Pastrix : The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint
by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Editor: Little, Brown & Company
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Now, a New York Times bestseller, Nadia Bolz-Weber does not take prisoners as she recovers the term “pastrix”(pronounced “not triks”, a term used by some Christians who refuse to recognize women pastors) in her disorderly, beautiful, prayerful and blasphemous laden account of a no of the life of faithHeavily tattooed and strong in mouth, Nadia, a former comedy stand-up, make sure that hell doesn’t consider itself a religious leader, materials-until the day she finished leading a friend’s funeral in a smoky downtown comedy clubSurrounded by alcoholics, depressants, and cynics, she realized: they were her peopleMaybe she was supposed to be their pastor.With the help of life stories-life to hope-but-hâve from the commune of tire-au-flanc to survive the wobbly, chairs and war stories from a group for alcoholics, his unusual, but undeniable spiritual vocation as a pastor of a famous crook-Nadia uses superb and poignant tale of honesty for the portrait of a woman who is both deeply faithful and deeply mistaken, gives hope for the rest of us along the wayVery entertaining and deeply resonating, this book is for people who are hungry for a little hope that isn’t insipid consumerism or navel watching; for women who talk too loud, and guys who love girl movies; for the gay man who loves Jesus, and doesn’t allow himself to be put down by the churchIn short, this book is made so that every suspicious misfit thought of institutionalized religion, but which is always in search of transcendence and mystery
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