Accidental Saints

Accidental Saints
Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781601427564
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Release: 2016-09-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"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 feels to her less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit with a blunt instrument"--Page 4 of cove

Accidental Saints

Accidental Saints
Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781601427571
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Release: 2015-09-08
Editor: Convergent Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What 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 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 first-hand en­counters with grace—a 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 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.

Accidental Saints

Accidental Saints
Author: Bolz-Weber Nadia
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781848258259
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Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Canterbury Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if the annoying person you try to avoid is actually an accidental saint in your life? What if, even in our failings, holy moments are waiting to happen? Nadia Bolz-Weber demonstrates what happens when ordinary people meet to explore the Christian faith. Their faltering steps towards wholeness will ring true for believer and sceptic alike.

Accidental Saints

Accidental Saints
Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781848258235
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Release: 2015-10-30
Editor: Canterbury Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if the annoying person you try to avoid is actually seconds away from becoming an accidental saint in your life? What if, even in our persistent failings, holy moments are waiting to happen? In Accidental Saints, Nadia Bolz-Weber takes us inside the House for All Sinners and Saints, her congregation in Denver. Tattooed, angry, profane - an altogether unlikely cleric - this former standup comic stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. Yet in her doubts and disasters she keeps "stumbling into holy moments” that break through her resistance; holy moments that are also waiting for each of us. In a time where many have become disillusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people meet to share bread and wine, struggle with scripture, and tell the truth about their real lives. Their faltering steps towards wholeness will ring true for believer and sceptic alike.

Pastrix

Pastrix
Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781455527069
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Release: 2013-09-10
Editor: Jericho Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now a New York Times bestselling author, Nadia Bolz-Weber takes no prisoners as she reclaims the term "pastrix"(pronounced "pas-triks," a term used by some Christians who refuse to recognize female pastors) in her messy, beautiful, prayer-and-profanity laden narrative about an unconventional life of faith. ​ Heavily tattooed and loud-mouthed, Nadia, a former stand-up comic, sure as hell didn't consider herself to be religious leader material—until the day she ended up leading a friend's funeral in a smoky downtown comedy club. Surrounded by fellow alcoholics, depressives, and cynics, she realized: These were her people. Maybe she was meant to be their pastor. Using life stories—from living in a hopeful-but-haggard commune of slackers and her unusual but undeniable spiritual calling to her experiences pastoring people from all walks of life—and poignant honesty, Nadia portrays a woman who is both deeply faithful and deeply flawed, giving hope to the rest of us along the way. Wildly entertaining and deeply resonant, this is the book for people who hunger for a bit of hope that doesn't come from vapid consumerism; for women who talk too loud and guys who love chick flicks; and for the gay person who loves Jesus and won't be shunned by the church. In short, this book is for every misfit suspicious of institutionalized religion but who is still seeking transcendence and mystery.

Shameless

Shameless
Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781601427601
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Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: Convergent Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Raw, intimate, and timely—a no-holds-barred celebration of our bodies that flies in the face of antiquated ideas about sex and gender. “A triumph.”—Glennon Doyle • “One of the most important, life-changing books I’ve ever read.”—Rachel Held Evans, author of Searching for Sunday and Inspired Negative messages about sex come from all corners of society: from the church, from the media, from our own families. As a result, countless people have suffered pain, guilt, and judgment. In this instant bestseller, Nadia Bolz-Weber unleashes her critical eye and her vulnerable yet hopeful soul on the harmful conversations about sex that have fed our shame. Bolz-Weber offers no simple amendments or polite compromises. Instead, this modern-day reverend calls for an inclusivity that empowers us to be loyal to people and, perhaps most important, ourselves. “Christianity is not a program for avoiding mistakes,” she writes. “It is a faith of the guilty.” With an alternative understanding of Scripture passages that have been weaponized against Christians for decades, Bolz-Weber reminds us that sexual flourishing can and should be for all genders, all bodies, and all humans. She shares stories, poetry, and Scripture that wage war on perpetual anxiety around sex by celebrating sexuality in all its forms and recognizing it for the gift that it is. If you’ve been mistreated, confused, angered, and/or wounded by shaming sexual messages, this one is for you.

Salvation on the Small Screen

Salvation on the Small Screen
Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber
Pages: 165
ISBN: 1596270861
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Release: 2008
Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A book for every person who's ever flipped past the religious channel on cable and thought, "I haven't the faintest clue what's going on there," or "that church doesn't seem like my church at all," or even, "wow, so that's what happened to Kirk Cameron." With the personalities of Christian broadcasting constantly in the news talking about every major issue from abortion to culture to war and with the amount of influence their movements have on the the political discourse in this country, to under stand more about the stop on the television dail is to understand more about American and America's religious landscape. On an average day, the largest religious broadcast channel in the country reaches millions of viewers and features programming from figures such as Benny Hinn, T.D. Jakes, Pat Robertson, Paul and Jan Crouch, Jess Duplantis, Joel Osteen, and others, yet despite it's presence in well over 50 million household many have little conception of what kind of faith happens there. Nadia Bolz-Weber, a Lutheran seminarian and former stand-up comic who's never before watched religious broadcasting, spends 24 hours in front of the TV immersing herself in the messages and culture to be found on the part of the dial. Bolstered by visits from guest such as rabbi, her 8-year-old daughter, Unitarian friend, and others, Salvation on the Small Screen? is Bolz-Weber's chronicle, augmented by after-the-fact research, of a huge, but unknown or mysterious to many, branch of religious culture.

