Rachel Roberts,ThM, is the author of Confessions of an American None: A Credo of Sorts. Rachel is deeply motivated to help elevate the soul of our nation and believes that collectively Nones harness a vast power to do so.
Confessions of an American None: A Credo of Sorts is part memoir, part credo, and part romp in pop culture, spotlighting the largest, fastest-growing spiritual demographic in our country– the religiously unaffiliated, aka Nones.
A swashbuckling narrative upends conventional thinking about God and religion. Some doctrinal alligators are wrestled into compliance. Some walk the plank. What is the fate of Original Sin, virgin births, and sexuality? It's probably not what you expect.
Rachel Roberts shares personal tales of growing up in a cult (Praise Jesus and pass the snakes!), battling an adult relationship with Christianity (Jesus would get drunk with her over this one), and finding relief in becoming a None (phew).
She unearths a spirituality that balances reason and science with compassion and inclusivity while abandoning superstition and tribalism. Seemingly quirky or random cultural references punctuate profundity with levity and reprieve. Think Spock meets the Dali Lama meets Bart Simpson.
Each chapter contains a recipe and a well-known song that culminates in a meal and an accompanying playlist. This unique feature inspires the reader to experience everyday spirituality the way many Nones do, by meaningfully connecting with others.
Amidst the fun, Confessions aims to instigate a voice for Nones, revolutionize spirituality based on 21st-century values, and reorient our collective consciousness toward that which unifies all people: Love.