Accidental Saints

by Nadia Bolz-Weber



In Accidental Saints, New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls “a religious but not-so-spiritual life.” Tattooed, angry, and profane, this former standup comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. But God keeps showing up in the least likely of people—a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop, and a gun-toting member of the NRA.

As she lives and worships alongside these “accidental saints,” Nadia is swept into firsthand encounters with grace—a gift that often feels less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit by a blunt instrument. But by this grace, people are transformed in ways they couldn’t have been on their own.

In a time when many have rightly become disillusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives. This unforgettable account of their faltering steps toward wholeness will ring true for believer and skeptic alike.

Told in Nadia’s trademark confessional style, Accidental Saints is the stunning next work from one of today’s most important religious voices.

Available in hardcover September 2015

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by Nadia Bolz-Weber

Bizarre, rich, and remarkable, Pastrix turns spiritual memoir on its ear in a sardonically irreverent and beautifully honest page-turner that readers will never forget.

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Book Cover Salvation on the Small Screen by Nadia Bolz-Weber

Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television

by Nadia Bolz-Weber

A book for everyone who’s ever flipped past the religious channel and thought, “I haven’t the faintest clue what’s going on there,” or “That church doesn’t seem like my church at all,”…

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Book Cover- The HyphenatedsThe Hyphenateds- How Emergence Christianity is Re-Traditioning Mainline Practices

edited by Phil Snider, with contribution by Nadia Bolz-Weber

Can emergence Christianity help established denominations understand that radical transformation means more than a new worship service? When hearing complaints that church is irrelevant, can mainliners understand that reclaiming relevancy means more than changing meeting locations from church buildings to coffeeshops? Yes, say the writers of The Hyphenateds, as they show you how they’ve done it.

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"“This book isn’t just entertaining and fascinating. It’s inspiring and potentially life-changing. Here’s my own question: Can you be curious and thoughtful about religion and NOT read this book? My answer: No.”  —A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically

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by Christian Piatt, with contribution by Nadia Bolz-Weber

Where did Adam and Eve’s kids find spouses?
Does God justify violence in scripture?
Does the Bible call for sexual purity? (and what qualifies as pure and impure?)

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by Graham Cray & Ian Bobsby

This important book poses a challenging question: what are the aims of mission and are they being achieved through Fresh Expressions?

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