( epub ) Accidental Saints Finding God in All the Wrong People AUTHOR Nadia Bolz-Weber

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Lusioned 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 From the Hardcover edition On a 0 100 scale what I know about Christianity comes MUCH closer to 0 than to 100 Believe me Note I m not repeating believe me as does The Donald so you can trust that I m neither lying nor using truthful hyperbole Born Jewish and still Jewish I unfortunately don t know what I ought to know about my own religion much less anyone else s And before I discuss Nadia Bolz Weber s book I should also confess that my desire to increase my familiarity with Christian theology has never been strong enough to measure When I bought Accidental Saints I did not realize that I was in a sense registering for Religion 103 Introduction to Christianity A few days ago our Sabbath I pulled it from my to read shelf and SURPRISE Page 1 offers an old Christian hymn that begins Rejoice now all heavenly powers Sing choirs of angels Exult all creation around G d s throne Jesus Christ is risen Instead of singing I m thinkin Holy moly why did I buy this book should I read on and attempt to find out why Obviously I did Yes Bolz Weber s Accidental Saints contains plenty of material that a practicing Jew cannot embrace or even understand others acceptance of it as the TRUTH To my amazement however the foreign beliefs never became an obstacle to my appreciating a work by this Lutheran pastor The name of Bolz Weber s church is House for All Sinners and Saints and her book has chapters entitled to mention a few Absolution for Assholes Judas Will Now Take Your Confession and The Best Shitty Feeling in the World The work is a billboard promoting the value of letting it all hang out pardon the dated expression The unusual experiences and the commentary that Bolz Weber shares with her readers convey important messages none it seems important than the following In the kingdom of G d we need not cultivate a persona to hide the lame poor blind or crippled parts of us You can just be And in just being you can in the fierce and loving eyes of G d be known be whole and maybe even find a little rest Because keeping it all ie pretending or overcompensating going is just exhausting 125 26 How many times have I said or written You don t have to be Jewish to get a particular play novel movie etc On a 0 100 scale oh forget the scale it doesn t go high enough My closing comment about Accidental Saints is however a first for me You don t have to be Christian to read this book and be glad that you did Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers you can trust that I m neither lying nor using truthful hyperbole Born Jewish and still Jewish I unfortunately don t know what I ought to know about my own religion much less anyone else s And before I discuss Nadia Bolz Weber s book I should also confess that my desire to increase my familiarity with Christian theology has never been strong enough to measure When I bought Accidental Saints I did not realize that I was in a sense registering for Religion 103 Introduction to Christianity A few days ago our Sabbath I pulled it from my to read shelf and SURPRISE Page 1 offers an old Christian hymn that begins Rejoice now all heavenly powers Sing choirs of angels Exult all creation around G d s throne Jesus Christ is risen Instead of singing I m thinkin Holy moly why did I buy this book should I read on and attempt to find out why Obviously I did Yes Bolz Weber s Accidental Saints contains plenty of material that a practicing Jew cannot embrace or even understand others acceptance of it as the TRUTH To my amazement however the foreign beliefs never became an obstacle to my appreciating a work by this Lutheran pastor The name of Bolz Weber s church is House for All Sinners and Saints and her book has chapters entitled to mention a few Absolution for Assholes Judas Will Now Take Your Confession and The Best Shitty Feeling in the World The work is a billboard promoting the value of letting it all hang out pardon the dated expression The unusual experiences and the commentary that Bolz Weber shares with her readers convey important messages none it seems important than the following In the kingdom of G d we need not cultivate a persona to hide the lame poor blind or crippled parts of us You can just be And in just being Devoted to Drew you can in the fierce and loving eyes of G d be known be whole and maybe even find a little rest Because keeping it all ie pretending or overcompensating going is just exhausting 125 26 How many times have I said or written You don t have to be Jewish to get a particular play novel movie etc On a 0 100 scale oh forget the scale it doesn t go high enough My closing comment about Accidental Saints is however a first for me You don t have to be Christian to read this book and be glad that

