Dry Bones and Holy Wars :  A Call for Social and Spiritual Renewal - Orbis Books


Pages: 184

Binding: Paperback

Dry Bones and Holy Wars : A Call for Social and Spiritual Renewal

By: Brandan Robertson
  • $22.00


“Robertson offers readers deft theological reflections on the biggest sources of our current cultural angst—social polarization, political corruption, spiritual abuse, ecological disaster—leveraging the wisdom of the Christian tradition to fuel subversive hope.” —Jonathan Merritt, contributing writer, The Atlantic; author, Learning to Speak God from Scratch

 “Brandan Robertson is one of the most astute young Christian writers. His compelling new book, deeply rooted in the Bible, shows how Scripture can inform the most contemporary of questions, and help us lead the most spiritual of lives.”—James Martin, SJ, author, Jesus: A Pilgrimage

 “Dry Bones and Holy Wars offers a challenging biblical call for followers of Jesus to embrace the prophetic nature of our tradition and lean into this moment with radical compassion and subversive hope for creating a more just and equal world.” —Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis, senior minister, Middle Church; author, Fierce Love 

 “As millennials and Gen Z are turning away from the church, Robertson’s message invites them to consider again the wisdom of the Bible stories interpreted with new eyes and heard with new ears and all coming from the same eternal source of love.”—Rev. Rich Tafel, pastor, Church of the Holy City, Washington, DC 

“Brandon Robertson has written a forceful and insightful book about the enormous challenges that confront us all—people of faith, and people who have lost faith in faith. Each chapter can be read almost like a daily devotional, but at a level so much deeper than spiritual fast-food. He writes with a pastor's heart and a prophet's courage. Take, read, and then hope against hope.”—Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers, pastor of First Congregational Church, Norman, Oklahoma; Distinguished Professor of Social Justice, Oklahoma City University; author, Saving God from Religion

These reflections by an activist and pastor Rolling Stone recently named to its “Hot List” of artists, creatives, and influencers “giving us reason to be excited about the future”—come at a divisive moment. Robertson uses Christian scripture to call us to wake up and take action for the collective good in the ways of Jesus—challenging and inspiring all to believe that a just world is on the horizon.

Brandan Robertson is a millennial author, Christian minister, activist, and public theologian working at the intersections of spirituality, sexuality, and social renewal. He is the author of eight books and has bylines in TIME, San Diego Union Tribune, NBC, and The Washington Post. He’s been interviewed for National Public Radio, The Independent UK, The New York Times, and POLITICO. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Moody Bible Institute, he earned his Master of Theological Studies from Iliff School of Theology, and an MA in Political Science and Public AdministrationHe is now pursuing a PhD at Drew Theological School in Madison, NJ.

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