Prepublication Endorsements

This book is a model for how to open hearts and change minds. The authors tackle one of the most controversial of issues. And yet, because of their kindness, clarity and intelligent discourse based on evidence, I predict they will influence readers to re-think their positions. An amazing feat. These genuine bridge-builders do a service to gays, to the faith community and to all of us who want a culture that supports families.

—Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia

What God Has Joined Together provides a safe space for battle-weary-warriors on both sides of the same-sex-marriage wars. The calm, comprehensive, convincing voices of Myers and Scanzoni create a safe place where all of us can hear again for the first time the truths that will lead at last to peace and reconciliation.

—Mel White []

A well-reasoned, important and timely contribution to the national debate.

—David Popenoe, Co-director, National Marriage Project, Rutgers University

This is a well-informed introduction that should serve as an informing conclusion: The most loving structure for homosexual intimacy is same-sex marriage.

—Dr. Ralph Blair, Founder of Evangelicals Concerned, Inc.

David Myers and Letha Scanzoni have written a sensible book that argues what should be obvious: namely that supporting commited marriage for homosexuals does not undermine but strengthens marriage for everyone.

—Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether, Pacific School of Religion

A fresh and innovative approach to a controversial subject. Myers and Scanzoni make a persuasive case: If marriage is good for some, it’s good for all.

—Nancy A. Hardesty, Professor of religion, Clemson University, and author of Faith Cure: Divine Healing in the Holiness and Pentecostal Movements

What God Has Joined Together is one of the few books that sheds more light than heat on the contentious issue of gay marriage. The authors’ conclusions may stir controversy in some quarters, but their arguments should not be ignored.

—Dr. Randall Balmer, Barnard College, Columbia University