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Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint
Pastrix The Cranky Beautiful Faith of a Sinner Saint Author:Nadia Bolz-Weber PASTRIX: 1). A derogatory term for a female pastor. 2). A snarky, outrageous, and beautifully honest woman whose sardonic irreverence and brilliant theology makes her a force to be reckoned with - and she has a story you'll never forget. — Smart-mouthed and heavily tattooed, Nadia Bolz-Weber didn't consider herself "religious leader material" - a... more »nd she certainly didn't expect to find herself leading a funeral in a smoky downtown comedy club. But surrounded by fellow recovering alcoholics, depressives, and stand-up comedians, she realized: these were her people. Maybe she was meant to be their pastor.
PASTRIX is a journey of cranky spirituality that intersects religion with real life, weaving personal narrative, hilarious rants, current events and Biblical texts to portray both church and seekers as deeply flawed and deeply faithful.
This book offers a new look at that which there is every reason to dispense with - the church and the Bible - yet tells enough truth about both to reveal the beauty behind the blemish.« less
Thank you to Nadia Bolz Weber for sharing her journey. Her voice is strong and a welcome invitation to Grace. Be aware language is raw, but sometimes raw is what we feel. The faith of a childhood can give us roots that do not always bear the fruit intended, but Grace can make it bloom into something that was intended from the start. Keep talking Ms. Weber, your voice is a welcome voice to this CoC adult.