“The error is this: they have come
to God believing that only a fraction of
themselves needs saving.”
Those words weren’t penned by a renowned theologian. But they could have been.
And they weren’t the result of abstract reasoning or rarefied reflections on inherited theological propositions.
They were forged in the furnace of deeply personal reflections on a broken life. And they speak to the glorious truth that the saving power of Jesus Christ isn’t just for fragments of our lives or select fractions of our being.
You see, when Christ brings salvation and healing, he brings wholeness, although the full experience of that redeemed wholeness emerges only with time.
The author of those words is Jackie Hill Perry, author of Gay Girl, Good God. Her story chronicles the journey of a child growing up fatherless who experienced gender confusion and embraced homosexuality “with every fiber of her being.”
Yet at age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. Not in a church. And not through contact with Christians. But through God breaking in and turning her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom. And with the transforming light of the gospel.
To provide you with just a glimpse of Jackie’s moving story, please click here in the description section for select excerpts from Gay Girl, Good God. I’m enthusiastically sharing this book with ministry partners for two main reasons.
First, because I think you’ll be moved by this powerful story of a life redeemed and now being used by God to bring Christ’s healing and wholeness to others.
Second, because issues of sexuality and gender confusion are now derailing and destroying countless lives. Sadly, multiplied thousands of young people, especially, are succumbing to devastating myths and pseudo-truths perpetrated by a secular, post-truth culture that has largely lost its moral moorings and is now dangerously adrift on a misty gray sea of relativism.
In this growing spiritual darkness, the importance of lighthouses can hardly be overestimated, and I think Jackie’s story is one such lighthouse.
She insightfully writes,
“I don’t believe it is wise or truthful to the power of the gospel to identify oneself
by the sins of one’s past or the temptations of one’s present but rather to be defi ned by
only the Christ who’s overcome both for those He calls His own. All men and women,
including myself, that are well acquainted with sexual temptation are ultimately not what
our temptation says of us. We are what Christ had done for us; therefore, our ultimate
identity is very simple: We are Christians.”
Let me encourage you to take just a few moments to click here in the description section to review excerpts. I’d love to send you a copy of Gay Girl, Good God to say thanks for your gift to support CRI’s mind-shaping and life-changing ministry outreaches.
For just as Jackie’s story is a lighthouse in the current darkness, so are the 24/7 outreaches of CRI a lighthouse that continues to shine brightly only through the support of ministry partners like you.
God bless you for the difference your partnership continues to make in so many lives here at home and around the world.
because Life and Truth matter,
Host, Bible Answer Man Broadcast
P.S. For those struggling with sexual or gender confusion, you and I have an opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ while also sharing the life-transforming power of biblical truth. Gay Girl, Good God tells a powerful story of transformation and hope that urgently needs to be heard by millions today.
P.P.S. The issues surrounding sexuality and gender constitute the defining and most pressing challenges that Christians face in our culture. And I believe Gay Girl, Good God is a gamechanger. Just the book that can reach a generation that thinks the church is no longer relevant and is out of step with culture on sexuality and gender. In fact, I not only whole-heartedly agree with her message but truly delight in the way she is saying it. The book is so good, so poignant and profound, I’ve made this poetic and well-written book required reading for every one of my children — teen to adult.