Saint cookies -- Absolution for assholes -- My lowest for His highest -- What spit in the Superdome -- You are not "the blessing" -- A thief in the night -- Mary, Mother of Our Lord -- The slaughter of the Holy Innocents of Sandy Hook Elementary -- Frances -- Panic attack in Jericho -- Parlors -- The lame -- Dirty feet -- The dogs of Good Friday -- Vignettes from an Easter Vigil -- Charcoal fires and jail cells -- Judas will now take your confession -- The best shitty feeling in the world -- Blessed are they.
Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls 'a religious but not-so-spiritual life.' Tattooed, angry, and profane, this former standup comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. But God keeps showing up in the least likely of people -- a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop, and a gun-toting member of the NRA. As she lives and worships alongside these 'accidental saints,' Nadia is swept into firsthand encounters with grace -- a gift that feels to her less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit with a blunt instrument. But by this grace, people are transformed in ways they couldn't have been on their own. In a time when many have rightly become disillusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives.