Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Wrong People

I am reading - devouring, really - a book called Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber.

Nadia is an excellent writer and student of the human condition.  She is quick to confess her own flaws in a most acidic, profane, and wonderful way, driving her words into the reader with the precision of a tattoo artist's needle.

She subtitled the book "Finding God in all the wrong places."  And, lest you dismiss her as another Just-Turn-To-God-And-Everything-Will-Be-Fine peddler of fluff, you must first try opening the book to just about any page.  Then I dare you to try to put it down.

She expertly shows how a real, no-bullshit variety of grace is at work among the people that she pastors at The House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver.  And she is the first to declare that she needs that daily injection of grace even more than those around her.

Read this thing.  You won't regret it.

More information here:  http://www.nadiabolzweber.com/books/accidental-saints

Image from Denver Post.