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Heavily tattooed and loud-mouthed, Nadia, a former stand-up comic, sure as hell didn’t consider herself to be religious leader material – until the day she ended up leading a friend’s funeral in a smoky downtown comedy club. Surrounded by fellow alcoholics, depressives, and cynics, she realized: These were her people. Maybe she was meant to be their pastor.

Using life stories – from living in a hopeful-but-haggard commune of slackers and her unusual but undeniable spiritual calling to her experiences pastoring people from all walks of life – and poignant honesty, Nadia portrays a woman who is both deeply faithful and deeply flawed, giving hope to the rest of us along the way.

Wildly entertaining and deeply resonant, this is the book for people who hunger for a bit of hope that doesn’t come from vapid consumerism; for women who talk too loud and guys who love chick flicks; and for the gay person who loves Jesus and won’t be shunned by the church. In short, this book is for every misfit suspicious of institutionalized religion but who is still seeking transcendence and mystery.

  • Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber  
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:  Jericho Books
  • Publication Date: 2014 
  • Pages: 224 
  • ISBN: 978-1455527076

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We will be doing a slightly slower paced reading this round so more folks can join and not be overwhelmed.

If you want to join but can’t snag the book yourself, let Leo know and we’ll make sure you get a copy!!!

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Reading Schedule

Discussion Questions Contain Spoilers
All discussions start at 7PM EST.
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Meeting Date, Week #: Chapters

January 26, Week 1: 1-3
February 2, Week 2: 4-5
February 9, Week 3: 6-7
February 16, Week 4: 8-10
February 23, Week 5: 11-12
March 2, Week 6: 13-14
March 9, Week 7: 15-16
March 16, Week 8: 17-19

Books We Have Read

The Poisonwood Bible