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UnClobber

Rethinking Our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality
Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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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reexamines what the Bible says (and does not say) about homosexuality in such a way that breathes fresh life into outdated and inaccurate assumptions and interpretations.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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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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Opening my Heart

This book helped me clear my head and come to a greater understanding on how to love others as Christ has loved me!



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Great book but un-captivating narrator

Loved the content of this book, however, the narrator did not attract my attention and I found myself drifting off from time to time.

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Clarifying & Liberating

My faith and belief in a loving God has been strengthened after reading this book. I found your book after watching a video by Jackie Greenland (Jackie G) on YouTube. I know that it was divine timing.

I've sat in pews week in and week out, wondering if I have been getting this Faith thing all wrong; Pastor Colby Martin helped me realize, through this book, that I am firmly held in the arms of a God that sees me, loves me, and wants me to know that I am His.

I've always said that I'm a 'heart person', and could not understand why as a bi, cis, queer, Christian guy, I am not deserving of God's love, and His promise, because I happen to love people and not their gender or genitalia. My heart just knows to love, as Jesus loves.

Pastor Martin, I want to thank you for writing this book and sharing your story. This has been helpful to me spiritually, mentally, and emotionally, as I transition from a non-affirming denomination to one that is open-and-affirming. I learned that my "internal convictions [were] not aligned with [my] external actions." And that, was the missing piece of the puzzle for me. Ironically, like you, it took thirty-two years before I heard those words; I'm so grateful that I did.

Your book, I know, has been a healing balm to many LGBTQ+ Christians and their open-and-affirming allies. God has used you as a vessel to help save lives. Thank you. Many continued blessings to you and your family. And Kate, your reward in heaven is great!

I love you all.

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Awesome book!

The book is incredible and so informative while not feeling like a textbook. Colby did an amazing job writing this. Didn’t care too much for the person who read the book, I found his voice to be distracting.

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amazing and healing

I read this in support of my son. I've passed the book on to another friend and recommended it to several people. loved it and finely feel at peace . I've struggled with my faith and my whole hearted need to support my son. Bless you pastor Colby and the work you and your wife are doing!! my mind and heart are aligned!!

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I have been searching

Colby Martin doesn’t take scripture lightly as he lays out his argument to accept our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. His story is fascinating and relatable and his interpretation of scripture is founded in scripture. This isn’t a gay agenda book, but instead it’s is a book written by a straight man who wants to love his neighbor the best that he can. I appreciate the struggle Colby went through so that he could learn and now share so that the Kingdom of God can continue to grow.

I paired the narration with the book, which really helped my experience. The audio is clear, but I like the visual representation of the words to help me focus and better understand the content.