Embodied is a book about transgender identities and the church. The author, Preston Sprinkle, explores what the Bible has to say about gender identity and how Christians can have better conversations with transgender people. This book is perfect for those who are looking to learn more about LGBTQ+ topics in general or specifically transgender issues within Christianity.
For who is this book for ?
Embodied is a book written to help those who want to learn more about Transgender people and the Bible. This would be perfect for anyone who wants an in-depth look into how Christianity views transgender individuals, as well as what the Bible has to say on the matter.
- The author provides a transgender person’s perspective.
- The book is nuanced and well-researched.
- It can help Christians have better conversations with transgender people about faith.
- The author does not always provide clear answers to questions posed.
- The book can be dense at times and may require concerted effort to read cover-to-cover.
- Some of the stories shared by transgender individuals could be triggering for some readers
Learn more about the author
Preston Sprinkle is a professor at Pepperdine University and the author of several books, including Charitable Discourse: Christian Perspectives on Gay Marriage. He has been interviewed by outlets such as NPR and The New York Times, and he frequently blogs about current events, theological issues, and ethical questions.
“This book is a must read for those who want to learn more about transgender people and the Bible. Preston Sprinkle provides an accessible, well-researched, and thought-provoking look at both.”
“This book provides a much-needed biblical and theological lens through which to view transgender persons and their struggles. Sprinkle does an excellent job of showing that the church can be a safe place for transgender individuals.”
“I highly recommend this book for any Christian who wants to learn more about transgender people and how the Bible speaks into their lives. Preston does an excellent job at walking us through Scripture while also providing real-life examples of those he has interacted with. This is a must-read for anyone who desires to love transgender people well.”
“Sprinkle does an excellent job of exploring both sides of the argument and leaves the reader with plenty to chew on. I would highly recommend this book for personal or group study.”