Reviewed by Danita Dyess for Readers' Favorite
Is being transgender against God and the Bible? That is the question that Cheryl Evans, author of What Does God Think?: Transgender People and the Bible, attempts to answer. Evans, the mother of a daughter and a transgender son, said, "I set out to discover what is at the root of the vast differences in opinions about what God thinks, what the Bible says, and what individuals believe about transgender people." She uses scriptures like Ecclesiastes 11:5, Jeremiah 1:5 and many others to clearly show that God loves all people. Furthermore, she disproves scientific studies entailing the nature versus nurture theory. Readers will discover the difference between sex and gender, the role of social conditioning, and how many are thriving in their lives as a transgender person.
Cheryl Evans did an outstanding job writing What Does God Think?: Transgender People and the Bible. As a Christian, I was uncomfortable with the topic. But as I read about her goal to educate others and discuss the issue calmly, I wanted to know more. Each chapter has a thought-provoking scripture. This nonfiction work is comprehensive, honest and well researched. The Thank You section and Book Club Talking Points were great extras. I appreciated the fact that Evans admitted that she was not an academic or scholar -- that was the pivotal element that will truly touch readers as they identify with her position. Her first book, I Promised Not To Tell, inspired her to write her latest Christian true story. I believe Evans will receive critical acclaim. What Does God Think? is highly recommended.