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Searching for Sunday
Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church | Rachel Held Evans
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.
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krayoncolorz
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Apparently I want to read/listen to every book every other person wants to enjoy. Library problems.

britt_brooke And then all the holds will become available all at once! Murphy‘s Law for readers. #booknerdproblems 4w
krayoncolorz @britt_brooke of course they will 😂 4w
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Christine
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I now get why Rachel Held Evans is so loved, and I‘m sorry I didn‘t follow her work while she was alive. In this book (and I presume everywhere else), her writing about faith and doubt was eloquent but down-to-earth, and uniquely honest. I relatedly strongly to her stories of a church-heavy evangelical upbringing and really admire her determination to confront the darker sides of Christianity in practice.

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This was very soothing to listen to while walking. I liked hearing about her spiritual journey and how she confronted the doubts she had and learned to be at peace with doubt. Even though I‘m Jewish, I found her struggles with belief relatable and I learned a lot about the Christian tradition and the similarities it continues to share with Judaism. It is sad to know her voice is no longer with us. #litsywalkers

Kaye Thank you for the tag 💖 2mo
gradcat Where is this? It‘s so beautiful! 2mo
Blaire @gradcat it‘s the view outside my house in Charleston, West Virginia. 💕 2mo
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Hoopiefoot I just finished this too. It was a bittersweet read knowing that she just passed. And I ❤️ WV 😀 2mo
Blaire @Hoopiefoot yes, that‘s what made me pick it up and filled with a different kind of resonance. Don‘t know that I would have read it otherwise. 2mo
Blaire @Hoopiefoot also so glad you are a WV fan...it is a beautiful place to live. Saw from your post you were recently here! Very cool. 2mo
gradcat So lovely...I want to move there! 2mo
Hoopiefoot @Blaire It is! Lived in Elkins until I was 8 & then we moved to PA near the northern panhandle. I love WV & go back every chance I can 😀 2mo
Blaire @Hoopiefoot nice! I have several friends from Elkins. Beautiful part of the state. 2mo
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LWagoner
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This book speaks to my spiritual history, present & future. Finished just 9 days after her unexpected passing. Her courage & vulnerability to speak truth regarding the spiritual journey has legacy.
Take aways: It‘s ok to doubt. We don‘t have to have it all together to be in community. To engage we must be vulnerable. Healing (mending- my word) can‘t happen until pain is acknowledged. Release cynicism to heal.
Prayers for her family

Crazeedi I was saddened to hear of her passing 2mo
Lynnsoprano She had so much to say no matter where you are on the religious spectrum. 2mo
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I can‘t believe we have to face this so soon. 💔

Putting my complicated relationship with religion aside to reread this book in honor of Rachel Held Evans.

Chrissyreadit Her loss is truly heartbreaking. 2mo
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MatchlessMarie
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I haven't been on here lately but just thought I would check in for those of use who have been struggling this past week with the tragic news of Rachel Held Evans passing. I'm not okay. May is a rough month for me. If anyone has any stories of how RHE has impacted their life, feel free to comment here. Also I wrote this: https://matchlessmarie.wordpress.com/2019/05/10/hoping-for-something-to-hope-for... #BecauseOfRHE

BethM Sweetheart that‘s is a beautifully written piece. All the hugs. 2mo
LiteraryinLititz I‘m so sorry you‘re struggling. ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
cobwebmoth *hugs* 2mo
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CarolynM 💕 I wish I had some words for you. Your piece really is beautiful. I firmly believe each individual has to have his or her own relationship with God, no-one else can tell them what that should look like. (edited) 2mo
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Today I mourn for someone that had a profound impact on my life. A couple of years ago I picked up “Searching for Sunday: loving, leaving, and finding the church” it was exactly what I needed at that time. Rachel Held Evans your impact has been great and will continue on, but for now I sit heart broken for your family. Thank you for your words, your influence, and your assurance that I am not alone in all my questions and doubts

LauraBeth She was a beautiful soul ❤️ 2mo
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HeatherBookNerd
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Heartbroken to hear the news that Rachel Held Evans died this morning. She was a favorite author of mine and her book Searching for Sunday meant so much to me as I was reevaluating my own faith in recent years. She spoke for so many of us who love Jesus but have wrestled with questions of faith. This book was a lifeline for me and I am so sad that she is gone. I know her work will continue to impact people for years to come.

