The Bookshelf

Welcome to the Bookshelf, where I will post commentary on the books I'm currently reading. I have over 150 books at home and on my Kindle that I haven't even begun yet, so this page will give me motivation to get through them - eventually - hopefully.  Would love to hear your thoughts on these. It'll be like our own little book club, except I get to pick the books every month. Isn't that every book lover's dream? 

Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint

“Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint” is Bolz-Weber’s recently released memoir about how she went from being a cursing, tattooed, alcoholic stand up comedian who rebelled from her conservative upbringing, to a cursing, tattooed, sober Lutheran (ELCA) pastor who now leads a welcoming congregation in Denver that straddles the line of orthodox and relevant.

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Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View on Women

I’ve been reading Sarah Bessey’s blog probably for a year or so now. She is one of those writers who makes you want to be a better writer… or worse yet, she makes me want to write like her. Bessey has a way of using prose to sound like poetry. Her voice emanates genuine compassion, humility, humor and love. So when I heard she was writing a book about being a “Jesus Feminist,” I thought this is something I need to read. Thanks to NetGalley, I was able to review her book prior to its release date.

The book weaves in and out of discussing the difficult parts of the Bible that evangelicals have used to paint women as less than men, along with moments in her life that helped her developed a sense of self as a female Christian.

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