I finished one!

It's Book #41!!!

I highly recommend Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television, by Nadia Bolz-Weber. Nadia is a Lutheran church planter (House for All Sinners and Saints) who blogs at Sarcastic Lutheran, and she is also a member of the RevGalBlogPals webring. 

 Lazarus tattooNadia has a lot of tattoos, including this fairly awesome image of Lazarus. I say this as a person who doesn't generally care for tattoos.

And really, whoever you are? This is a hilarious book full of actual
wisdom and sarcasm and humility and trenchant analysis of the Trinity
Broadcasting Network.

Nadia bravely watched 24 straight hours of "Christian" television, accompanied by friends who took shifts at her side. She reviews each show and reflects honestly when the theology expressed touches her despite her assumption that would not be likely.

I'm still plugging away at Diana Butler Bass. A review there, soon. I swear!

3 thoughts on “I finished one!”

  1. I applaud Nadia’s stamina! Perhaps one of these days I’ll find my way clear and get to all the books on my “must read” list, and include this one in it.
    I happened on a “religious program” the other day where a guy in very casual attire and sporting a beard was talking about how Jesus took the bread and broke it. He went on to claim how the bread had to be broken so that it could be consumed and digested, and spent a lot of time on the concept of digestion in case any of the listeners weren’t familiar with the process. Somehow or other he connected it to being nurtured by the word, but it was so off the mark theologically about the significance of breaking the bread that I just shook my head and changed the channel. Sigh.

  2. I was recently directed to Nadia’s blog by a neopagan friend who grew up among evangelical missionaries in South America. My friend found Nadia’s analysis and perspective to be a refreshing contrast from her own childhood experience of Christianity. I’m thankful she passed the blog link on to me– now I guess I need to read Nadia’s book, too!

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