MALE & FEMALE HE CREATED THEMDenny Burk, David Closson, & Colin Smothers


"For two thousand years the church has had to defend doctrinal truth and oppose theological error. Now, in a stunning historical development, for the first time in Christian history we have to define and defend biblical truth on the most basic issues of sex and gender. The Bible begins with the creation of human beings as male and female. Now, we are in the position of arguing for the truth of creation itself. Denny Burk, David Closson, and Colin Smothers offer biblical insight and clarity in this important study. This study is theologically solid and incredibly timely."- Dr. Albert Mohler, president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"We live in a time where we, as Christians, constantly face opposition in our culture. One of the most contested topics is love: the definition of marriage, what the Bible says about homosexuality, and even the roles of a husband and a wife. This timely Bible study is needed in a time such as this. I'm thankful that Male and Female He Created Them is a sound yet simple theological study that takes you back to the basics of the Bible. It's a great challenge to Christians to know what God's Word says to help us clearly define what we believe and why we believe it."- Cissie Graham Lynch, Senior Advisor and Ministry Spokesperson for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse

"We live in morally confused times. Nowhere is that more obvious than in our culture's approach to marriage and sexuality. Unfortunately, the church has too often been on the sidelines when it comes to discipling believers on these topics and our nation has suffered as a result. God calls us to think biblically about everything, including sexuality, and I'm grateful for this resource and how it equips Christians to think faithfully on these contested issues."- Tony Perkins, president, Family Research Council

"What an extraordinary resource so urgently needed at this time. I am happy to commend what Burk, Smothers, and Closson have put together in Male and Female He Created Them. Churches, community groups, and discipleship groups will be strengthened to know what the Bible teaches on controversial topics in our culture, but also be given the ability to explain why we believe these truths are the only pathway for humanity to find temporal and eternal blessing."- Andrew T. Walker, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Male and Female He Created Them will become the most sought out and important book study for churches in the coming days. It meets our most profound need: understanding that men and women, created by God, are not interchangeable, and therefore, our callings in this world are neither arbitrary nor constraining. This study does the heavy lifting: it defines terms and situates them in a biblical worldview, and simultaneously reads the culture's idols under submission to the Word of God. This study is deeply pastoral, recognizing that the saints who will read and use this book are not outsiders. We will have loved ones trapped in the idolatry of sexual identity, or we once were stuck there ourselves. This study will be a lifesaver for parents and grandparents of prodigals, helping us to have compassion without falling for indoctrination. I cannot recommend it highly enough."-Rosaria Butterfield, Author, The Gospel Comes With a House Key and The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

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