Shaped by God’s Grand Story

“The Bible is the most important book the world has for all generations. The Bible is our guide to faith and life. Nothing can compete with it or improve it. But in Dr. Yuan’s Holy Sexuality and the Gospel, you are holding in your hands the most important humanly composed book about biblical sexuality and godly living for our times.” Rosario Butterfield.


I was not sure what to expect when I started reading Dr Yuan’s book. The author “came out” as gay to his parents and the book talks about the journey that led his parents to Christ and finally, the author as well. He shares insight and wisdom to sharing the gospel with those who are gay/lesbian, loving our neighbors even when we don’t agree with their life style and God’s heart for relationships and sex.


The book was a quick read the author discusses holy sexuality-chastity in singleness and faithfulness in marriage, shatters the paradigm of gay and straight, and points us towards the biblical standard of sexuality.


I received this book from Waterbrook/Multnomah in exchange for an honest opinion.
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The Life Giving Leader

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“Christian leaders should be the best leaders in the world because we have the best Leader in the world teaching us.”

“The Life Giving Leader” spoke to me in ways I did not think the book would. I am not a leader in the workforce, although I do lead a team of volunteers. We need to be life giving leaders just like Jesus.

As it turns out, whether I’m a “leader” in the traditional sense or not, I can and absolutely should still lead. I found that this book applied to me and the way I wish to live my life. We are to be confident in our work as we serve others, but remain humble, just like Jesus.

Knowing who you are and embracing your uniqueness, helps you to be an effective leader. God has given each of us passions, talents and gifts and we will live and lead best when we operate out of our uniqueness.

He didn’t create just a part of you for a unique purpose. He created all of you for 100 percent of your purpose.

Tyler Reagin talks about four characteristics of leaders, Sweat, sacrifice, surrender and serve. We should exemplify these four characteristics in the way we live life every day. The author puts a lot of emphasis on teams, that we should put others first, taking the time to know your team members and to value them and most importantly appreciate their unique gifts, are all things we should be practicing in all our relationships.

I enjoyed the book and those who follow Jesus should read it. One does not necessarily need to be part of a team to appreciate this book. I liked that the author used different bible passages showing leadership.

*I received a copy of this book free of charge from Waterbrook Multnomah as part of the LIFE GIVING book launch team.