Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions

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Zondervan, Apr 8, 2014 - Religion - 240 pages

From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans: a must-read for anyone on the journey of doubt, deconstruction, and ultimately faith reborn.

Eighty years after the Scopes Monkey Trial made a spectacle of Christian fundamentalism and brought national attention to her hometown, Rachel Held Evans faced a trial of her own when she began to have doubts about her faith.

In Faith Unraveled, Rachel recounts growing up in a culture obsessed with apologetics, struggling as her own faith unraveled one unexpected question at a time.

In order for her faith to survive, Rachel realizes, it must adapt to change and evolve. Using as an illustration her own spiritual journey from certainty to doubt to faith, Evans challenges you to disentangle your faith from false fundamentals and to trust in a God who is big enough to handle your tough questions.

In a changing cultural environment where new ideas seem to threaten the safety and security of the faith, Faith Unraveled is a profoundly moving, fearlessly honest, and relentlessly hopeful story of survival.

This book was previously titled Evolving in Monkey Town.

 

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User Review  - bness2 - LibraryThing

Wow, this is a great book. If you have grown up in a very conservative, Fundamentalist church, and have ever had deep questions and doubts, you will likely resonate with Rachel. She comes across as an ... Read full review

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Evans' memoirs of her early years growing up in Christianity strike a chord with those who are seeking and questioning their faith. Her stories of struggling with various preconceived fundamentals of ... Read full review

Contents

Cover Title Page Copyright Foreword by Sarah Bessey Preface
Why I Am an Evolutionist
HABITAT
The Best Christian Attitude Award
June the Ten Commandments Lady
Monkey Town
Greg the Apologist
When Skeptics
Nathan the Soldier
When Believers
Jesus God in Sandals
Survivors Guilt
John the Revelator
Higher Ways
Laxmi the Widow
God Things

CHALLENGE
Mark the Evangelist

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New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans (1981–2019) is known for her books and articles about faith, doubt, and life in the Bible Belt. Rachel has been featured in the Washington Post, The Guardian, Christianity Today, Slate, HuffPost, and the CNN Belief Blog, and on NPR, BBC, Today, and The View. She served on President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and kept a busy schedule speaking at churches, conferences, and universities. Rachel’s messages continue to reverberate around the world.

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