Recommended Reading

Bridge Building:

Friendship at the Margins by Chris Heuertz and Christine Pohl

Love is an Orientation by Andrew Marin


Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw

Myth of a Christian Nation by Greg Boyd

Night by Elie Wiesel

Roots by Alex Haley

Strength to Love by Martin Luther King Jr.

The Next Evangelicalism by Soong-Chan Rah

With Justice for All by John Perkins

Sexuality (Conservative):

Homosexuality and the Christian by Mark Yarhouse

Out of a Far Country by Christopher Yuan

Sexual Identity by Mark Yarhouse and Lori Burkett

Slaves, Women and Homosexuals by William Webb

The Bible and Homosexual Practice by Robert Gagnon

Washed and Waiting by Wesley Hill

Welcoming But Not Affirming by Stanley Grenz

Sexuality (Progressive):

A Letter to My Congregation by Ken Wilson

Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships by James V. Brownson

Bulletproof Faith by Candace Chellew-Hodge

Fall to Grace by Jay Bakker

Homosexuality and the Christian Faith by Walter Wink

God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines

Jesus, The Bible, and Homosexuality by Jack Rogers

Stranger at the Gate by Rev. Mel White

The New Testament and Homosexuality by Robin Scroggs

Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gay-vs.-Christians Debate by Justin Lee

What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality by Daniel Helminiak


Almost Myself DVD (transgender) by Tom Murray

Besides the Bible: 100 Books that Have, Should, or Will Create Christian Culture by Dan Gibson, John Pattison and Jordan Green

Bridging the Gap DVD by New Direction Canada

Brother Outsider DVD by Bennett Singer

For the Bible Tells Me So DVD by Bishop Gene Robinson and Daniel Karslake

Mere Churchianity by Michael Spencer

Real Sex by Lauren Winner

Red Letter Christians by Tony Campolo

Stonewall by David Carter

Before and After Stonewall DVD by Greta Schiller & John Scagliotti

The Shack by Wm. Paul Young (and his blog Wind Rumors)

The Trouble with Normal by Michael Warner

Through My Eyes DVD by Gay Christian Network

Transparently: Behind the Scenes of a Good Life by Lisa Salazar

Whipping Girl (transgender) by Julia Serano

Peggy Campolo Selections:

Over the years Tony and Peggy Campolo, who have different theological understandings on the topic of homosexuality, have both been great advocates on behalf of the bridge building work of The Marin Foundation. Peggy, without a personal website, needed a place to house a selection of resources that she believes are of the utmost value to the conversation of Christianity in LGBTQ community. The Marin Foundation is honored to not only call Tony and Peggy friends, but provide this space for Peggy. Here are her recommendations:

Coming Out as Parents by David K. Switzer

From Wounded Hearts Edited by Roberta Showalter Kreider

Homosexuality and the Christian Faith by Walter Wink

The Cost of Truth by Roberta Showalter Kreider

The Justice Project Edited by Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla and Ashley Bunting Seeber

Together in Love by Roberta Showalter Kreider

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy DVD by Lewis Smedes

What God has Joined Together by David G. Meyers and Letha Dawson Scanzoni