MaureenMc 😔 3mo
jamicuns I am heartbroken by this news. This book was a lifeline to me as well. May her family be surrounded with peace and love during this difficult time. ❤️ 3mo
Reggie @LauraBeth if you‘re out there (we miss you) this is the book you used to mention right? 3mo
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Reviewsbylola Tragic. She was so young. 3mo
Chrissyreadit This is very sad news. 3mo
LauraBeth Aww - thank @Reggie ❤️ That was my first post in almost two months. Hopefully, I‘ll start posting regularly again! 2mo
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It was devastating to hear about the death of Rachel Held Evans. She was a powerful, challenging writer, and helped many people like me—people who questioned the faith they were raised with, but also unwilling to let it all go. I will always be grateful for her writing and life, and so sad that she didn‘t have any longer than 37 years.

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One of my Christian heroes, Rachel Held Evans, passed away this morning. She was my balm time and time again to my hurting heart. May she find rest in her Savior‘s arms and may her family find peace and love through their faith.

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I‘m incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Rachel Held Evans. I met her several years ago, and saw her speak twice. She was a wise person, a much needed voice advocating for acceptance and love.

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Jjohnsen
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As someone who is leaving, I‘m already interested in the book and I‘m only five pages in.

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DivineDiana
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Couldn‘t resist @MatchlessMarie ‘s post with this announcement! #somuchforbookbuyingban #morenonfiction #amazonmakesittooeasy

rachelm This is a great one 💚 2y
DivineDiana @rachelm Good to know! 2y
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MatchlessMarie
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Get on this deal! This is one of my forever recommend books. So good!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PWOH2CI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_FCItAbD719T70

DivineDiana Thank you? There goes the book buying ban! Purchased! 😉 2y
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HeatherBookNerd
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I‘ve got a guest post up on Book Riot today. If you‘re looking for some progressive-leaning Christian non-fiction, check it out.

https://bookriot.com/2018/01/03/recommended-reading-progressive-christian/

@bookriot

Lcsmcat Thanks for sharing. 2y
CoffeeAndABook I just checked out your post & it's so interesting, I've noted all of your recommendations. Thanks for putting it out there!! 😊 (edited) 2y
tracylovesbooks Fellow progressive Christian and theatre geek here! 👋🏻 2y
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HeatherBookNerd @Lcsmcat @CoffeeAndABook Thanks for reading 🙂 2y
britt_brooke @HeatherBookNerd Well-written! Thanks for sharing. So exciting that you‘re doing this now. 2y
Booksnchill Nice work- book riot‘s new contributor!!! 2y
mom2bugnbee Whoop whoop! We know her, @britt_brooke, @Booksnchill, & @LouLouLane! 😉 2y
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dreamjmelyn
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So thankful that I got to read this book! There are some choppy transitions and a few small sections that could have been left out. But this was far outweighed by some wonderful turns of phrase and Evans' ability to articulate some things I have felt my whole life yet couldn't put into words. This is a book I would recommend to anyone who is doubting or for that doubter to hand to someone who doesn't understand their doubt to help bridge the gap.

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"We're good at making mountains out of our ideologies, obstructions out of our theologies, and hills out of our screwed-up notions of who's in and who's out, who's worthy and who's unworthy. We're good at getting in the way."

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Daisey
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This book was a more challenging listen than I expected. I enjoyed the author's writing style and appreciated the history and traditions described. There were moments her thoughts resonated with my own, as well as moments when I disagreed with her views. In some aspects I struggle with things she doesn't question at all. My faith is my own, but I appreciate her perspective and the points she made me think about.

#Christian #audiobook #Hoopla

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Daisey
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I've seen a lot of interesting quotes and great reviews for this book so I'm giving it a listen.

