Shameless: A Sexual Reformation

Shameless: A Sexual Reformation

Raw, intimate, and timely, Nadia Bolz-Weber?s latest book offers a full-blown overhaul of our harmful and antiquated ideas about sex, gender, and our bodies.   Christians are obsessed with sex. But not in a good way. For generations countless people have suffered pain, guilt, and judgment as a result of this toxic fixation on sex, the body, and physical pleasure. In the fol Raw, intimate, and timely, Nadia Bolz-Weber?s latest book offers a full-blown overhaul of our harmful and antiqu...

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Title:Shameless: A Sexual Reformation
Author:Nadia Bolz-Weber
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B07CWG1719
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Shameless: A Sexual Reformation Reviews

  • Tori
    Aug 23, 2018
    I read this book on Netgalley and it is utterly incredible. If you?ve ever felt guilt about who you are due to bad experiences with a church, you need this book. It is far from conservative and Bolz-Weber is really reaching out to those folks who feel like they no longer have a relat...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 07, 2019
    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 should not be more loyal to an idea, a doctrine, or an interpretation of a Bible ve...
  • Eileen
    Feb 04, 2019
    This book discusses sexuality as well as other related topics that are very relevant and important for the contemporary Christian. I urge parents and churches to read and discuss this book. I think it's that important! ...
  • Libby O'Neill
    Mar 10, 2019
    I would give more than 5 stars if possible. Such a great important book for being fully human. ...
  • Bonnie
    Mar 02, 2019
    This is an antidote to I Kissed Dating Goodbye and other harmful repressive teachings Evangelicals have been told about sex and sexuality. It is a quasi-memoir with literary interludes. Because so much has emerged about religious institutions and sexual abuse, I hope Bolz-Weber writes ...
  • Kat Coffin
    Mar 10, 2019
    I flew through this. It is a relatively short book, but I absolutely hungered for it. I could not stop thinking about the clear, unadulturated, sweet relief I felt after every chapter. I went to an Evangelical private school and to be frank, was subject to a lot of toxic messages r...
  • Nathan Byrd
    Jan 17, 2019
    Bolz-Weber consistently brings fresh insights to our sacred texts and staunch religious traditions. ?Shameless? is a conversation Christendom has been avoiding for decades. The commonly accepted answers given to youth and parents regarding sexuality inside of our churches frankly d...
  • Ashley
    Mar 14, 2019
    This book was absolutely beautiful and reading it was cathartic and healing. I can?t remember the last time I finished a nonfiction book this quickly; I couldn?t put it down. I highlighted so many passages that resonated deeply. I suspect many people who grew up with a certain bran...
  • Marty
    Jan 13, 2019
    No review this time, only: this book is first-aid. ...
  • Emily
    Oct 08, 2018
    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 at different points. I think "Shameless" fills a much needed gap in Christian nonfict...
  • Nicole
    Feb 03, 2019
    Definitely the best book Nadia?s ever written, and it might make it into my top 10 nonfiction books ever (and from a voracious reader like myself, that?s saying something). This book was a healing balm for my soul. I found myself in the pages & wept with relief. For anyone cons...
  • Jennifer Lambert
    Jan 24, 2019
    My marriages were pretty disastrous. Counselors, both Christian and secular, told me to just allow my husband all the sex he wanted, whenever and however he wanted it - and all would be better. Trite tips on how to parrot his requests to improve communication. I was always the aggresso...
  • Crystal Hurd
    Feb 12, 2019
    Wow. I wish this book had been around 20 years ago when I hated my body due to the hazardous messages I endured during the purity movement. It would have saved me so much mental and physical anguish. I do not agree with Nadia that birth begins at the first breath, but that doesn't d...
  • Donald Powell
    Feb 06, 2019
    I love everyone after reading this book. It is a transformative essay. Based on common sense (logic), scripture, history, study of serious social scientists and a strong and abiding faith in what Christianity means to the author and her flock, it is a view of the Christian faith making...
