Creating Communities of Radical Embrace
by Brandan Robertson
True Inclusion is the book chosen to accompany the Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa theme for April 2019
Want to be truly inclusive?
It's more than flying a rainbow flag on your church doors.
So your website says you're welcoming, worship uses gender-inclusive language, and you make sure you greet the stranger next to you on Sunday mornings. But is that really enough? Let Brandan Robertson guide your church beyond mere welcome to radical embrace as you discover the "Inclusion imperative" beating at the heart of the gospel.
Brandan Robertson is a sought-after speaker and organizer who has worked with dozens of churches and organizations to help them become more truly inclusive. Brandan is the lead pastor of Missiongathering Christian Church in San Diego and the author or contributing author of several books. He has been published in many national publications and is regularly interviewed by national media such as NPR, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, MSNBC, and The New York Times.
"I so desire to belong to a beloved community where I and all are welcome, and we are called to fully explore our pathways to spiritual health, healing, and wholeness. True Inclusion provides us all with resources necessary to build such a community."
—John C. Borhauer, General Minister and President, the United Church of Christ
"Don't read this book unless you want to be challenged to walk the gospel road of inclusion."
—Mark Johnston, executive director, The Disciples LGBTQ Alliance
"If your church is committed to a wide welcome and radical inclusion of all of god's children, this is a great resource for you."
—Cameron Trimble, CEO, Center for Progressive Renewal & Convergence Network