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**OFFSITE** Nadia Bolz-Weber @ St. James Cathedral

Nadia Bolz-Weber will be in conversation with Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg at the St. James Cathedral to talk about Nadia's new book, Shameless: A Sexual Reformation.

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About Nadia Bolz-Weber:

Nadia Bolz-Weber first hit the New York Times list with her 2013 memoir--the bitingly honest and inspiring Pastrix--followed by the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller Accidental Saints in 2015. A former stand-up comic and a recovering alcoholic, Bolz-Weber is the founder and former pastor of a Lutheran congregation in Denver, House for All Sinners and Saints. She speaks at colleges and conferences around the globe.


About Shameless:

Christians are obsessed with sex. But not in a good way. For generations countless people have suffered pain, guilt, and judgment as a result of this toxic fixation on sex, the body, and physical pleasure. In the follow-up to her celebrated New York Times bestseller Accidental Saints, Bolz-Weber unleashes her critical eye, her sharp pen, and her vulnerable but hopeful soul on the caustic, fear-riddled, and religiously inspired messages about sex that have fed our shame. 
In turn, Bolz-Weber offers no simple amendments or polite compromises, because the stakes are too high--and our souls and our bodies are worth too much. Instead, this tattooed, swearing, modern-day pastor calls for a new reformation. She urges us to take antiquated, sexist ideas about sex, gender, and our bodies and "burn them the f*ck down and start all over." 
This is a journey of holy resistance. Along the way, as antidotes to shame, heresy, and all-too-familiar injustice, Bolz-Weber dispenses grace, freedom, and courage. She shares stories, poetry, and scripture, cultivating resilient hope and audacious love rooted in good news that is "powerful enough, transgressive enough, and beautiful enough to heal not only the ones who have been hurt but also those who have done the hurting." 
In Bolz-Weber's most personal, bracingly honest book yet, she shares intimately about her life, with her trademark blend of vulnerability, humor, and candor. If you've been mistreated, confused, angered, and/or wounded by the shaming sexual messages so prevalent in religion, this one is for you.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Event address: 
St. James Cathedral
65 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Shameless: A Sexual Reformation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781601427588
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Convergent Books - January 29th, 2019

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