Review: Living in a Gray World – A Christian Teen’s Guide to Understanding Homosexuality by Preston Sprinkle

Living in a Gray World: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Understanding HomosexualityLiving in a Gray World: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Understanding Homosexuality by Preston Sprinkle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Zonderkidz-Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


I, as a Christian, have always wondered about homosexuality as it is on the top of everyone’s tongues. I hoped that picking up ‘Living in a Gray World’ may give me something new: a new understanding. I didn’t understand it; I didn’t know how to broach the topic with other people, yet alone homosexual people or Christian homosexuals. It was a puzzling topic that I definitely needed to do some reading up on: and this ARC gave me a great chance to do so. I wanted to know what the bible said. And this short read gave me exactly that.
What I noticed straight away was how qualified this author was to write this book. Yet another thing? The great, easy, straight-forward, honest and personal way the author wrote it. It sounded kind yet matter-of-fact on the page and I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW THAT IS POSSIBLE. The writing style was great for this type of subject, which is highly debated by many. The author wasn’t afraid to state his belief – which was that the Bible did not support same-sex relationships and endorses opposite-sex relationships. It gave me what I wanted to know straight away.
I know that LGBTQIAP is a very, very, very highly debated topic but in my opinion, this book gave the best, most basic side to it. I support this author in the belief that same-sex attraction is okay, and that we should accept people for who they are, not just for what their attraction is compared to other people.
It felt dangerous and hard reviewing this book. The most popular Goodreads review of this book completely dismissed and rejects the entire thing. I felt like most of the people believed it as bad. But here is my opinion: I felt it was great. I understand that this is my first read on this subject and that my reading experience is not yet good enough to judge.
There was only one typo that I could find in my ARC. No spelling mistakes whatsoever.
Congratulations to Preston Sprinkle on publishing a good, solid introductory read on LGBTQIAP.

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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