Featured Book: Nomad

Featured BookNomad: A Spirituality for Traveling Light

In Nomad, Brandan Robertson tells the story of his halting exodus from religious fundamentalism. It is a coming-of-age story which Fr. Richard Rohr calls “one man’s compelling account of moving beyond the boundaries of rigid religion into an expansive, true spirituality.” The 31-year-old author writes, “[I]t’s only when we allow ourselves to get lost that we can have the opportunity to find and be found.”

Robertson, whom Wikipedia describes as “a gay writer, activist, minister, and TikTok influencer,” acknowledges, “Allowing myself to wander off into the vast jungle of religion and spirituality has often led me stumbling upon life-altering new ways of thinking, living, and being.” In his review of the book, blogger Alexander Steward enthuses, “His story is one of wonder, and encourages us to wander.”

In introducing him to its audiences, the Wild Goose Festival (“grounded in faith-inspired social justice”) has him “[a]cclaimed as one of ‘the most hope-inspiring young Christian leaders’”; it points out that Robertson has been a “guest speaker at a wide range of venues, from lecturing on spirituality at Oxford University, teaching on LGBT+ rights at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, to speaking at the White House on the impact of religiously-motivated bullying.”

Nomad: A Spirituality for Traveling Light
By Brandan Robertson
Augsburg Books, 2016