  • Leslie Welton
    Feb 02, 2019
    For those of us raised in evangelical purity culture, this book is like reading old journals with a new set of glasses and a cupcake. It?s a gift for those at any place on life?s journey where a new conversation about bodies and sex needs to be engaged. Pastor Nadia bravely, but wi...
  • Mary
    Jan 29, 2019
    Short Version: Read this book. Longer Version: If you have felt shame or betrayal at the hands of the Purity Movement, then this book can provide a lens of healing, a way to approach sex that is uncompromising in from both the perspective of faith and your own personal story. ...
  • F. Feeley Jr
    Jan 31, 2019
    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 'sex is dirty but necessary' theology that has been the cornerstone of contro...
  • Carl Jenkins
    Feb 17, 2019
    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 whether or not I agreed with it, it wast just very compelling story telling. I also agr...
  • Ryan Ebling
    Feb 16, 2019
    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 instruction of youth is destructive. I don't follow her everywhere she goes, but it's an import...
  • Terry Berger
    Jan 20, 2019
    An excellent read. A completely different take on sexuality and Christianity. So many ideas and thoughts going through my head - like her other books, I?m sure I?ll be reading this again and get more out of it each time. ...
  • Melodie Roschman
    Jan 30, 2019
    She's done it again. I've read two other books about Christian sexuality - Pure and Damaged Goods - that had good intentions and ideas and worked hard but struggled to make me think or inspire me at all. I gulped this book down in one sitting and felt seen. Nadia is smart and funny and...
  • Jeffrey Nelson
    Dec 23, 2018
    If you've had any kind of brush with evangelical Christianity the past few decades, you may be familiar with what has come to be known as the "purity movement." This is a massive campaign within that religious strand that advocates abstinence before marriage. Depending on what books yo...
  • Kristine Johnson
    Jan 31, 2019
    Just read it. If you were harmed by morality codes or if you know people who were, or if you long to speak truth to your children about gender and sex and sin and regret and how much we are loved and that we absolutely cannot sin enough to make God hate us. Some people have a gift for ...
  • Rebekah Johnson
    Feb 02, 2019
    Spent my Saturday starting and finishing this book, and it was time well spent. Nadia is a compelling story teller, faithfully helping us have empathetic eyes into the experience of the other. This book is a needed discussion on sexual ethics within the church, and it propels the reade...
  • Shari
    Jan 23, 2019
    Absolutely beautiful book. It?s filled with the edgy language that we?re all familiar with when it comes to Nadia Bolz-Weber - so if F-bombs bother you, consider yourself forewarned. The book reads like a diary in some ways. This isn?t a dry and unemotional textbook. It?s f...
  • Alyssa Foll
    Jan 31, 2019
    I've come to expect thought-provoking, pastorally-oriented books from Nadia Bolz-Weber and Shameless did not disappoint. I deeply resonated with one of Nadia's metaphors for sexuality -- she likened it to how crops are planted in squares and grids, but watered in circles. Thus, when on...
  • James
    Feb 27, 2019
    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 presents the antidote to this poor teaching? No, no I do not. Underlying Shamele...
  • Nathan
    Sep 20, 2018
    Tackling longstanding Christian attitudes and approaches toward sex, Bolz-Weber?s inviting readers to think of the subject a little differently by applying historical context and/or by viewing scripture in a different light. Also, there?s put forth a hand to those hurt by the churc...
  • Kelsey Ebling
    Feb 24, 2019
    I thought this was a worthwhile read. it expanded my worldview and I enjoyed the author's rewriting of "the fall" story from Genesis. I'm not on board with everything she said theologically, but she doesn't claim to be a theologian. actually, there's a lot in the book I don't necessari...
  • Amydee
    Jan 30, 2019
    Incredibly thought provoking and insightful! This book is not about transgenderism (one of my friends thought is was), but about the concept of gender and how it affects us. I will read this again to pick up what I might have missed! ...