Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber

By Nadia Bolz-Weber

Foul-mouthed and seriously tattooed, former standup comic-turned-Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber weaves hilarious rants and attractive theological perception into her own narrative of a unsuitable, appealing, and not likely lifetime of faith.

Bizarre, wealthy, and noteworthy, PASTRIX turns non secular memoir on its ear in a sardonically irreverent and fantastically sincere page-turner that readers won't ever omit. Nadia Bolz-Weber takes no prisoners as she reclaims the time period pastrix (a unfavorable time period utilized by a few Christians who refuse to acknowledge ladies as pastors) during this wildly interesting and deeply resonant memoir approximately an outrageous, not going lifetime of religion. From a commune of haggard-but-hopeful slackers to the wobbly chairs and struggle tales of Alcoholic nameless, from a funeral in a smoky downtown comedy membership to an unforeseen revelation through the Haitian stations of the go, PASTRIX is a trip of cranky spirituality that intersects faith with actual lifestyles, weaving tremendous narrative, hilarious rants, and poignant honesty to painting a lifestyles deeply improper and deeply faithful-giving desire to the remainder of us.

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