OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation is the first release from OtherWise Engaged Publishing. Currently available in paperback, large-print paperbook, and a variety of e-book formats. [More details at otherwisechristian.com]
OtherWise Christian reviews 25 years of transgender-affirming biblical scholarship. Mx. Chris Paige argues that the Bible shows us story after story of OtherWise-gendered people being used by God to further the kingdom. Yet, we have been bamboozled by a restrictive gender ideology that is aligned with empire, white supremacy and Christian supremacy. Jesus and our biblical ancestors invite us to join a gender-full resistance!
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- The OtherWise Christian Group Discussion Guide is also available for free on our digital site and wherever you buy ebooks.
- We are also working on OtherWise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance and other related follow-up projects.
“In this invigorating dive into scripture… Paige… reads the Bible in provocative ways… brings to the foreground lesser-known biblical figures… surprising yet plausible… strong and imaginative… This is a treasure chest of resources for those interested in ways transgender individuals can live faithful to God and to one’s self.”
“This is the book that we need.”
The Rev. Terri Stewart
United Methodist Alliance for Transgender Inclusion (UMATI)
“The most exhaustive look at gender non-conforming/trans identities in the Bible that I have seen to date. Informative & accessible.”
Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible
“I am excited to revisit familiar characters and narratives with a new OtherWise lens. This is an extraordinary gift to the trans community and to those, whether transgender or cisgender, who wish to go deeper in the texts to see those of us who have been hidden, erased, and/or disparaged.”
The Rev. Louis Mitchell
Executive Director of Transfaith
“…a truly incredible book. Mx Chris’ writing is clear, elegant, and prophetic, and the book’s intertextual readings of scripture and popular culture are very insightful. This book beautifully answers the deepest possible question: how can we imagine and practice our spirituality in ways that are truly just and liberatory, especially as it concerns our gender.”
Cleis Abeni/Upāsikā tree
“…a wonderful resource… This is a faith text that CANNOT be ignored.”
The Rev. Shanea D. Leonard
Associate for Gender & Racial Justice for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
“…a brilliant yet down-to-earth, supremely compassionate and practical guide for how religious people who don’t fit binary categories can engage with and draw strength from the Bible… Though addressed to those who identify as Christian… it does a marvelous job of reaching out toward non-Christian religions, particularly Judaism.”
Dr Joy Ladin
The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective
About the Author
Mx Chris Paige is an OtherWise-identified writer, educator, organizer, and coach, who authored OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation.
Chris was founding executive director of Transfaith, a multi-tradition, multi-racial, multi-gender advocacy organization by and for people of transgender experience.
Chris has been a catalyst and/or contributor to several other ground-breaking projects for and by transgender faith leaders. Previously, Chris had been publisher and co-director of the (now defunct) award-winning progressive Christian magazine, The Other Side.
They are available for speaking, teaching, and preaching engagements, as well as coaching and consulting.