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

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  • Accidental Saints Finding God in All the Wrong People
  • Nadia Bolz-Weber
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  • 02 October 2019
  • 9780147523914

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 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 p

  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 pastor This brief enjoyable memoir is about how she keeps believing despite her own past issues a

  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 Shamele

  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 forg

  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 nothin

  7. says:

    Grace happens But it doesn’t happen only to the observantly devout For Grace forgives us ALL And can shower us all with its warmly human well beingThough I never knew what to expect next as the movie reels of these stories unwound

  8. says:

    Very readable and extremely relatable If you've 'been around the block' a few times or are a woman 'with a past ' you will find peace and a judgment free place to land While her liberal use of cursing was very unusual it did not bother me as I can be a bit of a potty mouth myself when having a hissy fit over something unfair or cruelI was going to give it 45 stars but I bumped it up to 5 when I read her last chapter on her new BeatitudesB

  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 Jewish and still Jewish I unfortunately don't know what I ought to know about my own religion much less anyone

  10. says:

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

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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. 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 history that has absolutely nothing to do with Jesus So I stopped believing the church or Christianity had anything to do with me I m a flaming liberal and a religion that makes outsiders of people is not for me I wanted religion that was inclusive and activeand so I leftBut somewhere along the lines I wanted to sing in a choir again So I started coming back to church And somewhere along the lines I realized I could say the words of the Apostles Creed sing the hymns and say the Lord s Prayer and it didn t matter one bit whether I believed it or not It was about doing things that helped me be a better personAnd then I got breast cancer and had to go through chemo and yadda yadda yadda I couldn t be a strong independent person any and had to accept help And somewhere along the lines of accepting help of being weak and needing others I found friendship I found a church communityBut my terrible secret remained I m not sure the God in the ELCA liturgy is the god I believe I mean I certainly don t think 1000s of years of Japanese people are condemned to a fiery pits of hell because Jesus happened to live in the Middle East A God of love would not work that way And that s the long way of saying Nadia Bolz Weber s book speaks strongly to me She writes about her failures as a person and as a PASTOR to love the people around her the very people who show here the most grace when she commits to speaking in Australia instead of officiating at good friends weddings or avoids a parishioner with halitosis and boring stories And she verbalizes the twin sides of the blessing and neediness issue that have been a thorn in my mental side since the first time I did volunteer work in high school If you go out to do mission and give service it s so very easy to fall into a mental trap Here she explains it better than meWhile we as people of God are called to feed the hungry and clothe the naked the whole we re blessed to be a blessing thing can still be kind of dangerous It can be dangerous when we self importantly place ourselves above the world waiting to descend on those below so we can be a blessing they ve been waiting for like it or not Plus seeing myself as the blessing can pretty easily obscure the way in which I am actually part of the problem and can hide the ways in which I too am poor and needing careHow do we go about doing service without making a distinction between those who are receiving and those giving I think part of the answer lies in stop giving into the sin of pride about being strong or independent or being a go getter or organizational maven or the one who knows where all the spoons go in the church kitchen It s about being open to the help we all need We are all broken in our own ways And about this other side of the service coin Nadia writesAnd receiving grace is basically the best shitty feeling in the world I don t want to need it Preferably I could just do it all and be it all and never mess up That may be what I would prefer but it is never what I need I need to be broken apart and put back into a different shape by the merging of things human and divine which is really screwing up and receiving grace and love and forgiveness rather than receiving what I really deserve I need the very thing that I will do everything I can to avoid needingSo this is a super easy book of anecdotes and stories and vignettes about her parishioners and people she s encountered who forced her to confront grace And I much appreciated the down to earth tone

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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. Grace happens But it doesn t happen only to the observantly devout For Grace forgives us ALL And can shower us all with its warmly human well beingThough I never knew what to expect next as the movie reels of these stories unwound what CAN you predict in stories about Grace among Bay Area Rainbow Outsiders some fairly comfortable others down for the count where Up is Down and all middle class markers of polite behaviour are out the windowShe is one BRAVE pastor this no holds barred ringmaster in a Night CircusWhat a tripYet grace always manages to peek out from under disaster wearing as always its patient happy sad face of comfortAnd if you read my attached excerpts you will readily agree that this is a book that can challenge your beliefs to the core and with patience and understanding elevate them into a much widely expansive stratosphereSo prepare to be challengedIt will rock you it will sock you And it might just make you compassionate to others

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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. I recommend the audiobook as well because NBW reads it herself