Fundamorphosis: How I Left Fundamentalism But Didn’t Lose My Faith

Fundamorphosis: How I Left Fundamentalism But Didn’t Lose My Faith is the story of how Robb Ryerse went from being a fundamentalist pastor to an emergent church planter. When the answers he’d always been taught stopped resonating with him, Robb couldn’t in good conscience go on perpetuating the traditions and beliefs of his church.

Fundamorphosis details the struggle of saying goodbye to the church he had always known. But more than just deconstructing fundamentalism, Fundamorphosis provides a constructive look at the shape Robb’s beliefs now take: authentic, gracious, optimistic, and unfinished.

Fundamorphosis is a story in which many will be able to find themselves. It’s a thought-provoking roadmap for those who are in the midst of their own fundamorphosis.


Fundamorphosis: How I Left Fundamentalism But Didn’t Lose My Faith is available now:


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Praise for Fundamorphosis:

You may be an Evangelical/fundamentalist secretly dreaming of breaking out of your cocoon, or you may be an outsider trying to understand fundamentalism and its discontents – either way, Robb’s story will introduce you to a growing trend that may indeed become a movement in the years to come.

Brian D. McLaren, author/speaker/networker


Robb Ryerse’s Fundamorphosis gently addresses the psychological pain and nagging intellectual questions of so many who have been shaped by fundamentalist Christianity.

Mark Scandrette, author of Soul Graffiti and Practicing the Way of Jesus


Robb Ryerse narrates the story of his own journey from the dogmatic certainties of fundamentalism to a faith that embraces the mysteries and complexities of human existence in order to better love God and neighbor.

John R. Franke, General Coordinator, The Gospel and Our Culture Network


How refreshing to read Robb Ryerse’s Fundamorphosis, an account of leaving fundamentalism while retaining faith. Many others will recognize themselves in this well-written, moving story—and hopefully come to similar conclusions.

Drew Dyck, managing editor of Leadership Journal, author of Generation Ex-Christian


So many struggle with keeping their faith when confronted with those who preach an unjust, proud, and merciless gospel. It’s encouraging to read the story a Christian who has at long last met Christ.

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