Thursday, December 3, 2015

Accidental Saints - Book Review

Nadia Bolz-Weber is not your traditional Lutheran pastor. She's tattooed. She swears. This could put some people off, but it shouldn't. Because even though she might not look like your perfect idea of a pastor or like you, Bolz-Weber is imperfect, just like you. And that's okay.

In her second book Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People, Bolz-Weber writes about all the times that God has made her see how the imperfect people, the sinners, the least likely to be chosen are the ones who get chosen by God, who show God's love, who serve to further God's message.

One of my favorite chapters in the book is titled "The Best Shitty Feeling in the World". In it, Bolz-Weber writes about how she hates disappointing people but in an attempt to juggle many different plates (mother, wife, pastor, speaker, author), sometimes a few plates get dropped. And that's okay.

Because it's in those moments, even if you don't want those moments to happen, that grace gets extended to you. Even if you think you can avoid disappointing people around you because you can do it all on your own. Just accept the situation and accept the grace.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.

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