An Accidental Saint

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Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. And what if that's the point? 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.

This unforgettable account of their faltering steps toward wholeness will ring true for believer and skeptic alike. From the Hardcover edition. Get A Copy. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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To ask other readers questions about Accidental Saints , please sign up. Chris If you can embrace an outside of the box portrayal of Christianity, I think you'll like it. I definitely did. It really hit home the reality of the …more If you can embrace an outside of the box portrayal of Christianity, I think you'll like it. It really hit home the reality of the work Jesus did, hanging out with the 'lesser people' society finds it easy to ignore.

I think Bolz hits that nail on the head. See 1 question about Accidental Saints…. Lists with This Book.

Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the wrong people

Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Sep 25, lp rated it did not like it. But this book was not for me. Nadia Bolz-Weber comes from an extremely conservative background. So her fresh ideas were stale to me. But I am looking for someone to stretch Christianity much farther. Bolz-Weber keeps bragging about hanging with sinners. Jesus loved sinners! 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.

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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? 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 "level. 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.

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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? View all 16 comments. I recommend the audiobook as well because NBW reads it herself. View all 3 comments. 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 questions at the end and a short interview with her.

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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 we have a continuation, a collection of stories from one Saint Cookies day to another five year later when the cookies are accidentally forgotten. 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.

www.arianrhod.net/wp-content/153.php You get to witness some of the traditions of her church the cookies, the tulips, etc. You 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 quite 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. View 2 comments. This brief, enjoyable memoir is about how she keeps believing despite her own past issues and the many messed-up and outwardly unlovable people who show up at her church, House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver.

I especially love her new set of Beatitudes. In my favorite section, she zeroes in on one Holy Week and shows the whole range of emotions and trauma that religi 3. In my favorite section, she zeroes in on one Holy Week and shows the whole range of emotions and trauma that religion can address. The Ash Wednesday chapter is the overall highlight, contrasting the funeral of a suicide with the birth of a new baby. People often think that ritual and liturgy are lifeless and empty, but Bolz-Weber shows how they can be full of meaning and foster connections between the unlikely folks encountered in the Body of Christ.

Jesus is running my ass down.

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I understand the impulse of not wanting to be in community. But I think the experience of bumping up against other people has changed me in ways that I never could have been changed if I was just reading books and practicing meditation. May 10, Scott S. Her biographic debut Pastrix is on deck for me later this month.

I imagine that the edgy chapters in Accidental Saints are indicative of her style of sermons. Accidental Saints is a "There is something about dropping F-bombs and making fun of worship music with a bishop that makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

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