Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People


Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People Author Nadia Bolz-Weber
ISBN-10 1601427565
ISBN-13 9781601427564
Year 2016-09-27
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Convergent Books
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New York Times Bestseller One of NPR s Best Books of 2015What if that person you ve been trying to avoid is your best shot at grace today And what if that s the point In 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 the least likely of peoplea 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 first hand encounters with gracea gift that feels to her less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit with a blunt instrument But by this grace people are transformed in ways they couldnt 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 Nadias trademark confessional style Accidental Saints is the stunning next work from one of todays most important religious voices From the Hardcover edition

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