#audiobook #Christian #Hoopla

Laura317 It in on my radar after seeing other Litten reviews. 2y
Daisey @Laura317 I just started it, but I'm definitely intrigued. 2y
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BookishJess
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A little disjointed in some parts but a GREAT read. If you've ever had conflicted feelings about church and yet still a longing for it this book is for you. RHE doesn't have the answers, but she offers insight and anecdotes so that we can at least share in these experiences and say "me too".

Main takeaway? No church or denomination is perfect, there is only One who is perfect - and He is who we should keep our focus on.

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This imagery made me smile. I like the idea that the denominations are all just parts/rooms in the same house.

Laura317 I might have to change denominations based on this. Library vs. kitchen. Hmm which do I choose? 🤔😂 2y
Bks4Wrms That's a good metaphor! 2y
Bks4Wrms @laura317 😂😂😂 2y
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BookishJess @Laura317 @Bks4Wrms 😂 The library is tempting! All the books or setting the table... 2y
mom2bugnbee @laura317 I thought the same! I laughed really hard at this... All so true! 2y
BookishJess @mom2bugnbee The Catholics in charge of family history made me chuckle 😆 2y
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Ever read a passage that is the exact thing you need to hear at the moment?

This quote resonates really deeply with me. I need to memorize that last line.

"Waiting around for right will leave you waiting around forever."

josie281 Me too! Oh this is perfect! 2y
Texreader That suits me well 2y
8little_paws I HAVE TO READ THIS ASAP everything you are posting is hitting me hard 2y
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Kristy_K This book has been on my tbr for a while now. I may need to move it up! 2y
Laura317 Here's the thing: A church or denomination is not what fills that void. It's a relationship. It's THE relationship. I'll leave that there. I hope the author found it. (edited) 2y
BookishJess @8little_paws @Kristy_K Just finished it yesterday and I definitely recommend it! 2y
BookishJess @Laura317 Exactly. She made a good point - that we put our focus on the wrong things when our focus should always be on God. 2y
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Amen.

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BookishJess
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This book is exactly what I needed right now.

ReadingEnvy I think you might appreciate this sermon. Maria used to be the associate chaplain where I work, now is co pastor at this church in DC with her wife. http://calvarydc.org/sermons/june-18/ 2y
ReadingEnvy (it's about the church functioning as a true sanctuary and what that would mean) 2y
BookishJess @ReadingEnvy Thank you! I will definitely check that out! 2y
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I identified with much of this book. My faith journey was similar and many of the lessons the Lord has taught me follow the arc of Rachel's walk. I appreciate her willingness to share because I have often felt out of place in my faith. Never before have I read a book where I felt that yes there is someone out there, an earthly person, who understands me. Who could handle my questions and doubt.

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😔 I never knew that...that's horrible.

SpeculativeFemale Me either 😯 2y
Texreader Oooh. That's awful. What a sad thing to learn. 2y
Debiw781 That's horrible!! 2y
BookishJess @SpeculativeFemale @Texreader @Debiw781 It's a very sobering chapter in this book... The things that humans are capable of can be frightening. 2y
xicanti Oh hell. 2y
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hwestfall
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I can't get enough of this book! #mirrorbook #searchingforsunday

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Me. This book is me.

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I've been reading this for a while now and I'm really struggling. Some chapters have a nice flow and I can relate quite a bit from my own experience, and other chapters are choppy, short, soulful I guess, like a blog entry... Those I don't always enjoy. I feel like the editor left in way too much of what seemed like good writing at the time, but actually wasn't. Maybe I'm just super-critical with a too high opinion of my own editing skills.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook @BarbaraJean did you notice "itinerate lifestyle"? Man, things like that bug me. The Gentle Parent was also spectacularly badly edited. 2y
BarbaraJean I didn't notice that! I wonder if I'm off my game, or if it was corrected in my Kindle version! I felt the same way about the uneven-ness of the chapters. Some were excellent, and others meandering. 2y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Glad I'm not the only one 😊 2y
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hwestfall
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I am loving this book already only a few pages in! #searchingforsunday #metoo

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What I'm reading to start Lent.

