Accidental Saints

Accidental Saints
Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781601427571
Available:
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
Available:
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
Available:
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.

Accidental Saints

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

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

Pastrix

Pastrix
Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781455527069
Available:
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
Available:
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
Available:
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.

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
Available:
Release: 2016-12-16
Editor: Eureka
Language: en

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!

Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints

Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints
Author: Daneen Akers
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1734089504
Available:
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.

Accidental Saints

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

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!

Accidental Saints

Accidental Saints
Author: Summary Station Staff
Pages: 46
ISBN: 1518796281
Available:
Release: 2015-10-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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

Take this Bread

Take this Bread
Author: Sara Miles
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781848254282
Available:
Release: 2013-01-26
Editor: Canterbury Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of an unexpected and terribly inconvenient Christian conversion, told by a very unlikely convert, Take This Bread tells the story of a restaurant cook and writer who wandered into a church and found herself transformed, setting up a food pantry around the same altar where she first received the body of Christ.

Design the Home You Love

Design the Home You Love
Author: Lee Mayer,Emily Motayed
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781984856623
Available:
Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the co-founders of Havenly comes “a perfect read for anyone looking to infuse more personality and style into their space—on their own time and budget, and in their own unique way” (Rachel Zoe). “Not only do Lee and Emily unpack all their tips for creating a space that looks as good as it feels, but they do it in a way that is made for real-life application.”—Bobby Berk, design expert and host of Netflix’s Queer Eye Interior design can be daunting, and as a result, many of us never even attempt to design our own homes. In Design the Home You Love, Havenly founders Lee Mayer and Emily Motayed break down the ambiguous world of home design. First you learn how to identify your own style (whether you’re a fan of Parisian Modern or California Casual) and then how to incorporate furniture that matches your style and fits your budget. Design the Home You Love takes you step-by-step and room-by-room through each part of the house to help you fulfill your home’s potential. Whether you’re looking to give your home a complete makeover, spruce up your rental apartment, or merely take your living room from blah to fab, Lee and Emily bring fresh ideas, advice, and inspiration to the table. Illustrated with eye-catching photography and livable inspiration from real-life clients, this is the interior design book that finally makes it possible for us all to achieve our design goals.

Saint Maybe

Saint Maybe
Author: Anne Tyler
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780385691499
Available:
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.

The Accidental

The Accidental
Author: Ali Smith
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780141914930
Available:
Release: 2012-08-02
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted, Baileys Women's Prize-winning author of How to be both and the critically acclaimed Seasonal quartet 'Brilliant and engaging, frequently hilarious. . . Smith makes one look at the world afresh' Sunday Telegraph 'A beguiling page-turner... To read The Accidental is to be excited from first to last' Independent 'Joyous' The Times The Accidental pans in on the Norfolk holiday home of the Smart family one hot summer. There a beguiling stranger called Amber appears at the door bearing all sorts of unexpected gifts, trampling over family boundaries and sending each of the Smarts scurrying from the dark into the light. A novel about the ways that seemingly chance encounters irrevocably transform our understanding of ourselves, The Accidental explores the nature of truth, the role of fate and the power of storytelling.

A Place to Belong

A Place to Belong
Author: Megan Hill
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1433563738
Available:
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
Available:
Release: 2015-10-28
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

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

A Year of Biblical Womanhood

A Year of Biblical Womanhood
Author: Rachel Held Evans
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9781595553676
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Thomas Nelson Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A strong Christian woman embarks on a radical life experiment-a year of biblical womanhood. Strong and committed in her faith-but frustrated by the inconsistencies she saw in her evangelical culture's view of women-Rachel Held Evans became an independent woman. But, intrigued by the traditionalist resurgence that led many of her friends to abandon their careers to assume traditional gender roles in the home, Evans had a crazy idea:What if I took "biblical womanhood" literally for a full year? In the next twelve months Rachel: Wore a scarf over her head to pray Called her husband "master" and stood on the roadside with a sign that said "Dan is Awesome" Adopted a computerized baby Perched on the roof for an afternoon of penance for gossiping Camped out in her front yard during her period Visited an Amish schoolhouse, a pig farm in Bolivia, and a Benedictine monastery Took up baking and knitting Interviewed a polygamist, a Quiverfull daughter, and a courtship couple With just the right mixture of humor and insight, Evans takes readers along with her on a lively adventure. In the process she discovers that the journey itself leads her right to the heart of God.

From Lehi to Moroni

From Lehi to Moroni
Author: R. Coltrane
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1462122647
Available:
Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Incendiary Art

Incendiary Art
Author: Patricia Smith
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780810134348
Available:
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.