About the Book
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans embarks on a quest to find out what it really means to be part of the Church.
Like millions of her millennial peers, Rachel Held Evans didn't want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals-church culture seemed so far removed from Jesus. Yet, despite her cynicism and misgivings, something kept drawing her back to Church. And so she set out on a journey to understand Church and to find her place in it.
Centered around seven sacraments, Evans' quest takes readers through a liturgical year with stories about baptism, communion, confirmation, confession, marriage, vocation, and death that are funny, heartbreaking, and sharply honest.
A memoir about making do and taking risks, about the messiness of community and the power of grace, Searching for Sunday is about overcoming cynicism to find hope and, somewhere in between, Church.
About the Author
Rachel Held Evans is an award-winning writer whose articles have appeared in local and national publications. She lives in Dayton, Tennessee, with her husband, Dan. Find out more at rachelheldevans.com
My Take on the Book
Rachel Hold Evans' book will make the reader think. If you are a Christian whose faith is weak or strong or somewhere in the middle, the book will make you think. It will make you ponder your own feelings about your beliefs, apathy, evangelism, concerns, frustrations, and even your hope for your children or grandchildren's faith.
Rachel went through it all is seems. She takes the reader on her journey to rediscover her faith. Yes her journey brings her to a different ending because she is thinking differently.
I found myself going through the sacraments with her. I noticed many of her thoughts were similar to mine in some ways. It also will help the reader to see how and why so many individual have given up church. That does not mean they do not live a good life and follow the golden rule. It just means that the establishment of church with often its rules has turned them off. Maybe they are also on their own journey .
You may want to read Rachel's book as an affirmation of where you were or are or going. It will hold your interest and it will make you think.
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