Nomad by Brandan Robertson

Brandan Robertson is a quick rising voice within the church today. One of his opening sentences can reflect what many of us feel in our hearts:

“My life has been filled with wandering through the vast expanse of reality, searching for a place I can call home.”

Nomad is a journey through his life thus far and the eclectic experiences that have helped shape who he is today as a child of God serving the church. From an Evangelical background where he began to see himself as an outsider to his journey in beginning to understand his true self better, God opens up to him in new ways and through new people. Understanding who he is as part of the LGBTQ+ community allows him to bring the gospel to people that have been shamed and considered themselves done with the church.

The chapter titles in the book, speak very much to our spirituality as human beings and have a sense of liturgical spirit. From Nomad to Grace to Wonder, the journey revealed among its pages open up the vulnerability of Brandan and gives us permission and courage to share our own stories.

Thanks to Augsburg Fortress for a copy for review.

By Alex Steward

I am a husband, father, and pastor within the ELCA. I did not grow up in the church and thus come at this pastoring thing with an unique perspective.

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