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BarbaraJean
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This quote is a bit of a paraphrase by Evans, reframing a passage considering the bodies we live in--an apt parallel. The church is beautiful and broken and frustrating and rewarding and necessary. Rachel Held Evans articulates so many things I've been thinking about (and frustrated about) when it comes to church, but she also vividly reminds me of why to not give up. This book is a conversation that the church needs to be having. Recommended!

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This book has been so hard for me to read, because it rings so true for me right now. Also, the bit of a quote that didn't make it into the collage above: "So basically my relationship with evangelicalism is like a Taylor Swift song set to repeat." ?
? Rachel Held Evans!

awishman Wow. Looks like something I need to read, and soon. 3y
WordWaller Oh this is definitely on my list. I love Rachel Held Evans! 3y
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BarbaraJean
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This is what I'm currently reading. I want to finish at least two by the end of the week... but I'm the furthest along in the two nonfiction books... and I'm more in the mood for fiction right now. #booknerdproblems

My brain's solution: log into Hoopla and check out a bunch of comics... 😜

Eyelit Your brain is awesome! 👍😂 3y
HeatherBookNerd Searching for Sunday was great. I love RHE. 3y
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BarbaraJean
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"'Grace cannot prevail...until our lifelong certainty that someone is keeping score has run out of steam and collapsed.'
...I need the Eucharist because I need to quit keeping score."
I'm such a scorekeeper. I need to hear this. Over and over. Why is grace so difficult?!

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BarbaraJean
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I was planning to curl up with a #hotdrinkandabook last night, but wound up curling up in the dark with an audiobook and a migraine instead. Back on track tonight. #belated #seasonsreadings2016

Megabooks Sorry about the migraine! ☹️ Glad you're feeling better! 3y
BarbaraJean @Ebooksandcooks Aw, thank you! I'm glad, too! 😊 3y
Tanzy13 🎄 3y
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BarbaraJean
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Here we have a view of what's currently cued up on Kindle... I have grand illusions about how many Kindle reads I'll finish while at the in-laws' for Christmas. I'll no doubt have better stats on the Serial Reader titles! My other #ereader usage will be more limited starting this week: I use Overdrive (and iBooks very infrequently) for audiobooks on long commutes... which will soon be on hiatus (until spring semester!). #seasonsreadings2016

HeatherBookNerd Searching for Sunday is fantastic. 3y
Lindy I hope you enjoy Flight Behavior as much as I did. 3y
RealLifeReading Oh Invisible Library is supposed to be good 3y
BarbaraJean @HeatherBookNerd It's too good! I had to put it down for a while because it was a little too close for comfort and I couldn't deal. I'm gonna try to finish it over the holidays when I have more mental space. 3y
BarbaraJean @Lindy I hope so, too! I love Kingsolver's fiction. @RealLifeReading That's what I hear! It was an impulse bargain buy... sigh, so much reading to look forward to! (Always.) 3y
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"We want to bring our whole selves through the church doors, without leaving our hearts and minds behind, without wearing a mask.
I explained that when our gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender friends aren't welcome at the table, then we don't feel welcome either, and that not every young adult gets married or has children, so we need to stop building our churches around categories and start building them around people."

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If this prologue page is any indication, reading this book is going to be a very long & personal journey for me.

ThatLibrarianLady Annotators FTW! 3y
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HeatherBookNerd
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RHE really just put my own heart in her book. As a fellow Christian struggling to reevaluate my southern evangelical roots, her stories rang true. She recounts, with candor and skill, both the wonderful and the difficult things she has learned in recent years as she moved away from, and back towards, the church. It comforted me to hear someone else ask hard questions about their faith and grow in it.
#memorablememoirs #booktober @RealLifeReading

rachelm Love me some RHE 3y
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LauraBeth
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As a Christian - I want my LGBT friends to know that if you have ever felt unloved by Christians - I'm sorry. You are loved, worthy, beautiful, wanted, and needed. Your life is beautiful and you are beloved. There have been too many scars, too many suicides, and too many broken families. We all need to be careful with our words, our assumptions, our judgements and our attitudes. The mark of our holiness as a Church is in how well we love others

Varshitha Well said!! 3y
Laura317 Beautifully said! 3y
mrsh62010 My dad is a Baptist pastor, and many of my friend fall somewhere in an LGBTQ category. Thank you so much for speaking out on this. It's SO important. 3y
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Bibliogeekery Thank you, as a queer person your words mean a lot to me. 🌈 3y
Libby1 ❤️ 3y
Adam_Z 👍 3y
TrishB Thank you. As Mum to a gay son they are soothing words. 3y
sarielizbeth Well said, this is how I feel as a Christian as well. 3y
MeganAnn Beautifully said! This is how I feel as a Christian also. I've never felt that hate is the Christian thing to do and don't understand those who do. ❤️ 3y
Kitta Thank you ❤️ 3y
[DELETED] 2852984487 This made me cry. I have spent half my life longing to hear these words from my family. 3y
BookishJess ❤️ 3y
kissxxmyxxconverse I wish my family felt this way. My fiancée is still christian, but I just can't do it and be true to myself at the same time. Nothing but love for those of you that are understanding though ??? 3y
Kappadeemom Love ❤️ 3y
BookishFeminist ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Godmotherx5 Your words hit home. My sister had a suicide plan when she was 14. My family was great but she felt her friends wouldn't accept her. Today, she's a wonderful woman of 24. Finishing college & a wedding date set for 2018. 3y
LauraBeth @mrsh62010 I understand- I come from a family of Southern Baptist Pastors 😀 3y
LauraBeth @Bibliogeekery ☺️❤️💛💚💙💜 3y
LauraBeth @TrishB ☺️ 3y
LauraBeth @MeganAnn I don't understand that either 3y
LauraBeth @Kitta ❤️💛💚💙💜 3y
LauraBeth @RStorey I'm sorry you've had to wait to hear that from your family. What's their number - I'll call 'em up and let them know how wonderful you are 😀 3y
LauraBeth @Godmotherx5 I'm so glad to hear that your sister has moved forward from having those thoughts - sounds like she's living an awesome life 😀 3y
LauraBeth @BookishFeminist ❤️💛💚💙💜😀 3y
LauraBeth @jessreadsbooks ❤️💛💚💙💜😀 3y
LauraBeth @BooksTeasAndBookishThings ❤️💛💚💙💜😀 3y
LauraBeth @Libby1 ❤️💛💚💙💜😀 3y
LauraBeth @Adam_Z ☺️ 3y
kspenmoll 💙 3y
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I'm reading this now as an e-book on my iPad, so no picture.

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Having numerous experiences and opinions on the church, I was excited to read this book. The arguments are well organise, thought through, eloquent and challenging. I loved that Rachel highlighted her bias, gave all the facts and allowed the reader to draw her own conclusion. I have been drawn into debates around Christian theology and the church in a way which isn't intimidating but rather engaging!

Laura317 I think I will try to find this. 3y
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BarbaraJean
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This came up in my FB "on this day" memories... and I had so much fun reading all the comments I got when I reposted this last year! Right now, I'm reading Searching for Sunday with a Chainsaw. ?? Anybody else want to play?! #withachainsaw

