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Nadia Bolz-Weber is an author, Lutheran minister and public theologian. She served as the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Denver, Colorado, until July 8, 2018.
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Salvation on Sand Mountain
Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia
Dennis Covington - 2009-08-11 (first published in 1995)
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A haunting exploration of faith, from a preacher convicted of attempted murder to a first-hand account of holiness serpent handling--"One of the best books on American religion from the last 25 years" (Chicago Tribune)For New York Times reporter Dennis Covington, what began as a journalistic assignment-covering the trial of an Alabama pastor convic...
Nadia Bolz-Weber
@TheRevMDM Read Dennis Covington’s book, Salvation on Sand Mountain. It’s beautiful and surprising.      source
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How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do about It
David Zahl - 2019-04-02
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At the heart of our current moment lies a universal yearning, writes David Zahl, not to be happy or respected so much as enough--what religions call "righteous." To fill the void left by religion, we look to all sorts of everyday activities--from eating and parenting to dating and voting--for the identity, purpose, and meaning once provided on Sund...
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@davidsharvey @mockingbirdmin Brilliant book!      source
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A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church
Megan Phelps-roper - 2019-10-08
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The activist and TED speaker Megan Phelps-Roper reveals her life growing up in the most hated family in AmericaAt the age of five, Megan Phelps-Roper began protesting homosexuality and other alleged vices alongside fellow members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Founded by her grandfather and consisting almost entirely of her exten...
Nadia Bolz-Weber
In the last 48 hours I read this entire extraordinarily beautiful, difficult, and compelling book. I can’t remember the last time a book made me cry. Later this week I’m so excited to have a conversation on stage with @meganphelps at @nantucketproj      source
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Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense
Francis Spufford - 2014-10-07 (first published in 2012)
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Francis Spufford's Unapologetic is a wonderfully pugnacious defense of Christianity. Refuting critics such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the "new atheist" crowd, Spufford, a former atheist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, argues that Christianity is recognizable, drawing on the deep and deeply ordinary vocabulary of human feelin...
Nadia Bolz-Weber
@KyleMil82064704 Here’s a couple books you might like: Unapologetic by Spuffurd, Take This Bread by Miles      source
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Take This Bread
A Radical Conversion
Sara Miles - 2008-02-05 (first published in 2007)
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Early one morning, for no earthly reason, Sara Miles, raised an atheist, wandered into a church, received communion, and found herself transformed–embracing a faith she’d once scorned. A lesbian left-wing journalist who’d covered revolutions around the world, Miles didn’t discover a religion that was about angels or good behavior or piety; her fait...
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@KyleMil82064704 Here’s a couple books you might like: Unapologetic by Spuffurd, Take This Bread by Miles      source