Transforming: Updated and Expanded Edition with Study Guide: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians

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Westminster John Knox Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.58 inches | 0.71 pounds

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About the Author

Austen Hartke is the creator of the YouTube series Transgender and Christian, which seeks to understand, interpret, and share parts of the Bible that relate to gender identity and the lives of transgender individuals. Hartke is a graduate of Luther Seminarys Master of Arts program in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies and winner of Luthers 2014 John Milton Prize in Old Testament Writing.


"Hartke's Transforming is gentle but uncompromising, humble but smart. The power of this book is that it has a clear pastoral heart while resting on a foundation of helpful scholarship." -- Jared Byas, cohost of The Bible for Normal People and author of Love Matters More

"What a powerful read! Clear, compelling, and profoundly moving, this book should be on the shelf of every pastor, every parent, and every Christian of good conscience who wants to engage the conversation around gender and sexuality with integrity." -- Rachel Held Evans+, author of Searching for Sunday and Inspired

"With stunning clarity, scholarly insight, and extraordinary vulnerability, this resource challenges false narratives about gender so often promoted in nonaffirming spaces and offers a richly biblical path forward in our understanding and embrace of trans individuals into the life of the church." --Brandan Robertson, pastor, activist, and author of Filled to Be Emptied: The Path to Liberation for Privileged People.

"Hartke combines careful biblical exegesis with helpful education around gender and gender identity, all wrapped in a conversational tone and packed with practical advice. This book will be a must-read for trans Christians, pastors, lay leaders, parents, and all who believe in God's creative and transforming love." --E. Carrington Heath, Senior Pastor, Congregational Church (UCC), Exeter, New Hampshire, and author of Called Out: 100 Devotions for LGBTQ Christian