In these “trans-whatever” times, our world is so very confused about identity. Following hot on the (high) heels of Bruce Jenner introducing himself as Caitlyn, we now have the spectacle of Rachel Dolezal. She is the president of the local Spokane NAACP chapter who, turns out, is not the African-American-with-multiple-racial-hate-crimes-committed-against-her that she claimed to be. As one writer asks in the title of his article, “If Rachel Dolezal Isn’t Black, How Is Caitlyn Jenner A Woman?“. One can only imagine what further jumbling of identity the next news cycle will bring.
Oh, that a voice of clarity with charity might speak into this muddled mess!
Following the great interest created by her first book, The Secret Thought of an Unlikely Convert, the autobiographical story of her journey from being a leftist lesbian professor to a follower of Christ, Rosaria Butterfield has now written Openness, Unhindered. In a work that could not be more timely, written in her engaging and compassionate prose, Rosaria offers a clear-minded treatise on what true identity is (including but not limited to sexual identity) and how it is to be discovered and nurtured. With great depth of insight into the inner heart battles all men and women share; interaction with a wide range of authors, philosophers, and theologians on this topic; and further candor in sharing her own struggles in this regard, this book is a sure lifeline thrown to those sinking under the turbulent waves of identity confusion.
You are encouraged to read and study this book. It can be purchased by clicking the image below. Here is my further endorsement:
In an age where where Facebook offers over fifty gender options, confusion about identity abounds as people try to discover who they truly are. Thankfully, like the seasoned trail guide she is, in Openness, Unhindered Rosaria Butterfield offers knowledgeable, compassionate direction to lead people in their search for true identity. As you read this book, you will hear echoes and explanations of the ancient paradox all true sojourners eventually learn: that to find yourself, you must first lose yourself.