What if the annoying person you try to avoid is actually seconds away from becoming an accidental saint in your life?
What if, even in our persistent failings, holy moments are waiting to happen? In Accidental Saints, New York Times bestselling 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 unlikely priest 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, 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 often feels less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit by 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 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
- Publication Date: 30/10/2015
- Category: Personal Christian testimony & popular inspirational works
- ISBN: 9781848258235