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In 2014, Time magazine announced that America had reached "the transgender tipping point," suggesting that transgender issues would become the next civil rights frontier. Years later, many people - even many LGBTQ allies - still lack understanding of gender identity and the transgender experience. Into this void, Austen Hartke offers a biblically based, educational, and affirming resource to shed light and wisdom on this modern gender landscape.  

Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians provides access into an underrepresented and misunderstood community and will change the way listeners think about transgender people, faith, and the future of Christianity. By introducing transgender issues and language and providing stories of both biblical characters and real-life narratives from transgender Christians living today, Hartke helps listeners visualize a more inclusive Christianity, equipping them with the confidence and tools to change both the church and the world.

©2018 Austen Hartke; Foreword copyright 2018 by Westminster John Knox Press (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Jamie Arpin-Ricci
  • 20-11-18

Grace & Insight In an Age of Ignorance

Hartke provides an accessible and informative entry into the world of transgender people of faith. Cutting through the fears, myths, and misinformation, he welcomes readers into a community of faithful Christians who are far from a "problem to be solved", but beloved image-bearers of the God who created them just as they are.

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  • Jonathan Bloom
  • 08-11-20

Helpful as a new trans

I found this book as I am navigating being trans. It was very helpful and gave me a lot of good insight.

Whether you are trans or want to be an ally, this book is essential!

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  • Daniel R. Kempenich
  • 10-08-20

helpful and easy to follow

helpful in sharing why transgender is not against God and why inclusive Christian practice is the answer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-19

Extremely Thorough

Very informative,even for the Trans Individual.
Covers Deep Areas and explores controversial elements and does an AMAZING job refferencing the Bible to de-demonize the Transgebdered community. 🎀❣️

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  • Allison P.
  • 17-05-19

Excellent book

I highly recommend this book as a primer for progressive Christians regarding the transgender issue.

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  • Geo Linden
  • 10-04-19

Powerful and much needed!

Narrator was great! The content was very educational. The message is powerful and very much needed in this society we live in. I so grateful for this book! I will pass it on. As much as I can.