Saints Preserved

Saints Preserved
Author: Thomas J. Craughwell
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307590749
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Release: 2011-07-12
Editor: Image
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A finger, a lock of hair, a crucifix, a chalice—if such items belonged to a saint, they are considered to be relics and as such are venerated by the Catholic Church. Anyone who thinks that relics are remnants of the Middle Ages should log on to eBay. On any day of the week the online shopper will find a thriving business in the sale of these items, ranging from the dust from the tomb of Christ to splinters of the True Cross to bone fragments of countless holy men and women. In Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics, author Thomas J. Craughwell takes us on an exhilarating journey through the life and death of more than three hundred saints and along the way enlightens us about the sometimes strange bits and pieces that the saints left behind. Including entries on the famous (Saint Peter, Saint Francis, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux) and the not so famous (Saint Foy, Saint Sicaire, Saint Chrysogonus), Saints Preserved also features information on such notable relics as the Holy House where Jesus, Mary, and Joseph lived; the Crown of Thorns; the Holy Grail; and the seven places that claim to possess the head of Saint John the Baptist—among them a mosque in Damascus. Moreover, this book includes major relics that are enshrined in the United States—for example, the complete skeleton of the Roman martyr Saint Vibiana enshrined in a cathedral in Los Angeles. From the extraordinary Aachen relics to the remains of Saint Zita, Saints Preserved is an indispensable compendium for spiritual seekers, history buffs, and anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the Catholic faith.

Summary Analysis Review of Nadia Bolz Weber s Accidental Saints by Eureka

Summary  Analysis   Review of Nadia Bolz Weber   s Accidental Saints by Eureka
Author: Eureka
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781944195311
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Release: 2016-12-16
Editor: Eureka
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Summary, Analysis & Review of Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Accidental Saints by Eureka Preview: Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the Wrong People byNadia Bolz-Weber is a book about an unconventional pastor’s journey through the peaks and valleys of life as a Christian. Nadia Bolz-Weber uses stories from her life, and others’ lives, to convey messages about Christianity. The accounts deal with her own imperfections, how she tries to reach out to others in need, regardless of their background, and how others’ love and wisdom have helped her become a better Christian… This companion to Accidental Saints includes:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeawaysand much more!

Saint Maybe

Saint Maybe
Author: Anne Tyler
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780385691499
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Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Anchor Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1965, the happy Bedloe family is living an ideal, apple-pie existence in Baltimore. Then, in the blink of an eye, a single tragic event occurs that will transform their lives forever--particularly that of seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe, the youngest son, who blames himself for the sudden "accidental" death of his older brother.Depressed and depleted, Ian is almost crushed under the weight of an unbearable, secret guilt. Then one crisp January evening, he catches sight of a window with glowing yellow neon, the CHURCH OF THE SECOND CHANCE. He enters and soon discovers that forgiveness must be earned, through a bit of sacrifice and a lot of love.

Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints

Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints
Author: Daneen Akers
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1734089504
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Release: 2019-11-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An illustrated children's storybook featuring people of faith who rocked the religious boat on behalf of love and justice.

A Place to Belong

A Place to Belong
Author: Megan Hill
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1433563738
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Release: 2020
Editor: Crossway Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book helps readers delight in being a part of relationships within the church--no matter how messy and awkward they seem--with rich theology, practical direction, and study questions for group use.

Accidental Saints

Accidental Saints
Author: Summary Station
Pages: 46
ISBN: 1518796281
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Release: 2015-10-28
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Learn About How People Become Accidental Saints In A Fraction Of The Time It Takes To Read The Actual Book!!! Get this 1# Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $9.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device Nadia is a woman who grew up with a very strict view of how to imagine Christ, God, and the Bible. Because of that she felt she just couldn't live up to what she was taught so she withdrew and became a different person. She went through trials and tribulations. Maybe more than some of us do. She was a drug user and abused alcohol. She was angry, depressed, and scared. But somehow she came through the other side. Despite still being a swearing, sarcastic, tattooed, and sometimes angry woman, she found her way back to God and became a Lutheran pastor for All Saints and Sinners Church in Colorado. She felt like she never fit in as she was growing up, and that has actually helped her lead her fellow parishioners through their own troubles. She uses her stories, tells her truths, and is fully open about herself showing that she is not perfect to help them see what a hard, wonderful, tough, beautiful, strange place we all share through God's grace.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn When You Download Your Copy Today * How The Author Became An Accidental Saint * The Reason Why People Become Saints When They Are Trying To Become Something Else * Learn About Some Of The Worlds Greatest Accidental Saints Download Your Copy Today! The contents of this book are easily worth over $9.99, but for a limited time you can download the summary of Nadia Bolz-Weber's "Accidental Saints" by for a special discounted price of only $2.99

