I started reading this book, by Lutheran (ELCA) pastor, Nadia Bolz-Weber, the moment it arrived today. Now, I am done. I can think of no reason why you wouldn’t want to read this book.
Why wouldn’t you read a book where:
- someone honestly wrestles with the self-absorption we so often combat as pastors?
- a “liberal” Christian actually admits that not being a jerk towards a “conservative” who is being a jerk to her is actually a good working model for the Gospel? You see, we have had confessions of jerkiness from “conservative” authors for quite a while, now. Not much has come form the smarmy, holier-and-cooler-than-thou “liberal” camp, however. Refreshing. O, and smarmy, holier-and-cooler-than-thou folks? I embrace you!
- you will laugh, cry, cringe, pray, thank God, and open up to the Holy Spirit, all in an afternoon?
- when you finish it, you just want to say, “I thank God for Pastor Nadia and everyone whose lives God touches through her.”
Thank you for reading this review and now, please buy this book.