The book re-centers the conversation back to what I believe anchors our identity and inspires our ways of being, living, and loving. That is, we all are beloved children of the Triune God whose image and likeness we bear?hence, we all are God’s beloved queers primed to flourish in more ways than we can ever dare to imagine for ourselves. I have drawn from a wide range of disciplines?pastoral theology, spirituality, counseling psychology, affective neuroscience, anthropology?to offer a more nuanced description of what it means, as queer folks, to be sacred icons of God like everyone else, offering multifarious windows into the spacious, gratuitous, and transforming love of God. It also explores with penetrating detail the inner psychological and spiritual terrain of our queer lives, along with spiritual practices that will help support our flourishing.
Rolf R. Nolasco Jr. is professor of pastoral theology at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. He is the author of The Contemplative Counselor: A Way of Being (2011) and Compassionate Presence: A Radical Response to Human Suffering (2016).