Fitting in may have been the ticket to survival in grade school, but new books publishing this fall on spirituality are taking the opposite tack. Three authors are making cases for how standing out and embracing individuality is a good way for Christians to live out, grow, and share their faith.

Get Weird: Discover the Surprising Secret to Making a Difference

By C.J. Casciotta (FaithWords, Sept.)

Casciotta, a media director and founder of the Sounds Like a Movement podcast, lays out ways to discover one’s unique identity and argues for why doing so can lead to improved relationships and heightened creativity.

Keep Christianity Weird: Embracing the Discipline of Being Different

By Michael Frost (Nav Press, Sept.)

Frost, a mission works advocate and co-founder of the International Forge Mission Training Network, takes aim at churches that have become complacent and conventional, suggesting instead that leaders emulate the countercultural characteristics of Jesus Christ and take a different perspective of the world.

Odd(ly) Enough: Standing Out When the World Begs You to Fit In

By Carolanne Miljavac (Shiloh Run, Nov.)

Miljacav is a speaker with over 450,000 followers on Facebook. According to the publisher, in her new book, Miljavac encourages readers to “embrace the ‘you’ God made you to be,” such as quirks and past mistakes, in order to grow in confidence and courage, according to the publisher.