The Plausibility Problem
The Church and Same-Sex Attraction
by Ed Shaw
About The Plausibility Problem
It’s all very well to say that the Bible is clear when it talks about homosexuality. But is it realistic? Isn’t it unrealistic and unfair to those who struggle with this issue? Doesn’t it condemn them to loneliness, a lack of fulfilment and the loss of basic human satisfactions like sex and marriage? Is what the church teaches a plausible way of life?
Ed Shaw experiences same–sex attraction, and yet he is committed to what the Bible says and what the church has always taught about marriage and sex. In this honest book, he shares his pain in dealing with these issues – but, at the same time, shows us that obedience to Jesus is ultimately the only way to experience life to the full.
Review by Martin Briscoe
This is an honest and valuable insight into the huge impact that SSA can have on the Christian life. The book should challenge any Christian who, like me, finds it easy to criticise others while ignoring my own failings.