In the style of his earlier book,
Sabbath, Slavery, War, and Women
,Swartley charts a path through competing voices and interpreta-tions in a debate that too often polarizes into two camps.
—Lois Barrett, Director, Associated MennoniteBiblical Seminary–Great Plains Extension
Swartley addresses Christians with family members or friends withhomosexual issues or who are themselves wrestling with their ori-entation. Thank you for a serious effort to work with such a divisiveissue.
—Henry Kliewer, Conference Minister,Mennonite Church British Columbia
The book gives a readable, biblically based explanation in supportof our church’s position on homosexuality. I found it easy to under-stand, scholarly, and credible in its impact.
—Miriam Martin, Administrator,Atlantic Coast Mennonite Conference
Through his book,
Slavery, Sabbath, War, and Women
, Swartleyhas become known as a careful, fair and discerning interpreter of Scripture—on difficult issues. Once again, in his book, we witnessthe same commitments and skills at work. Once again Swartley isunflinching in his willingness to tackle a difficult subject. And onceagain he has offered his considerable gifts to the life of the Church,helping us to move forward on this contentious issue.
—Mark Thiessen Nation, Professor,Eastern Mennonite Seminary
Our conference could profit greatly by a study of this book, by thosewho want to bring a biblical view from a Mennonite perspective tothis issue.
—Ken Nauman, Conference Minister,Southeast Mennonite Conference
Because of both the content and how it’s presented, I believe thisbook can facilitate informed discussion and debate.
—Henry Paetkau, President,Conrad Grebel University College