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Faith Unraveled by Rachel Held Evans

Book Club Registration

Faith Unraveled | by Rachel Held Evans | Mondays 5pm EST June 1 – July 13


Rachael Barnett and Christy Cole

Short Bios of Leaders

Christy Cole is the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

Rachael Barnett is the Director of Student Support Services.

Rachel Held Evans, the author of “Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions,” died suddenly at the age of 37 in May of 2019. Her books have been inspirational and profound in Rachael Barnett’s spiritual journey. Christy and Rachael have talked about reading her books together and this book club seemed like perfect timing.

Short summary of the book

From Rachel Held Evans’ website: https://rachelheldevans.com/

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. Growing up in a culture obsessed with apologetics, Evans asks questions she never thought she would ask. She learns that in order for her faith to survive in a postmodern context, it must adapt to change and evolve. Using as an illustration her own spiritual journey from certainty, through doubt, to faith, Evans adds a unique perspective to the ongoing dialogue about postmodernism and the church that has so captivated the Christian community in recent years. In a changing cultural environment where new ideas threaten the safety and security of the faith, Faith Unraveled is a fearlessly honest story of survival.