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Accidental Saints

Author : Nadia Bolz-Weber
ISBN : 9781601427571
Genre : Religion
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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.
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Your Quick and Simple Summary and Analysis of Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber Inside, you’ll find: • An introduction to Bolz-Weber’s main concepts • A 30-second summary of the entire book • Time-saving chapter summaries • Analysis and Commentary • Thought-provoking discussion questions • A guide to additional resources, including helpful books and videos About Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber In Accidental Saints, author Nadia Bolz-Weber, a New York Times best selling writer and tattooed former standup comic turned pastor, gives readers a glimpse of her life—one that, it may surprise readers to learn, is more religious than it is spiritual. Bolz-Weber is a Lutheran minister. She founded House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. She was, at one time, an alcoholic and a stand-up comedian. In Accidental Saints, Bolz-Weber describes how she feels called to serve God at the same time she feels an overpowering urge to resist the call. She highlights how God refuses to give up on her and on all of us, showing up in the most unlikely forms—an angry NRA activist, an agnostic, a drag queen, or a criminal. These people, according to Bolz-Weber, are accidental saints. They bring Bolz-Weber, and the rest of us, a little closer to grace. They aren’t perfect, but they are willing to share meals, be open about their lives and struggles, and work through scripture together. They recognize that their paths aren’t perfect, and they don’t expect perfection in each other. Through the grace that these accidental saints bring to each other, ordinary people with ordinary problems are transformed in ways they could not have been simply by worshipping or reading scripture alone. Thanks so much for your interest in SpeedReader Summaries! We strive to save what is your most precious and limited resource—time. Tags: Accidental Saints, Accidental Saints Finding God In All The Wrong People, Accidental Saints Book, Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints Finding God in All the Wrong People, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints Finding God in All the Wrong People by Bolz-Weber Accidental Saints Review, Accidental Saints Nadia Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints Discussion Questions, Accidental Saints Study Guide, Accidental Saints Summary, Accidental Saints Book Review, Accidental Saints Book Club Questions, Accidental Saints By Nadia Bolz, Accidental Saints Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints Ebook
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Summary, Analysis & Review of Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Accidental Saints by Eureka Preview: Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the Wrong People byNadia Bolz-Weber is a book about an unconventional pastor’s journey through the peaks and valleys of life as a Christian. Nadia Bolz-Weber uses stories from her life, and others’ lives, to convey messages about Christianity. The accounts deal with her own imperfections, how she tries to reach out to others in need, regardless of their background, and how others’ love and wisdom have helped her become a better Christian… This companion to Accidental Saints includes:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeawaysand much more!
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Accidental Saints

Author : Summary Station
ISBN : OCLC:944925179
Genre : Christian life
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Ny Times Best Sellers 2015

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Missed out on the New York Times Best Sellers? Get this bundle now! It has a collection of Key Takeaways & Analysis on 25 Latest Non-Fiction New York Times Best Sellers. Below is the list of books you will get in this bundle: 1. Rising Strong: by Brene Brown | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review 2. Being Mortal: by Atul Gawande | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis: Medicine and What Matters in the End 3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: by Marie Kondo | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing 4. It IS About Islam: by Glenn Beck | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review: Exposing the Truth About ISIS, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the Caliphate 5. Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin: Summary & Analysis 6. Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole by Ann Coulter: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review 7. Plunder and Deceit: by Mark R. Levin | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review 8. Legends and Lies by Bill O'Reilly and David Fisher | Summary & Analysis: The Real West 9. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald | A Review 10.Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance | Summary & Analysis: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future 11.The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown | Summary & Analysis: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics 12.The Power of Habit: by Charles Duhigg | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business 13.The Road to Character by David Brooks | Key Takeaways & Analysis 14.The Wright Brothers by David McCullough | Key Takeaways & Analysis 15.Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli | Summary & Analysis: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader 16.Goddesses Never Age by Christiane Northrup M.D. | Key Takeaways & Analysis: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being 17.Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal | Key Takeaways & Analysis: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World 18.Zero to One by Peter Thiel - A 20-minute Instaread Summary: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future 19.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: by Rebecca Skloot | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis 20.Dead Wake: by Erik Larson | Summary & Analysis: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania 21.Missoula by Jon Krakauer | Summary & Analysis: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town 22.The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee | Key Takeaways & Analysis: A Biography of Cancer 23.Money Master the Game: by Tony Robbins | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom 24.It Starts With Food: by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis 25.Brain Maker by Dr. David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg | A Review: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain-for Life
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Revisiting The Elegy In The Black Lives Matter Era

Author : Tiffany Austin
ISBN : 9781000737165
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era is an edited collection of critical essays and poetry that investigates contemporary elegy within the black diaspora. Scores of contemporary writers have turned to elegiac poetry and prose in order to militate against the white supremacist logic that has led to recent deaths of unarmed black men, women, and children. This volume combines scholarly and creative understandings of the elegy in order to discern how mourning feeds our political awareness in this dystopian time as writers attempt to see, hear, and say something in relation to the bodies of the dead as well as to living readers. Moreover, this book provides a model for how to productively interweave theoretical and deeply personal accounts to encourage discussions about art and activism that transgress disciplinary boundaries, as well as lines of race, gender, class, and nation.
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Author : Nadia Bolz-Weber
ISBN : 9781601427601
Genre : Religion
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Raw, intimate, and timely—a no-holds-barred celebration of our bodies that flies in the face of antiquated ideas about sex and gender. “A triumph.”—Glennon Doyle • “One of the most important, life-changing books I’ve ever read.”—Rachel Held Evans, author of Searching for Sunday and Inspired Negative messages about sex come from all corners of society: from the church, from the media, from our own families. As a result, countless people have suffered pain, guilt, and judgment. In this instant bestseller, Nadia Bolz-Weber unleashes her critical eye and her vulnerable yet hopeful soul on the harmful conversations about sex that have fed our shame. Bolz-Weber offers no simple amendments or polite compromises. Instead, this modern-day reverend calls for an inclusivity that empowers us to be loyal to people and, perhaps most important, ourselves. “Christianity is not a program for avoiding mistakes,” she writes. “It is a faith of the guilty.” With an alternative understanding of Scripture passages that have been weaponized against Christians for decades, Bolz-Weber reminds us that sexual flourishing can and should be for all genders, all bodies, and all humans. She shares stories, poetry, and Scripture that wage war on perpetual anxiety around sex by celebrating sexuality in all its forms and recognizing it for the gift that it is. If you’ve been mistreated, confused, angered, and/or wounded by shaming sexual messages, this one is for you.
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