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Salvation on the Small Screen (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cranky, Beautiful Faith (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shameless: A Sexual Reformation (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Gospel After Christendom: New Voices, New Cultures, New Expressions(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Nadia Bolz-Weber is a Lutheran minister and one of progressive Christianity’s leading voices.

It was in 2008 that she planted “House for All Sinners and Saints” while she was studying at the Denver-based “Illiff School of Theology,” a Lutheran seminarian.

Since that time, she has become a very popular speaker and has lectured to tens of thousands of people across the world and in the United States, and at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, she preached to nearly 10,000 people.
Nonetheless, the congregation she pastors is committed to never going above 200 and she often issues statements asking tourists to stay away so that the close-knit community can remain what it is.

Aside from being a pastor, she is a Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church Theologian in Residence. In her role, she occasionally teaches adult education, preaches, and leads worshi.

Through sharing her passions, research, and experience, she enriches the spiritual growth and life of her church. As a public theologian, she speaks and writes about human faith, grace, failings, and recovery.
She is also the host and co-creator of “The Confessional” and published “Patrix” her debut work in 2013.

As for her early beginnings, Nadia Bolz-Weber was raised in Colorado Springs in a fundamentalist Christian family.

But she eventually stopped going to church and for more than ten years, she lived a very wild life, as she used to do lots of sleeping around, take drugs, and often get drunk.
Nadia would ultimately find her way to recovery and has now been alcohol-free for at least twenty years.

In 2006, she felt that she needed to start a church and began hosting monthly sessions on theology at “Mercury Cafe.” In 2007, she teamed up with eight other people and they used to meet in her living room every month to share a meal and pray.
“The House of All Sinners and Saints” held its first service in 2008 and began weekly meetings in the Advent of 2008.

She is known for being a very unconventional pastor with her tattoos and edgy style. Nadia is also a rising star in one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States the “Evangelical Lutheran Church.”
Despite all the success and attention, she has said that what she loves best is preaching to her weekly congregation at the “House for All Sinners and Saints” as she primarily sees herself as a preacher of the Gospel.

About her call to ministry, Nadia Bolz-Weber says it has to be from the fact that in her youth she left fundamentalist Christianity.

She would spend more than ten years in her young adulthood hating Christianity and when she turned back to it, it was to a very different tradition.
The tradition she came back to was a liturgical tradition and articulation of the gospel that resonated with what she had experienced.

While she would rather not be a Christian, she acknowledged that she had always experienced a destabilizing, unexpected, and surprising God.

Nadia Bolz-Weber’s novel “Pastrix” is a work in which she takes no prisoners as she takes back the term Pastrix. It is a word that some Christians who will not recognize female pastors use for them.
At its core, this work is a profanity-laden, beautiful, and messy prayer-laden story about a life of faith that could not be more unconventional.

Loud-mouthed and heavily tattooed, the former stand-up comedian never thought she cut out to be a religious leader until she went to a comedy club and was convinced to lead a friend’s funeral.
Looking up at the many cynics, depressives, and alcoholics, she felt that she was meant to become a pastor.

Making use of life stories, she is a woman who is both deeply flawed and deeply faithful, as she gives hope to people from all walks of life.

Deeply resonant and wildly entertaining, this is a work for people looking for hope that cannot be fulfilled with vapid consumerism.

It is also for guys who love chick flicks, women who have been accused of talking too loud, and gay or weird people who find themselves shunned in the regular church.
Overall, this is a work for every misfit who has never seen eye to eye with institutionalized religion but still needs mystery and transcendence.

“Accidental Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber is a surprising encounter that the author has referred to as not so spiritual but religious life.

Profane, angry, and tattoed, Weber sometimes hilariously and sometimes stubbornly resists God despite her calling.

Nonetheless, God does not stop showing up, particularly in the unlikeliest of people such as a gun-toting NRA member, a drag queen, and a church-loving agnostic.

Worshipping and living among these people, she is swept into encounters with a gift called “Grace,” which she describes as being clobbered with a blunt instrument rather than being cuddled in a warm blanket.
But it is this grace that transforms people in ways they could never have imagined.

At a time when a lot of people are disillusioned with organized religion, this work shows what could happen when ordinary people share wine and bread, struggle while reading the scriptures, and open up about their real lives.
It is an unforgettable account of how Weber’s congregation takes faltering steps towards becoming whole, which will ring true for both skeptics and believers alike.

She tells the story in her typical confessional style making for a thrilling work.

Nadia Bolz-Weber’s work “Shameless” is a timely, intimate, and raw work that is a barred celebration of bodies that goes against the old ideas about gender and sex.

According to the author, some antiquated messages about sex we get from the media, our own families, and the church often result in judgment, guilt, and pain.

In this work, Nadia unleashes her vulnerable yet hopeful soul and casts a critical eye on the dangerous conversations about sex, which usually result in shame.

She does not offer polite compromises or simple amendments but instead calls for inclusivity that she believes empowers people to be compassionate with others.

According to Nadia, Christianity is not all about avoiding mistakes but rather a faith for those who are guilty.

Making use of scripture passages that have been used as weapons in times past, she gives an alternative understanding, while reminding us that sexual flourishing is a right for all humans, all bodies, and all genders.
She shares scriptures, poetry, and stories about sexuality in all its forms and is a perfect work for anyone who has been wounded, mistreated, angered, or confused by shaming sexual messages.

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