Chessa Only Ever Yours With A Chainsaw. 3y
Chessa But also: Jane Eyre With A Chainsaw. #wouldread 3y
BarbaraJean @Chessa 😂 Absolutely! I think I'd prefer Jane Eyre With a Chainsaw to 3y
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bookishkris And Then All Hell Broke Loose With A Chainsaw 3y
HeatherBookNerd Shakespeare in Hollywood with a Chainsaw. Mine sounds just about right 😉 3y
BarbaraJean @bookishkris @HeatherBookNerd Those are great! Shakespeare horror: new genre. 3y
JodyS Silent Prey with a Chainsaw 3y
Josie The Children's Home with a Chainsaw 😁😁😁 3y
megt Haha! I'm reading a few right now, but the best for this is probably Anne of Green Gables with a Chainsaw 😂 3y
Eyelit Asking for it with a chainsaw 😳😂 3y
DebinHawaii I can't decide between the book I just finished last night 'The Perfect Girl with a Chainsaw' or the one I started today 'Beulah's House of Prayer with a Chainsaw!' 3y
BarbaraJean These are all so great!! @megt @Eyelit, yours may be my favorites, but @DebinHawaii , Beulah's House of Prayer is also right up there!! 3y
Marchpane Dark Emu with a Chainsaw 😮 3y
Chessa @Eyelit OMG! 😂😂😂 3y
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BarbaraJean
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Belated #augustphotochallenge #day29: #impulsebuy. When you discover through an author FB post that her recent book you've had your eye on is currently $1.99, and you have credit just sitting there in your Amazon account... well, I don't know about you, but I impulse buy. I need to move this one up in the queue... pretty sure it's something I need right now (in a personal as well as a book-buying way!).

HeatherBookNerd This book. I am, like RHE, living in Tennessee and my Christian roots are evangelical. But in the last several years, I have re-examined and affirmed my faith, but I see things a whole lot differently. I love Jesus, but am finding myself a bit out at sea in the southern Christian church world. It is hard sometimes. But this book was like someone putting the thoughts in my head on paper and it was such a comfort to feel not alone. 3y
BarbaraJean @HeatherBookNerd I'm in a similar boat on the same sea. I moved back to the area where I grew up after 7 years away, some of those years overseas. I struggled finding a church where I fit, when my perspective had changed so much. Ironically, my faith in Jesus was deeper and richer than it ever had been, but I just didn't fit in that same old box. It's hard to find a church that doesn't have pre-determined boxes people must fit into. 3y
BarbaraJean I did find a non-boxy church and made it my home for 4.5 years... but recently it went through what feels like a corporate take-over. It's hard not to get disillusioned. The relationship between Jesus and the church is complicated. 3y
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HeatherBookNerd @BarbaraJean I totally get it. 3y
EnidBiteEm @BarbaraJean @HeatherBookNerd my mother is an Anglican minister, my father is an atheist (they're still together), and I think something different again, which in turn is different to my husband . I find religion as beautiful or as damned as the people running it, limited and expansive in equal measure. Thanks for talking about the box thing and @BarbaraJean thanks for the recommendation 😀 3y
BarbaraJean You're welcome, @EnidBiteEm! A former pastor of mine used to say "This job would be great if it weren't for the people." ? Joking, but also not! I think it becomes religion instead of faith when we rely on the people running it, instead of what it's all ultimately supposed to point to. Yet people are also a beautiful, essential part of faith. Sometimes a beautiful mess. ? 3y
EnidBiteEm @BarbaraJean True. A church,community or family that is only populated with people we like teaches us nothing about faith, mercy, compassion - and not being judgmental towards others we think are caught up in focusing on the wrong thing (faith indeed 😀😀😀). 3y
BarbaraJean @EnidBiteEm Absolutely! I love how you put that. Henri Nouwen (fantastic spiritual writer) said that community is the place where the person you least want to be in community with lives. Heh. Yep. That's what shapes us the most! 3y
EnidBiteEm Thanks. I particularly struggle when I feel like that about the leaders. Maybe Nouwen is yet another writer to check out 😀 3y
BarbaraJean @EnidBiteEm Yeah, leaders are a little different, I think- at least in some ways. While there are spiritual leaders I've had that I don't necessarily see eye-to-eye with, there still needs to be that mutual respect & trust and willingness to learn from each other. Leadership often can set the tone for a community, so differences there can feel magnified, though. Definitely check out Nouwen! One of my favorites is 3y
EnidBiteEm Thanks. I will check it out 😀 3y
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BarbaraJean

Belated #augustphotochallenge #day29: #impulsebuy. When you discover through an author FB post that her recent book you've had your eye on is currently $1.99, and you have credit just sitting there in your Amazon account... well, I don't know about you, but I impulse buy. I need to move this one up in the queue... pretty sure it's something I need right now (in a personal as well as a book-buying way!).