Shameless: A Sexual Reformation

Shameless: A Sexual Reformation

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"Nothing gives church folk anxiety quite like the subject of sex. And that's why in Shameless, Pastor Nadia sets out to reclaim the conversation for a new generation. In the spirit of Martin Luther, Bolz-Weber calls for a reformation of the way believers understand and express their sexuality. To make her case, Bolz-Weber draws on experiences from her own life as well as her parishoners', then puts them side by side with biblical narrative and theology to explore what the church has taught and about sex, and the harm that has often come as a result. Along the way, Bolz-Weber reexamines patriarchy, gender, and sexual orientation with candor but also with hope--because, as she writes, "I believe that the Gospel can heal the pain that even the church has caused."

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  • F.E. Jr.

    I received my pre-ordered copy of Shameless yesterday in the mail and finished it this afternoon. This isn't a book. This is a kindness. With a gentle yet authoritative voice, Nadia deconstructs the '...

  • Carl Jenkins

    There are some things I like about this book. Nadia Bolz-Weber is a fantastic story teller. The book and it's contents are written in such a way that I couldn't put it down. It wasn't a matter of whet...

  • Marty

    No review this time, only: this book is first-aid....

  • James

    Has the church done a poor job teaching about sex, sexuality, and sexual ethics* in the past? Yes, yes it has.Do I believe that Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber’s recently-published book Shameless p...

  • Brittany | Healing Happy Lee

    "If the teachings of the church are harming the bodies and spirits of people, we should rethink those teachings." Amen!Faith + Restoration + Sexual Reformation + and a whole lot of swearing!Who This B...

  • Scott

    I may not agree with everything Pastor Bolz-Weber states in her book, but I liked her unusual style.I vaguely recall hearing about her in the last few years, with the U.S. media of course playing up h...

  • Jennifer

    The first words that come to my mind to describe “Shameless” by Nadia Bolz-Weber are "pastoral, healing, water for a dry and weary soul." The money quote for me came in the introduction: "We shoul...

  • Libby O'Neill

    I would give more than 5 stars if possible. Such a great important book for being fully human....

  • Emily

    This book definitely has Bolz-Weber's characteristic conversational style that has made all of her earlier works incredibly readable. And just like her earlier works, it also made me cry cathartically...

  • Ryan Ebling

    There's still a lot in here that I'm trying to figure out why I react to it the way I do. Overall, I think she's on to something. The shame-based view of sex that pervades the church and the instructi...