Top 35 LGBTQ Christian Books of 2016 Named

BY BTL STAFF

Lesbian Christian author Kittredge Cherry announced a diverse list of LGBTQ Christian books to include queer theology, Biblical history, memoir, fiction and church life for all ages.

Cherry shared the top 35 on the Jesus in Love Blog at Qspirit.net.

"Transgender themes are the hottest trend this year," she reported. "More transgender Christian books were published, their quality was high and readers snapped them up."

Another exciting development is the addition of children's books as a new category this year.

A few of the books include "This Is My Body: Hearing the Theology of Transgender Christians" by Christina Beardsley and Michelle O'Brien; "Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation" by Jim Downs; and "Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity" by Elizabeth M. Edman.

"Even little kids can now hear stories that affirm LGBTQ people of faith when their parents read out loud to them," Cherry said.

A less welcome trend was rising prices. A growing number of academic publishers crossed the line and started charging more than $100 for a print book, despite reader protests.

The list purposely omits books that claim homosexuality is a sin, although publishers keep on churning those out too.

There were so many great LGBTQ Christian books, Cherry said, that she had to make the list "longer than ever this year."


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