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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 - 2005-11-01 (first published in 1899)
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While visiting Russia in his twenties, Rainer Maria Rilke, one of the twentieth century's greatest poets, was moved by a spirituality he encountered there. Inspired, Rilke returned to Germany and put down on paper what he felt were spontaneously received prayers. Rilke's Book of Hours is the invigorating vision of spiritual practice for the secular...
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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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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As America rapidly becomes a pluralistic, postmodern society, many of us struggle to talk about faith. We can no longer assume our friends understand words such as grace or gospel. Others, like lost and sin, have become so negative they are nearly conversation-enders.Jonathan Merritt knows this frustration well. After Jonathan moved from the Bible ...
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 - 2018-04-10
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In 2014, Time magazine announced that America had reached the transgender tipping point, suggesting that transgender issues would become the next civil rights frontier. Years later, many peopleeven many LGBTQ alliesstill lack understanding of gender identity and the transgender experience. Into this void, Austen Hartke offers a biblically based, ed...
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 - 2013-09-17 (first published in 1989)
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Eleven-year-old Owen Meany, playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire, hits a foul ball and kills his best friend's mother. Owen doesn't believe in accidents; he believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul is both extraordinary and terrifying. At moments a comic, self-deluded victim, but in ...
Rachel Held Evans
One of my favorite books ever of all time.      source
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Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus
How the Jewish Words of Jesus Can Change Your Life
Lois Tverberg - 2013-02-23 (first published in 2010)
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In this ebook download of Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg challenges readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by re-examining his words in the light of their Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of his ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christ-like. We'll begin to understa...
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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Although major New Testament figures--Jesus and Paul, Peter and James, Jesus' mother Mary and Mary Magdalene--were Jews, living in a culture steeped in Jewish history, beliefs, and practices, there has never been an edition of the New Testament that addresses its Jewish background and the culture from which it grew--until now. In The Jewish Annotat...
Rachel Held Evans
@amandalynnkerr Lois Tverberg's book, "Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus" is great. Also, The Jewish Annotated New Testament.      source