Culture & Social Issues
|Size:||4.5 in x 6.5 in|
|Published:||October 03, 2023|
A Biblical Vision of Gender Identity
Since the beginning of humanity, people have recognized the distinct creation of the male and female gender in God’s design. But with today’s gender revolution, people are increasingly questioning who they are designed to be. In our society, gender identity has been divorced from biology and rerooted in psychology. Do the core teachings of the Bible uphold these modern ideas?
In this concise booklet, Samuel Ferguson carefully and compassionately compares the core beliefs and practices of the transgender movement with 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 our bodies and minds with purpose and encourages us to live in Christlikeness—choosing the path of God-given transformation over man-made transition.
- Short, Accessible Format: A concise biblical exploration of gender identity
- Part of the 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
Table of Contents
Does God Care about Gender Identity?
“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. Köstenberger, 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