Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again

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If the Bible isn't a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered changed her--and it will change you too. Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible's most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture's mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God's loving and redemptive work in the world.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, 2018
ISBN: 9780718022310
Branch Call Number: 220.95 Ev
Description: xxiv, 236 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 25, 2019

Another honest rendering from Rachel Held Evans!

So impressed with her knowledge and ability to share with her fans, I went online to find her website and was both shocked and saddened to hear of her passing.

May we all grow to appreciate her insight and wisdom and the Grace she gave to those of us fortunate enough to read her life's work.

Peace be with her memory.
Numbers 6:24-26

Jun 10, 2019

Loved this book! Rachel Held Evans will continue to touch lives for a kong tume with her unapologetic view of God and the Bible. It's so refreshing to see someone try so hard not to judge others and encourage others to simply love other people.

Feb 07, 2019

Rachel Held Evans is a disgruntled ex-evangelical turned mainline Protestant lay writer. In this book, she takes some of the Bible's more outlandish stories and letters, and tries to put them into a contemporary context that is not literal but practical. One of the best examples in the book is the story about how Jesus feeds 5000 (with 12 baskets of leftovers) then feeds another 4000 (with 7 leftovers). Jesus dares his apostles to get what the point was. No answer. Evans's explanation is not only brilliant, it could be for some people faith affirming. I highly recommend the book ... whether you are a true believer or a skeptical Christian, it may very well surprise you.

Jul 31, 2018

This is one of the greatest popular theology books I've ever read. At first, I thought this would be CTL+C and CTL+V of a Pete Enns book, but it's rich with originality. Rachel Held Evans uses narrative and personal perspective to create a wonderful read. This is also a book that I think almost any bible reading person should be able to get behind. Exceptional.


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