I was excited for the opportunity to read Nadia Bolz-Weber’s new book Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the Wrong People. I first encountered her name in the talk of friends and on NPR. A tattooed woman pastoring a church sounded intriguing, and she is far from conventional. Those who are prudish over a little usage of crass language may need to stay clear of Bolz-Weber (as may those who are overly conservative in their religious practice). She is as unapologetic in the language she uses as in her faith. She speaks candidly of her humanness and how God broke into it.

Accidental Saints progresses through the liturgical year as Bolz-Weber looks at the people God keeps putting in her life. Their presence is not always welcome, as she honestly shares, but God teaches her things about Himself and herself through them.

This is a great book for those searching for God, but wary of the church, as well as for those looking for deeper insight into their faith through the people around them in their everyday lives.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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