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In this short study, leading evangelical Christian Steve Chalke explores the theology of gender identity, reassignment and confirmation. This book will help individual Christians and churches to engage with the Bible's trajectory of radical inclusion and to form an inclusive theology which is both Christ-like and biblical. The Gender Agenda also explores what it can mean to be transgender in a less than fully inclusive society and the hurt, pain and mental health issues that can arise when people feel they have to suppress their true gender identity. The Gender Agenda has been warmly welcomed by leading Christian voices, including: Rev Dr Sam Wells, vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields: “In this welcome study, Steve Chalke regards gender identity not as a problem to be fixed or a norm to be upheld but as a mystery to be entered, with grace, understanding, and the expectation of being amazed. Placing the contemporary church within the narrative of the Acts of the Apostles, Chalke invigorates this discussion by reminding Christians that we are the early church, and we all need to keep up with a God who is never calling us back to a static standard, but always ahead of us imploring us to catch up. Reading this short account is an exercise in rediscovering the diverse glory of God’s kingdom.” Jayne Ozanne, Director of the Ozanne Foundation, founding member of the Archbishops’ Council for the Church of England and member of General Synod: “‘The Gender Agenda’ forces us to take a deeper look at Scripture and understand that God’s heart is radically inclusive. Like Steve, I believe we need a Revolution of Grace that ensures the whole Body of Christ can truly flourish.”