Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Sarcastic Lutheran's "Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and a Saint"

Amazon: Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and a Saint bu Nadia Bolz-Weber

Promo video by author


Tony Jones:

The fact that Nadia pastors a small church and yet is seen as an expert in all things church would have been unthinkable 15 years ago, when we were all neck-deep in the church growth movement. But now, with house churches and new monastic communities and organic church and slow churches, Nadia’s voice and vision is pitch-perfect for our time. But there’s an even more important reason that her book (and her life) kicks ass. link
Amazon endorsements:

"This is an astonishing book...contagious, honest, captivating...a rare gift...I realize that I'm gushing, but that's what you do when a book inspires and moves and touches you like this one does." (Rob Bell, author of What We Talk About When We Talk About God and Love Wins)
"For anyone who is Christian, interested in Christianity, anti-Christian (or anti-Religion), I recommend this book." (Gordon Gano, lead singer, Violent Femmes)
"Bolz-Weber has such a distinctive voice and outlook, it's amazing she hasn't written more books. Perhaps it's because she's been too busy living the checkered and fascinating life that is the subject of her theological memoir.... Here's hoping her authentic voice continues to preach in more books." (—Publishers Weekly)
"Nadia Bolz-Weber is what you'd get if you mixed the DNA of Louis C.K., Joey Ramone and St. Paul. She is by far my favorite tatted-up, cranky pastor ever. Follow her. Not just on Twitter, but wherever her unique mind takes you. What I'm trying to say is: Buy this book." (A. J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically)
"Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber speaks the truth of our humanity that we too often want to deny. She declares the radical power of God's grace for Jesus' sake that we so often water down rather than daily be drowned in it. Yes, read at your own risk." (Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson, ELCA)
"Funny, raw, and packed with truth, this book is offensive in all the right ways...This book reminded me of why I am a Christian, and I wept with gratitude when I finished it." (Rachel Held Evans, blogger, author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood)
"A wonderful, rule-breaking, stereotype-smashing book that succeeds as a memoir, as a sermon on love, and as a welcome home 'letter' to the rejected. With this book, Nadia will become America's pastor to those alienated from religion but who still crave transcendent purpose and meaning in their lives." (Frank Schaeffer, author of Crazy for God)

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