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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: 4.04 Stars

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On 9/13 James Pate wrote: Rachel Held Evans is a controversial religious author. She is known for her writings about her struggles with conservative evangelicalism and even Christianity in general, and she currently attends an Episcopalian church. Inspired contains her reflections about the Bible. She talks about the Bible ... Book Write-Up: Inspired, by Rachel Held Evans

James' Rating:

5 Stars

On 9/4 PoCoKat wrote: Paperback: 240 pagesPublisher: Thomas Nelson (June 12 2018)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0718022319ISBN-13: 978-0718022310Book DescriptionOne Woman’s Journey Back to Loving the BibleIf the Bible isn’t a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible ... Review: Inspired Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again By Rachel Held Evans

PoCoKat's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/17 Amy Shore wrote: This is a book that explores the meaning of the inspiration of the Bible. It is also a book about one woman’s faith. For Evans, ‘Inspiration is not about some disembodied ethereal voice dictating words to a catatonic host. It’s a collaborative process, a holy give-and-take, a partnership between ... Inspired Refreshes, Disturbs

Amy Shore's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/13 Melissa Haag wrote: If you’re familiar with Rachel Held Evans you know she is progressive, so the book is definitely written through that lens. She also includes several short screenplays that modernize and deconstruct Bible stories and concepts that portray God as a cafeteria lady, etc. and I’ve read several reviews ... Stuff I'm Loving Lately

Melissa's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/3 R. J. Rivett wrote: “What if the Bible is just fine the way it is?...Not the well-behaved-everything-in-order version we create, but the messy, troubling, weird, and ancient Bible that we actually have?” - Peter Enns The Bible can’t be fine on its own. It’s a mess. There are parts that contradict one another. There ... Inspired by Rachel Held Evans: Book Review

R. J. Rivett's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/3 Jonathan Stephens wrote: Did you grow up reading the Bible or hearing stories from the Bible and then after high school or college you started questioning the book you once never dreamed of questioning? Have you ever struggled with certain passages of scripture or had them make you feel like God might not be as good as we are ... Book Review: "Inspired" by Rachel Held Evans

Jonathan Stephens' Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/2 Jennifer Lambert wrote: Intelligent but approachable, this book regales well-known Biblical stories and deconstructs them for today's doubting audiences. We don't have to dismiss the hard topics. We can embrace them in all their complexity. God can handle our doubt and questions. I remember my discomfort about some of the ... Intelligent but approachable

Jennifer's Rating:

5 Stars

On 7/25 LaLaLaurie wrote: If you've ever felt disillusioned with the Bible, then maybe author Rachel Held Evans can help. In her latest book Inspired, she breaks down the stories of the Bible to help us better understand what it is and how it's meant to be read. There are all sorts of different story types in the Bible: origin ... Inspired - Book Review

LaLaLaurie's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/23 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Taken from the back of the book: “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. ... Great book!

Jenn's Rating:

4 Stars

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