are, and he equips readers to accompany those who struggle with this life-giving truth.”
Ryan T. Anderson, President, Ethics and Public Policy Center; author, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment

“Loaded with practical advice, this book is a must-read for those who struggle with gender identity—and for their parents, youth leaders, and pastors. Ferguson’s academic work, pastoral experiences, and clear thinking uniquely position him to bring clarity and compassion to a movement that is often muddled and full of pain. If you’re trying to understand the transgender phenomenon and think about it biblically, this book’s for you.”
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Senior Writer, The Gospel Coalition; editor, Social Sanity in an Insta World

“In this book, Sam Ferguson engages basic questions facing many today. Is our identity as male and female fundamentally oppressive or creative? Should we change the body to heal the mind? What’s the answer to current hurts and pains? How does transitioning compare with the Bible’s promise of transformation? Whose voices are informing and shaping minds today on these issues? Ferguson addresses these questions and more with compassion, clarity, humility, respect, and helpful guidance.”
Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC

“Sam Ferguson’s Does God Care about Gender Identity? exhibits a rare combination of pastoral wisdom, intellectual brilliance, and compassionate engagement of the culture. Highly recommended!”
Andreas J. K√∂stenberger, Theologian in Residence, Fellowship Raleigh, North Carolina; Cofounder, Biblical Foundations

“In an era of gender and sexual confusion, Sam Ferguson has written a refreshing examination of the Bible’s perspective, providing clear and articulate understanding for the Christ follower.”
Foley Beach, Archbishop, Anglican Church in North America