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Book Club: Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible by Rachel Held Evans

  • St. Andrew Episcopal Church 31 Park Avenue Grayslake, IL 60030 USA (map)


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

By Rachel Held Evans

"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." review from Amazon

More than any other book Rachel Held Evans has written, "Inspired" is intended to be read, wrestled with, discussed, debated, and creatively engaged in the context of community, precisely because she believes the Bible invites us to do those things. From Rachel Held Evans at https://rachelheldevans.com/blog/eight-things-inspired

December got a little crazy so we will revisit this selection for January. Meet in the church library at 7pm on Wednesday, January 30.

A sign-up sheet is posted on the hallway table.


Earlier Event: January 27
2019 Annual Meeting with Brunch
Later Event: March 5
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper