"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 appreciate the fact that Evans admitted that she was not an academic or scholar -- that was a 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." 5 Stars - Danita Dyess for Readers' Favorite
"A fascinating exploration
into the relationship between transgenderism and the bible scriptures used to condemn those who are affected by it. It raises some excellent, thought-provoking points, all while promoting kindness and acceptance of one another. A wonderful, thoughtful book that has a ton of potential to be a truly groundbreaking non-fiction novel
." Authors Talk About It
"Superb second book by Cheryl B. Evans.
So much great reading in What Does God Think? and it is so well presented. "Hallalujah" Well done.
" Award Winning Author, Viga Boland (No Tears For My Father).
"With powerful biblical and scientific references, the author takes the reader on a journey to understanding the nature of the transgender person, their place in the economy of faith, and how God looks at them. This is a very courageous book. Cheryl B. Evans writes with great confidence and demonstrates a lot of mastery of the scriptures; her prose is very accessible, the voice eloquent and reassuring, compassionate and inspiring. The reader is left in no doubt that the author knows what she is taking about, and in this day and age where we struggle to embrace diversity, this book will offer readers an invaluable tool and a reminder that we are all children of God. What Does God Think? Transgender People and The Bible is a well researched book that unveils the mystery of the transgender person and allows readers to get insights on what God would think about transgender people. I found it to be both informative and highly revealing." 5 Stars - Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
"What Does God Think? does a great job of beginning a conversation. One that does not judge or condemn but offers valuable thought provoking insights. Ultimately, it delivers a message of truth about God's unconditional love and purposeful creation of each of us. As I have always believed, we are all part of the story which rises out of God's love and Jesus' teachings, transcending time. Love is like that. Good teaching is like that. They have iconoclastic power to draw humanity to the good however slow the process may be. This book has the power to bring comfort and spiritual healing to individuals seeking to understand how being transgender is not against God. It was a privilege to review What Does God Think? and in doing so I have expanded my knowledge about transgender people." The Reverend Dr. Janet Brigham
"Cheryl handles this topic wonderfully. She includes clear biblical and scientific explanations that I believe will bring comfort and peace to those who are grappling with this subject. Every parent of a transgender kid would benefit from reading this and I think all Christians would benefit from reading it. I will be recommending this to a lot of parents." Liz Dyer, Serendipitydodah.wordpress.com & Serendipitydodah For Moms (a private facebook group for mom's of LGBTQ kids.)
Evans presents an accessible introduction to issues surrounding trans identity and Christianity. After a brief explanation of the science of sexual diversity and the growing public awareness of trans people. Evans embarks on a fairly high-level exploration of the difficulty of relying on the Bible to address modern concerns. She builds a case that the Bible is less conservative than many traditionalists assert. Evans's clear, heartfelt writing is a compassionate starting point for discussion.
Publishers Weekly (BookLife)
About the Author
Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Cheryl B. Evans is an award winning author. Cheryl is a reader and writer of non-fiction books, a lover of flavoured coffee and all things chocolate. She has been happily married to her husband, Jim, for almost twenty- five years. Together, they have raised two wonderful children, a daughter, Mariah, and a transgender son named Jordan. Cheryl is a transgender advocate and believes strongly in protecting the human rights of transgender persons and helping to educating others. Evans received a bronze medal in 2017 for her first book, I Promised Not to Tell, which became the seed for this new Christian book on gender and sexuality.