WHAT IF THE PERSON YOU’VE BEEN TRYING TO AVOID IS
YOUR BEST SHOT AT GRACE TODAY?
AND WHAT IF THAT IS THE POINT?
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
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.
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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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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