Incendiary Art

Incendiary Art
Author: Patricia Smith
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780810134348
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Release: 2017-02-15
Editor: Northwestern University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the most magnetic and esteemed poets in today’s literary landscape, Patricia Smith fearlessly confronts the tyranny against the black male body and the tenacious grief of mothers in her compelling new collection, Incendiary Art. She writes an exhaustive lament for mothers of the "dark magicians," and revisits the devastating murder of Emmett Till. These dynamic sequences serve as a backdrop for present-day racial calamities and calls for resistance. Smith embraces elaborate and eloquent language— "her gorgeous fallen son a horrid hidden / rot. Her tiny hand starts crushing roses—one by one / by one she wrecks the casket’s spray. It’s how she / mourns—a mother, still, despite the roar of thorns"— as she sharpens her unerring focus on incidents of national mayhem and mourning. Smith envisions, reenvisions, and ultimately reinvents the role of witness with an incendiary fusion of forms, including prose poems, ghazals, sestinas, and sonnets. With poems impossible to turn away from, one of America’s most electrifying writers reveals what is frightening, and what is revelatory, about history.

Accidental Saints

Accidental Saints
Author: Eureka Books
Pages: 28
ISBN: 151916565X
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Release: 2015-11-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A COMPANION TO THE BOOK AND NOT THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber is a book about an unconventional pastor's journey through the peaks and valleys of life as a Christian. Nadia Bolz-Weber uses stories from her life, and others' lives, to convey messages about Christianity. The accounts deal with her own imperfections, how she tries to reach out to others in need, regardless of their background, and how others' love and wisdom have helped her become a better Christian... This companion to Accidental Saints includes: Overview of the book Important People Key Takeaways Analysis of Key Takeaways and much more!

Household Saints

Household Saints
Author: Francine Prose
Pages: 253
ISBN: 9781480445062
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Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This tale of a family in Little Italy is “a minor miracle . . . documenting the madness and the grace of God in everyday life” (Newsweek). On a 1950s September night so hot that the devout Catholics of Little Italy wonder if New York City has slipped into hell, the butcher Joseph Santangelo invites his friends to play pinochle. At the end of a long, sweaty, boozy evening, his friend Lino Falconetti, addled by wine and heat, bets the hand of his daughter, Catherine—and Santangelo wins. Santangelo’s modern new wife clashes immediately with his superstitious, fiercely protective mother. But years later, it is Catherine who is horrified when the daughter they raise turns out to have more in common with the old world than the new. From a New York Times–bestselling author, this story of two generations of an Italian-American family is imaginative, evocative, funny, and warm—and was made into an acclaimed film directed by Nancy Savoca, starring Tracey Ullman, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Lili Taylor.

Inspired

Inspired
Author: Rachel Held Evans
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780718022327
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Release: 2018-06-12
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One Woman’s Journey Back to Loving the Bible If the Bible isn’t a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered changed her—and it will change you too. Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible’s most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture’s mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God’s loving and redemptive work in the world.

Accidental Saviors

Accidental Saviors
Author: Jack Saarela
Pages: 252
ISBN: 0999462326
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Release: 2018-04-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Novel of Uncommon Heroism in a Dark Time Algot Niska was a smuggler. Felix Kersten a celebrated chiropractor with a practice that included the highest men in Nazi circles. Expatriates living in Berlin in the early days of World War II, they seemed to share nothing in common but their Finnish background. Neither thought of themselves as a hero. But an accident of history led each to use his strategic position to save the lives of hundreds of Jews from Nazi persecution and likely death Author Jack Saarala interweaves actual history and events from the lives of Kersten and Niska with imaginative fiction to create a suspenseful novel in the inspiring tradition of Schindler's List and The Zookeeper's Wife.

Cranky Beautiful Faith

Cranky  Beautiful Faith
Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781848255333
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Release: 2013-11-12
Editor: Canterbury Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Former stand-up comic and unlikely pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber blends sardonic irreverence and brilliant theology as she relates her unusual journey of faith, offering a fresh and uncompromising look at the transformative power of grace. This compassionate book portrays both church and seekers as deeply flawed yet deeply faithful.

The Power of We Day

The Power of We Day
Author: Craig Kielburger,Marc Kielburger
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1927435110
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Release: 2014-09-01
Editor: Douglas & McIntyre
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"We Day is like no other event on the planet. Stadiums full of students--in cities such as Toronto, Seattle, London--cheer for equality and environmental protection as loudly as they do for performances by Jennifer Hudson or Demi Lovato. World leaders and rock bands take the stage to celebrate this generation. Who says teens are apathetic? You can't buy a ticket to We Day: every year hundreds of thousands of students earn entry through service work in support of a charitable cause. The event launches volunteer service programs for students who renew that promise to better their local and global communities. We Day is the best field trip ever. It's the largest charitable cause on Facebook. It's the movement of our time. But you have to see it to believe it. The Power of We Day captures heartwarming stories, stunning photographs, behind-the-scenes moments, and resources for volunteer actions. We Day is moving the world from Me to We."--Dust jacket.