A journey of becoming new and turning shame into pride

by Jordan Roberts



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/23/2023

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781489746641
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781489746634

About the Book

Jordan is the model Baptist kid, following in his parents’ footsteps by living the word of Christ. As he nears adolescence, a growing understanding of sin coincides with an undeniable pattern of same-sex attraction. Jordan finds himself—the perfect Christian teen—grappling with the most abominable of transgressions. After various attempts to suppress his feelings, Jordan comes to grips with being gay, but he finds himself alone, feeling the pain of not being accepted as his true self. Depressed and broken, Jordan ventures to Chicago to build a life and explore his identity. But a war rages within him that pushes him to the edge. In the aftermath of a near tragedy, Jordan knows he must find a new path of healing…and it is one of reconciliation and an understanding that none of us are made in error. Genesis, a harrowing memoir by Jordan Roberts, reveals the traumas and trials of being gay within the church and his realization that no one is outside of God’s love.

About the Author

Jordan Roberts was born in Escanaba, Michigan but spent time living in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Theology from Appalachian Bible College and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from DePaul University in Chicago. He is currently working at the University of Virginia Medical Center where he now lives in Virginia. He is dedicated to mentoring both nursing students and new nurses as they begin their healthcare careers. Jordan supports advocating for mental health and LGBTQ resources in the workplace. Jordan is a teacher, writer and nurse.