The self-publishing process for #AsFamiliarAsFamily drained me in all the ways. To tap back into the feelings of joy and enchantment connected to writing, I decided to revisit a collection of poems I wrote in 2019.
After editing this compilation, I pressed upload to soft launch them into the world. These poems are a nod to who I was in 2019, who I am, and who I’m still becoming.
I spent three decades in white evangelical churches. In 2017, I began my lifelong antiracism journey. From there, I continued exchanging core beliefs about gender, sexuality, spirituality, and so much more.
If you are:
- a former evangelical
- curious to learn more about what a faith deconstruction journey can look like
- feeling alone and want to connect with writing that reflects your theological shifts
#ReflectionsFromAFormerEvangelical might be a book you’ll enjoy.
In this anthology of free verse poetry, I reflect on who I was as a former evangelical know-it-all, who I am, and who I am becoming. I hold out hope to spiritual misfits who are broadening the narratives they were taught within white evangelicalism. I'm also putting an asterisk on my beliefs *subject to change as I do.
The eBook for Reflections from a Former Evangelical is available to order on Amazon for $2.99. Click here if you're interested in checking it out.
[I was also inspired to pick up my poetry collection again after reading unbelieve: poems on the journey to becoming a heretic by Marla Taviano in August. Thank you for sharing your journey through poetry with us, Marla.]
ALSO, if you'd like to connect for a 30 minute Zoom call, click here to view my availability on Calendly. I'd love to be able to chat and get to know each other more. This idea was inspired by Andrew Pledger, so thank you, Andrew!
As always, I'm sending so much love to each of you on your own journeys. 💛