Book Study: "Pastrix" by Nadia Bolz-Weber - Adult Spiritual Formation

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Book Study: “Pastrix” by Nadia Bolz-Weber – Adult Spiritual Formation

April 7 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am EDT

Book Study: Pastrix; The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Sundays, April 7, 14, 28, May 5 and 12 (5 sessions)
9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Havighorst Lounge and Zoom

New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber takes no prisoners as she reclaims the term “pastrix”(pronounced “pas-triks,” a term used by some Christians who refuse to recognize female pastors) in her messy, beautiful, prayer-and-profanity-laden narrative about an unconventional life of faith.

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.

  • Sunday, April 7 we will watch a video sermon given by Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber 
  • April 14, Chapters 1-5
  • April 28, Chapters 6-10
  • May 5, Chapters 11-15
  • May 12, Chapters 16-19

Ten copies of Pastrix will be available for purchase at $12 cash each, on April 7 in Havighorst Lounge. Pastrix may also be purchased at your favorite book store or purchased electronically.

If attending on Zoom, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAufuGurj4vGd3s9Lgy1Vw52z0j3cs0UwZM 


April 7
9:45 am - 10:30 am EDT
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