Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints by Daneen Akers

Are you looking for a resource to introduce your children to some wonderful people that have made a difference in humanity? Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints is an incredible collection of saints that are familiar and not so familiar.

I was astounded by the vast array of Saints that Akers has included in this edition, and rumor has it that she is already working on volume 2. The book is quite inclusive and lifts up those that have fought for the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. You have your classics, such as Saint Francis included, and people from the past centuries including Fred Rogers and Rachel Held Evans.

This collection reveals that to have closer relationship with God and to carry out your calling in the world does not mean you have to fit a mold. I would recommend this to anyone that has struggled with the conservative views of the church. This book projects love!

Thanks to Speakeasy for the review copy.

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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