That was my experience last night at Nadia Bolz-Weber’s book reading. Nadia is an inked, sarcastic, in-recovery, former stand-up comedienne, emergent, Lutheran church planter from Denver. Her first book, about watching 24 straight hours of TBN is a mostly sardonic and occasionally sentimental narrative through Paula White, Joyce Meyer, Team Impact (read that chapter here), and both Nadia’s and my favorite TBN preacher, Jesse Duplantis.
Nadia sells herself short when she says, as she did last night, that she’s not a writer but a preacher with a keyboard. In fact, her writing is crisp, hip, and witty. It reminds me of Russell Rathbun’s amazingly funny book, which I called the Christian Confederacy of Dunces in my blurb. In fact, Russell sat next to me at the the reading last night.
Actually, that applies to Nadia’s book, too. It is instantly addictive, especially if you’ve ever whiled away the hours watching Paul and Jan, the Power Team, or anything else on TBN.
Bottom Line: BUY THIS BOOK: Salvation on the Small Screen: 24 Hours of Christian Television
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