Book review: Pastrix

I haven’t reviewed any books here before, but there’s a first time for everything. If you’ve read this blog, you know that I find the presence of the divine in all the small, ordinary moments of daily life: the small points of light. I read this book after hearing Nadia Bolz-Weber interviewed by Krista Tippett for On Being and it is a treasure of seeing the presence of God’s grace amid a broken and messy world. I wrote this on Goodreads and decided to share here as well.

Happy Reading…

Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & SaintPastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Things I love about this book: authenticity, integrity, and poignancy on every page. If Christianity is going to take root in our modern world, and God is going to reach into our own modern, cranky hearts then it is going to be channeled through the language, experience, and reflections of spiritual leaders and writers like Nadia Bolz-Weber.

This is an important and inspiring read even for those who think they may get put off by blunt language (and they will know who they are on page one). The point of this book is to see our lives in all their messiness as the embodiment of God’s real presence within community. The stories Bolz-Weber shares in this book illustrate her humanness and her divine calling…something that is desperately needed in a broken world awaiting the grace of God to fill in the cracks of our brokenness.

As Nadia Bolz-Weber states in her book, that grace is too beautiful to miss. Don’t miss it.

And don’t miss her book, either.

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About harasprice

Professor of Social Work and Priest in The Episcopal Church, parent, teacher, learner, writer, advocate, and grateful traveller along this journey through life
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