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

By Rachel Held Evans
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.76 Stars

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On 7/20 Elliott Blackwell wrote: As a young boy, sitting among other children in Sunday School, as the teacher told a story using cloth biblical figures on a felt board, I can still remember as this older woman unfolded the tale of Abraham and Isaac. While other kids squirmed or whispered among themselves, I sat there with mouth agape, ... Abraham, Isaac & Rachel Held Evans' Inspired

Elliott's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/20 Allen Nelson wrote: In her book, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again, Rachel Held Evans makes a case for loving the Bible without embracing it as the inerrant, infallible, authoritative, sufficient, and clear word of God. She posits that the Bible is a collection of stories, some of them ... Is the Bible merely inspirational or God breathed?

Allen's Rating:

1 Stars

On 7/19 cassandra95011 wrote: I received a complimentary copy. I do enjoy the author giving her versions of the stories that are from the Bible in away that she feels it is supposed to be deciphered. It presents a deeper thinking book that can become a tool for discussions and church groups. Obviously I recommend this book ... Inspired Slaying Giants By Rachel Held Evans Review

cassandra95011's Rating:

5 Stars

On 7/19 Rachel Dawson wrote: I was glad to finally get to this new one from RHE— it wasn’t what I expected to read from her, but was really rich and challenging. I think it wasn’t the best season for me to read this one in, as I’m not currently really wrestling with doubts about Scripture, but I’m so glad it exists for ... Inspired // REVIEW

Rachel's Rating:

3 Stars

On 7/16 Elise wrote: Inspired by Rachel Held EvansI really wanted to like this book. The cover is downright gorgeous, and I had heard people hype the book before it was released. In the end, I could only read half of the book before putting it aside to move onto another book.When I was reading the introduction (it was long), ... Inspired: A Book Review

Elise's Rating:

3 Stars

On 7/13 Jon Gibson wrote: Rachel Held Evans, in my opinion, is a good writer. She is engaging and has a way to express ideas in compelling fashion. She can tell a story, crafting the details in a forward fashion as she draws her reader in. All that being said, I find myself, often, in mostly disagreement with her opinions and ... Inspired - A Book Review

Jon Gibson's Rating:

3 Stars

On 7/12 Ian McLaren wrote: Dissecting the Bible is a hot undetaking these days, and Rachel Held Evans is the latest to ask questions like “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?” This new book of hers, then, is a quest to better ... SO good

Ian's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/8 Kaitlyn wrote: Thought-provoking and honest, Inspired is a great read for anyone who is, as Rachel says, " learning to love the Bible again." Throughout the book, Rachel looks at different types of stories found within the Bible -- deliverance stories, gospel stories, fish stories, wisdom stories, etc. She retells ... Thought-provoking, honest, and interesting

Kaitlyn's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/4 Amanda Holmes wrote: 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 ... Inspired

Amanda's Rating:

5 Stars

On 6/30 Victoria wrote: As someone who has wrestled with questions, I was looking forward to reading a different approach to reading scripture, especially with the tag line of "loving the bible again" However, what I found was in Held Evans approach was division and confusion. While I highly enjoyed the explanations and breakdowns ... Inspired by Rachel Held Evans

Victoria 's Rating:

3 Stars