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.
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
Presence: A Radical Response to HumanSuffering