By Nadia Bolz-Weber
Long island occasions Bestseller | one in every of NPR's top Books of 2015
What if that individual you've been attempting to steer clear of is your most sensible shot at grace today?
And what if that's the point?
In unintentional Saints, long island instances best-selling author Nadia Bolz-Weber invitations readers right into a awesome stumble upon with what she calls “a non secular yet not-so-spiritual life.” Tattooed, indignant and profane, this former standup comedian became pastor stubbornly, occasionally hilariously, resists the God she feels referred to as to serve. yet God retains displaying up in the slightest degree most 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 along those “accidental saints,” Nadia is swept into first-hand encounters with grace—a reward that feels to her much less like being wrapped in a hot blanket and extra like being hit with a blunt device. yet via this grace, individuals are transformed in methods they couldn’t were all alone.
In a time whilst many have rightly develop into disillusioned with Christianity, unintended Saints demonstrates what occurs while usual humans proportion bread and wine, fight with scripture jointly, and inform one another the reality approximately their genuine lives. This unforgettable account in their faltering steps towards wholeness will ring actual for believer and skeptic alike.
Told in Nadia’s trademark confessional type, unintended Saints is the lovely subsequent paintings from one among today’s most crucial non secular voices.
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Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber