Pastrix : the cranky, beautiful faith of a sinner & saint

Bolz-Weber, Nadia.

New York : Jericho Books, [2013]

xviii, 206 p. ; 24 cm.

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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 to surviving the wobbly chairs and war stories of a group for recovering alcoholics, from her unusual but undeniable spiritual calling to pastoring a notorious con artist-Nadia uses stunning narrative and poignant honesty to portray 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 or navel-gazing; for women who talk too loud, and guys who love chick flicks; for the gay man who loves Jesus, and won't allow himself to be shunned by the church. In short, this book is for every thinking misfit suspicious of institutionalized religion, but who is still seeking transcendence and mystery.

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ISBN:

978-1-45552708-3

ISBN:

978-1-45552708-3

ISBN:

978-1-45552707-6

LC Call No:

CT

Dewey Class No:

920

Author:

Bolz-Weber, Nadia.

Title:

Pastrix : the cranky, beautiful faith of a sinner & saint / Nadia Bolz-Weber.

Physical:

xviii, 206 p. ; 24 cm.

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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 to surviving the wobbly chairs and war stories of a group for recovering alcoholics, from her unusual but undeniable spiritual calling to pastoring a notorious con artist-Nadia uses stunning narrative and poignant honesty to portray 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 or navel-gazing; for women who talk too loud, and guys who love chick flicks; for the gay man who loves Jesus, and won't allow himself to be shunned by the church. In short, this book is for every thinking misfit suspicious of institutionalized religion, but who is still seeking transcendence and mystery.

Subject:

Bolz-Weber, Nadia.

Subject:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Subject:

Lutheran Church--United States--Clergy.

Subject:

Women clergy--United States--Biography.

Subject:

Recovering alcoholics--Biography.

Subject:

Women clergy--Biography.

Call:

B Bol

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