07 October 2015

Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber

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 bestselling 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 stand-up 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.

In Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People, Nadia Bolz-Weber openly and authentically shares a number of stories from her unique experiences and interactions as a pastor, encountering God through a variety of surprising types of people. She writes with an engaging voice and a thought-provoking perspective, capturing the ordinary and unconventional and the grace in it all. It is quite an interesting read, and I really enjoyed it. I would have no trouble recommending this book to fans of spiritual reads.

Thanks to Blogging for Books, I received a copy of Accidental Saints and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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