Inspired

Inspired

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

Book - 2018
Average Rating:
Rate this:
3
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. --amazon.com.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780718022310
0718022319
9780718022327
9781400211074
Branch Call Number: 248 Eva
Characteristics: xxiv, 236 pages ; 22 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
c
Chickenmonkey31
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.

r
rpavlacic
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.

r
RileyDueck
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.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at STPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top