review Accidental Saints Finding God in All the Wrong People

Accidental Saints Finding God in All the Wrong People

He least likely of people a church loving agnostic a drag ueen a felonious Bishop and a gun toting member of the NRA As she lives and worships alongside these “ac­cidental saints” Nadia is swept into first hand en­counters with grace a gift that feels to her less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and like being hit with 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 dis­il Here we have a continuation a collection of stories from one Saint Cookies day to another five year later when the cookies are accidentally forgotten The author is a Lutheran pastor in Denver with her church of and for people who don t really fit in the usual churches There is a set of discussion uestions at the end and a short interview with her We get to read of various events both in Denver and on author s travels within US and elsewhere You get to see her in all her goods and flaws here which in the end mirror the goods and flaws of all people And yet God shows mercy grace and humor in catching us all You get to witness some of the traditions of her church the cookies the tulips etc and to meet some interesting peopleYou end up thinking about your own versions of events featured here your own weaknesses and fears and get a feel of God s mercy and sneakiness in a good way over and over It s uite uplifting I think this book may be a good or better even companion to her previous book Pastrix and there s many details that I can see myself pondering on even later Very enjoyable a read Promises in Tumble Creek year later when the cookies are accidentally forgotten The author is a Lutheran pastor in Denver with her church of and for people who don t really fit in the usual churches There is a set of discussion uestions at the end and a short interview with her We get to read of various events both in Denver and on author s travels within US and elsewhere You get to see her in all her goods and flaws here which in the end mirror the goods and flaws of all people And Mischief and Marriage yet God shows mercy grace and humor in catching us all You get to witness some of the traditions of her church the cookies the tulips etc and to meet some interesting peopleYou end up thinking about Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (Men of Wolf Creek, your own versions of events featured here Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, your own weaknesses and fears and get a feel of God s mercy and sneakiness in a good way over and over It s uite uplifting I think this book may be a good or better even companion to her previous book Pastrix and there s many details that I can see myself pondering on even later Very enjoyable a read

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWhat if that person you've been trying to avoid is your best shot at grace todayAnd what if that's the pointIn Accidental Saints New York Times best selling 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 t This book was recommended to me by someone at work who I THINK believes I am edgy and is also aware that I love reading about religion I think SHE thought I d embrace this cool approach to Christianity But this book was not for me Nadia Bolz Weber comes from an extremely conservative background So her fresh ideas were stale to me Catholics are NOT THAT WEIRDI m a Catholic I hang out with REAL GAY PEOPLE I mean that is great and perhaps conservative people reading this will find it refreshing and innovative and maybe it will change their opinions and that is cool But I am looking for someone to stretch Christianity much farther Bolz Weber keeps bragging about hanging with sinners Jesus loved sinners But when you re hanging out with sinners at the same time saying I M HANGING OUT WITH FILTHY ASS SINNERS doesn t it defeat the purpose Jesus led by example and hung out with everyone but he didn t brag about it He just did When Bolz Weber spoke at the funeral of a gay man who committed suicide she called him a sinner reassuring people that they should not be ashamed that he was gay and killed himself If you really want to embrace the sinners treat them as people with as much respect as you d treat anyone else Maybe I m being too critical But if I were at that funeral and that gay deceased man was my family member I would be offended I was almost sort of offended that this book was recommended to me in the first place Has that ever happened to you I felt the EXACT same way when someone recommended Blue Like Jazz The person who handed it to me thought it was hip because the author doesn t speak like he was born in the 12th century and doesn t have extremely conservative religious views and speaks to me on my levelI think some would call Nadia Bolz Weber s sense of humor self deprecating but you can tell with each self put down she is boosting herself up I m awful I drink beer and have tattoos I do evil things sometimes JUST LIKE YOU but I m still a good person But does a coolgood person have to say it so much It s also very clear she wants to come off as badass and cool I believe she is a good person but I don t think she s cool Cool to me would be someone who makes me think of Christianity anew Who really and truly lives the message of Jesus every single day without bragging about it Because they want to and not because they are image conscience When that book comes around will someone please let me know


10 thoughts on “Accidental Saints Finding God in All the Wrong People

  1. says:

    This book was recommended to me by someone at work who I THINK believes I am edgy and is also aware that I love reading about religion I think S

  2. says:

    I recommend the audiobook as well because NBW reads it herself

  3. says:

    35 I knew of Nadia Bolz Weber through Greenbelt Festival She’s a foul mouthed tattooed fairly orthodox Lutheran

  4. says:

    There is something about dropping F bombs and making fun of worship music with a bishop that makes me feel warm and fuzzy Pastor Nadia 'minister behaving badly' on page 43After discovering Pastor Nadia Bolz Weber via her latest release Shameless just a few weeks ago I decided to check out her previous books Her biographic debut Pastrix is on deck for me later this month I imagine that the edgy chapters in Accidental Saints are indicative

  5. says:

    Here we have a continuation a collection of stories from one Saint Cookies day to another five year later when the cookies are accidentally forgotten The author is a Lutheran pastor in Denver with her church of and for people who don't really fit in the usual churches There is a set of discussion uestions at the

  6. says:

    So here's the thing I grew up in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America was baptized confirmed and then went to high school and found nothing in the liturgy or the service to make me stay in the churchAnd then I went to live in Japan and had to wrestle with a WHOLE COUNTRY of folks with a 1000 year old hist

  7. says:

    Grace happens But it doesn’t happen only to the observantly devout For Grace forgives us ALL And can shower us a

  8. says:

    Very readable and extremely relatable If you've 'been around the block' a few times or are a woman 'with a past

  9. says:

    On a 0 100 scale what I know about Christianity comes MUCH closer to 0 than to 100 Believe me Note I'm not repeating believe me as does The Donald; so you can trust that I'm neither lying nor using truthful hyperbole Born J

  10. says:

    I freakin' love Nadia Bolz Weber She released the incredible Pastrix just two years ago and she's gathered enough stories s

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