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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 - Nov 01, 2005 (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
Mar 07, 2019
@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
Learning to Speak God from Scratch
Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing--and How We Can Revive Them
Jonathan Merritt - Aug 14, 2018
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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
Aug 17, 2018
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
Transforming
The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians
Austen Hartke - Apr 10, 2018
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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
Jun 01, 2018
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
A Prayer for Owen Meany
John Irving - Sep 17, 2013 (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
Mar 22, 2017
One of my favorite books ever of all time.     source
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