From the New York Times Bestselling author of Pastrix and Accidental Saints Raw, intimate, and timely, Nadia Bolz-Weber offers a full-blown overhaul of our harmful and antiquated ideas about sex, gender, and our bodies.
NADIA BOLZ-WEBER hit the New York Times list with just her second book, the bitingly honest and inspiring Pastrix. A former stand-up comic and recovering alcoholic, the author is a favorite of readers who seek an authentic Christian spirituality without pious overlays. Bolz-Weber is pastor of a Lutheran congregation in Denver, House for All Sinners and Saints, and speaks to as many as 35,000 people per year beyond her home city. She is married to Matt Weber, also a Lutheran pastor; they have three children.
"Shameless is a triumph. Nadia Bolz-Weber returns to readers
the gift toxic religion and consumer culture stole: the gift of
sexuality. Her wisdom is unparalleled, her vulnerability touching,
her storytelling masterful, and her perspective both ancient and
fresh. Shameless will give its readers their joy,
relationships, and freedom back."
--Glennon Doyle, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller LOVE WARRIOR, founder and president of Together Rising
"Shameless is one of the most important, life-changing
books I've ever read. Expertly-crafted and lovingly delivered, it
serves as both a bomb and a balm--blowing up the lies religion
teaches about sex and tenderly healing the wounds those messages
have inflicted. Pastoral and prophetic, Shameless weaves
together history, theology, biblical studies, personal narrative,
and sex ed, without ever losing sight of its most important
aim--honoring the dignity of actual human beings living actual,
messy and beautiful lives. It's Nadia Bolz-Weber's best book yet.
And that's saying something."
--Rachel Held Evans, author of Searching for Sunday and Inspired "If the conversation around sex in the Church has felt like a small, cramped room to you, brace yourself: Nadia Bolz-Weber is about to kick in the door, hustle you outside, and burn down the room as you march out into the fresh air. This irreverent, bold, and authentic book is deeply centered in love and the transforming goodness of God. If ever there was a time for the Church to disrupt the world's broken notions around sex, gender, masculinity, and power with this sort of a shameless reformation, it is now. And Nadia is the loving, hopeful, wise, take-no-prisoners disruptor we've been waiting for."
--Sarah Bessey, author of Jesus Feminist and Out of Sorts "Nadia has an amazingly faith-filled way to say good things in a hard way and hard things in a good way. She does it again with one of our most wounding, dangerous, and needed subjects--Christian gender and sexual teaching! This will heal many."
--Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation, author of Falling Upward "Nadia Bolz Weber returns with her page-turning, vulnerable storytelling, this time with her sights set squarely on purity culture. She unravels the problematic, toxic frameworks around sexuality - the burden of which many of us still carry today - and offers us the freedom we need to say no to shame. If you know Nadia's work, you know that she is fearless. In Shameless, we all benefit from her bravery."
--Austin Channing Brown, author of I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness