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Publisher Description

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 best-selling 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 standup 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.

Religion & Spirituality
September 8
The Crown Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Mysweetmolly ,

Very good book

This book is about the messiness of real life. I am deeply moved when she tells her story. I am (slowly) beginning to understand grace and mercy - something we discuss but don't define. I am a Lutheran and appreciate her dedication to the sacraments. I highly recommend this book - regardless of your faith or lack of faith. We all need to realize the unconditional love and forgiveness that happens to us but are too busy to recognize it.

Jeff in Lakeland, FL ,


Never do reviews but had to say reading this was awesome. Loved it. A priceless treasure. A gift from God.

9squishy9 ,

No Truth/Bad Theology

I love reading biographies and memoirs. Especially from a pastor talking about the many personalities that make up the church, but I’m not limited to only reading biographies of people that believe the same thing as me. The problem I have here, is Nadia taking scripture and changing it into what she wants.

In reading reviews, the only thing people seem to be upset about is her language. No one seems to care that she has twisted the word of God to fit her needs. We can’t just negate scripture because it makes us uncomfortable. Language is a surface issue, there’s a much deeper problem here of changing people’s perspectives of the Bible as a whole, making it all relative and subject to ones opinions.

If I could get past her doctrine and just focus on the people’s stories I wouldn’t have even felt the need to write a review.

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