The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians
by Austen Hartke
Pub Date 13 Mar 2018
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In 2014, Time magazine announced that America had reached “the transgender tipping point,” suggesting that transgender issues would become the next civil rights frontier. Years later, many people—even many LGBTQ allies—still lack understanding of gender identity and the transgender experience. Into this void, Austen Hartke offers a biblically based, educational, and affirming resource to shed light and wisdom on this modern gender landscape.
Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians provides access into an underrepresented and misunderstood community and will change the way readers think about transgender people, faith, and the future of Christianity. By introducing transgender issues and language and providing stories of both biblical characters and real-life narratives from transgender Christians living today, Hartke helps readers visualize a more inclusive Christianity, equipping them with the confidence and tools to change both the church and the world.
“Clear, compelling, and profoundly moving, this book should be on the shelf of every pastor, every parent, and every Christian of good conscience who wants to engage the conversation around gender and sexuality with integrity. I’ll be recommending this book to friends and readers for years to come.”
—Rachel Held Evans, author of Searching for Sunday and Inspired
“With stunning clarity, scholarly insight, and extraordinary vulnerability, Austen Hartke explores trans identity through the lens of Scripture in a poignant and accessible way that challenges, convicts, and inspires everyone to lean more fully into their God-created identity. Transforming is truly a game changer and one of the most important theological books to have been written in recent memory.”
—Brandan Robertson, Lead Pastor, Missiongathering Christian Church, author and editor, Our Witness: The Unheard Stories of LGBT+ Christians