when books make me think

Four years ago I listened to A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans. That book made me laugh and it made me think. A few years later I was reading Barbara Brown Taylor, Rob Bell, Bob Goff, Micha Boyer, and Jen Hatmaker. These authors also made me think. Last spring I saw that Rachel Held Evans had a new book coming out and I hit pre-order without hesitation. I devoured that book and quickly started looking for someone who wanted to talk about it. I was surprised and excited when 15 women said they wanted to join the conversation. We had one dinner book group but needed a second. I think we could probably have talked through a third evening. So much to think about.

In mid-April, Rachel Held Evans got sick. And all too soon, she was gone. I know she had so much more to teach us about caring for one another and honoring all of God’s creation.

There are many articles about Rachel. Read about her. Read about her tribe. Read. But don’t get lost in the sadness of loss. Get lost in her words and her encouragement.

6 thoughts on “when books make me think

  1. I think it says a lot about her and her work that even I, a non-Christian, had heard of her. I was sad to hear of her passing; the world could use more people like her.

  2. I’m still on the wait list for Inspired … and I’d love to talk with you about it once I read it! The Daily podcast on Monday was a tribute to her. I made the mistake of listening in the car because I cried through most of it. What a life. what a legacy.

  3. I’m not familiar with this author but I will be checking into her writing based on your glowing recommendation.

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