Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television is a beautiful conversational approach to theology, humor, personal reflection and hope, in spite of ludicrous and the broken.
What others are saying about the book:
“Turn off your TV and read this book. It’s enlightening and entertaining and it doesn’t emit any radiation whatsoever.”
–AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically
“For those searching for faith through the fog of Christian folk religion Nadia Bolz-Weber is the ideal guide. Full of wit, sensitivity, and insight, Salvation On The Small Screen is a rare gift for the faith-seeking in the postmodern age. This book will invite, provoke and soothe those seeking to find Christianity in the midst of televised faith.”
-Doug Pagitt, author of A Christianity Worth Believing
From 5am November 2nd to 5 am November 3rd (2007) Nadia Bolz-Weber watched 24 consecutive hours of cable televangelism/prosperity gospel fare on Trinity Broadcasting Network. 28 guests, including Bible Scholars from Iliff School of Theology, a gay Unitarian, her non-religious ex-boyfriend, a couple of Jews, her Evangelical parents, Lutheran pastors and her 9 year old daughter all joined Nadia for an hour each so that the book becomes a conversation between what’s happening on the TV, what’s happening on the sofa, and what’s happing in the writer’s head. The result is a narrative which is frequently hysterical, often insightful and occasionally totally surprising.
Nadia Bolz-Weber is the mission developer at House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado, an “emergent” liturgical community. She holds a BA in Religious Studies from University of Colorado at Boulder and an MDiv from Iliff School of Theology. Nadia lives in Denver with her husband and two children and blogs at www.sarcasticlutheran.com