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Churches in America are experiencing an unprecedented fracturing due to their belief and attitude toward the LGBTQ community. Armed with only six passages in the Bible - often known as the "clobber passages" - the traditional Christian position has been one that stands against the full inclusion of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. UnClobber reexamines each of those frequently quoted passages of Scripture, alternating with author Colby Martin's own story of being fired from an evangelical megachurch when they discovered his stance on sexuality.  

UnClobber reexamines what the Bible says (and does not say) about homosexuality in such a way that breathes fresh life into outdated and inaccurate assumptions and interpretations.

©2016 Colby Martin; Foreword Copyright 2016 by Westminster John Knox Press (P)2018 Tantor

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So helpful!

I found this book VERY helpful in understanding how the scriptures can be read in a way that does not condemn our LGBT friends and family. Colby alternates chapters telling his own journey of becoming affirming with chapters dedicated to the 6 “clobber” passages referenced as “proof” that homosexuality is a sin. However, I did not care for the narrator’s voice. He speaks very slowly and with an air of superiority. I found that by changing the speed to 1.25, I could get through it.

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Must read book!

I needed this book! I have been told I am going to hell because of who I am, LGBTQ community and have been struggling to think that I am a bad person for who I love. Colby Martin just put hope in my heart!

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Engaging and informative

I have to agree that the narration is not a great match for the content. I was ok at a 1.2x speed but it still wasn’t enjoyable. The content however is super helpful and a great balance of personal story and scholarly dissertation of biblical passages.

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Not a riveting narrative. Performance like an overly starched dress shirt: stiff, formal, and highly uncomfortable. Looking for answers? This entire book contained extreme repetition and inference, only to end with a big ol' "We don't know!"

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insightful

Lots of food for thought to research and pray on. I want God to confirm His truth in my heart. I noticed a lack of Jesus in the story. Honestly, that is a red flag for me, making me pray all the more earnestly. I have felt led to understand, prior to reading this book, the real war is in our hearts. Don't be fooled into believing the real war is what's happening in the world, in what we see. That is just click bait; a distraction from the real battle being waged in our hearts against the very people God told us to love, against the very people that need Christ's love demonstrated to them. Ask God to search your heart and reveal these places that the enemy has a strong hold on you. Ask his forgiveness and to teach you to walk in a new way. As disiples we are called to do what is not natural to us: walk meekly, gently, kindly, humbly, be peacemakers and merciful, recognizing our own desperate need for the blood of Jesus is no less than that of every single person we meet. I pray today for all of us that we don't miss the point. The point is love. So if some sins or not, our job is hospitality and extending the love of Christ. Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” John 13:34 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

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Outstanding!

Colby Martin has written a wonderful book on this subject. I love it and recommend it.

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  • 12-04-19

LIBERATING INSIGHT!!!

Great book!!! I believe every Western Christian should read this excavation (exegesis) of scripture to love All people.

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10 for Content, 1 for Narration

The content in this book is very helpful for exploring the theological arguments for a LGBTQ+ affirming stance. I really appreciated the narrative woven into the more meaty theological arguments. However, the narrator sounded exactly like a robot to the point when I looked up the narrator, I did literally thought that Paul Boehmer had to be a robot's name. The inflection is off, the voice is grating, and it made it much more difficult to get through. Because I don't have a lot of time to read with little kiddos in the house, I was grateful that this was available in audio version, but because of the narration, I also bought the paper version to be able to go over again,

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Fantastic Book!

this has been the best piece of work I have read or listens to on the subject of homosexuality. At no point do you feel like the author is trying to justify his own actions or opinions on the subject matter. He takes a very academic approach to the sixth difficult passages that Christians use to condemn homosexuality. This was very well written and articulated.

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spiritual warfare

spiritual warfare for me...a lesbian who is also a Christian. learning that I cannot be my true self at church because of how the majority of Christians interpret the Bible

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  • Mrs. C. M. Harris
  • 11-10-19

helpful but skip every other chapter

The narration unfortunately was painfully stilted and slow. The background story was also very wordy and long winded. However, as suggested at the beginning by the author, you can read every other chapter to get the Bible study that was well worth reading and avoid the authors detailed personal journey

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  • 05-07-20

glorious relief for troubled hearts

serious scriptural study and following the path of love and acceptance. would recommend to everyone