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Rachel Held Evans

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Rachel Held Evans was an American Christian columnist, blogger and author. Her book A Year of Biblical Womanhood was a New York Times bestseller in e-book non-fiction, and Searching for Sunday was a New York Times bestseller nonfiction paperback.
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Rilke's Book of Hours
Love Poems to God
Anita Barrows - 1997-04-01 (first published in 1905)
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Experience Rainer Maria Rilke's powerful spirituality in Rilke's Book of Hours, a work of spontaneously received prayers that offers a vision of spiritual practice for the modern world. Discover a new kind of intimacy with the divine in a reciprocal relationship where God needs us as much as we need God. Through fresh translations by Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows, Rilke's Book of Hours captures the poet's spirit like never before.
Rachel Held Evans
@HibbsPierce His Book of Hours is one of the most precious books I own. I love the translations from Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy.      source
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Ava DuVernay
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Learning to Speak God from Scratch
Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing--and How We Can Revive Them
Jonathan Merritt - 2018-08-14
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Discover how to talk about faith in a society where traditional religious language no longer resonates. In his groundbreaking book, a premier religion writer shares personal stories and biblical insights to revive ancient expressions and make them applicable to contemporary culture. Both provocative and liberating, this book is sure to breathe new life into your spiritual conversations and connect you with the God who inhabits them.
Rachel Held Evans
This little book is packed with gems of wisdom and insight. I loved it! Definitely a must-read for writers & pastors who use faith-y language a lot. Bravo, @JonathanMerritt!      source
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The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians
Austen Hartke - 2018-04-07
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This book explores the underrepresented and misunderstood community of transgender Christians. The author, Austen Hartke, provides a biblically based, educational, and affirming resource to shed light and wisdom on this modern gender landscape. By introducing transgender issues and language and providing stories of biblical characters and real-life narratives from transgender Christians, Hartke helps readers visualize a more inclusive Christianity, equipping them with the confidence and tools to change both the church and the world.
Rachel Held Evans
For each day of #PrideMonth I'm featuring a person or organization doing great work at the intersection of faith and gender/sexuality. Today, follow & support @AustenLionheart whose book "Transforming" is my most recommended on the Bible & trans issues:      source
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A Prayer for Owen Meany
John Irving - 1990-01-01 (first published in 1989)
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A young boy accidentally kills his best friend's mother during a Little League game, and believes that it was God's instrument. From that moment on, his life takes an extraordinary and terrifying turn. This tragic and comic tale, with a self-deluded hero at its center, will break your heart.
Rachel Held Evans
One of my favorite books ever of all time.      source
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Carl Quintanilla
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Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus
How the Jewish Words of Jesus Can Change Your Life
Lois Tverberg - 2012-02-29 (first published in 2010)
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"Experience the wisdom of Jesus within its cultural context with Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus. Lois Tverberg guides readers through the Jewish lens of Jesus' words, painting a deeper understanding of his ministry that inspires a Christ-like way of living. By learning from the tight-knit, family-oriented society Jesus taught in, readers can gain fresh insights into how to follow his teachings and become disciples in modern times. Explore the conversations of rabbis from Jesus’ era and discover the fruit of Jewish ideas over time to enrich your faith and spiritual practice."
Rachel Held Evans
@amandalynnkerr Lois Tverberg's book, "Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus" is great. Also, The Jewish Annotated New Testament.      source
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The Jewish Annotated New Testament
Amy-Jill Levine - 2011-11-15
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A groundbreaking edition that sheds light on the Jewish background and culture from which the New Testament grew. Renowned scholars introduce and annotate the Gospels, Acts, Letters, and Revelation from a Jewish perspective, providing readers with new insights into the significance and meaning of these texts. The book also includes essays on topics such as Divine Beings, Jesus in Jewish thought, and Messianic Movements. For those interested in the Jewish roots of Christianity or seeking a New Testament that doesn't proselytize or denigrate Judaism, this volume is an indispensable resource.
Rachel Held Evans
@amandalynnkerr Lois Tverberg's book, "Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus" is great. Also, The Jewish Annotated New Testament.      source