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

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

 One Woman?s Journey Back to Loving the Bible 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 ch  One Woman?s Journey Back to Loving the Bible If the Bible isn?t a science book or an instruction manu...

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Title:Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again
Author:Rachel Held Evans
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0718022319
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

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

  • Jennifer
    Jun 18, 2018
    In short, I loved it! I loved it so much I already read it again! Real review is in process. ...
  • Leah
    May 02, 2018
    The introduction to this book hooked me and drew me in as I felt like I was reading my own story. Rachel describes her childhood and formative years in the evangelical church. All the familiar rites of passage - youth group, reading scripture, memorizing verses, leaning on the wisdom o...
  • Stefanie
    Sep 02, 2018
    I picked this one up knowing nothing about the author and her previous work. I heard about it through bookish on line network and all the goodreads reviews. I've found myself picking up my Bible more often lately and considering doing a complete read through - which I haven't yet don...
  • Maria
    Feb 27, 2018
    I jumped at the chance to request an Advanced Review Copy of this book from the publisher, and I'm so glad that I did. Timely and yet timeless, Rachel Held Evan's new book is an elegantly-organized walk through the Bible that's thought-provoking, convicting and reassuring, often all on...
  • Caroline Fly
    May 15, 2018
    I received an advance copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. It?s beautiful. A truly beautiful book. I?ve long been a fan of Rachel Held-Evans, and this latest book combines her usual eloquent, naturally poetic style with a new twist. She has a gift for sharing profo...
  • Diane
    May 07, 2018
    Any book that starts with ?Once upon a time? and ends with the image of God taking me in his arms, saying ?let me tell you a story? becomes a definite favorite of mine. I?m long an admirer of Ms. Evans. I appreciate her questions and how her questions deepen her faith. More i...
  • Kat Coffin
    Feb 19, 2018
    What can I say about this book? I received an ARC, due to the special promotion early preorder customers received. I was one of the first 500 to provide proof. I received my copy on Ash Wednesday/Valentine's Day--and how appropriate! The timing of this remarkable book is impecc...
  • Amy
    Apr 01, 2018
    Rachel Held Evans has been an important author for me in coming to understand liberation theology. Through her own stories of wrestling with Scripture, Evans offers insights on familiar stories that render them new. She reminds us that, above all, our interpretations should move us clo...
  • Pastor Matt
    Aug 09, 2018
    I've read several of Rachel Held Evans' books. She is a talented writer but a poor biblical interpreter. She uncritically accepts "higher criticism" with liberal presuppositions as a way to "unlock an ancient text" even though this method is built on post-enlightenment fantasy and an i...
  • J.R. Forasteros
    Apr 30, 2018
    Rachel has given us a great gift... a book that invites us to rediscover the Bible as the book God gave us, not the book many of us were raised to expect. She introduces each chapter with a fiction piece - these are pretty uneven, and I'm not sure they do much for the overall effec...
  • Norah
    May 03, 2018
    As a relatively new member of a Southern Baptist church whose favorite books on Christianity are by Tim Keller and Matt Chandler, I was a little bit nervous to read "Inspired." I don't fit neatly into either of the two intended audiences Evans identifies in her introduction (in simples...
  • David Jordan
    May 07, 2018
    Inspired is a terrific book for the thoughtful Christian who has struggled with the idea of the divinely inspired infallibility of scripture. Anyone who was taught to read and obey the Bible without questioning the contents, contradictions, or conflicts that arise from a literal interp...
  • Rebecca
    Mar 24, 2018
    Thoughtful, engaging, lovely. ...
  • Cara
    Apr 25, 2018
    I loved the playful spirit of this book and the way it invited me in. ...
  • Ben Wideman
    Feb 16, 2018
    This is an incredible reflection on the purpose of the biblical narrative, written by weaving together humor, biblical study, various stylistic genres, and a lot of heart. I?m so grateful that RHE wrote this book, and that we get to read it. ...
  • Tina
    Apr 03, 2018
    It was comforting to hear someone say, "I get that you have questions and doubts and struggles." But it was also good to hear someone say, "Don't give up...here's a new way to love the Bible." Rachel Heald Evans never dissapoints. ...
  • Kristi Brokaw
    Feb 26, 2018
    3 1/2 Stars (if Goodreads allowed it!) First let me just say?this is a beautiful book. Whoever did the cover design gets a bunch of stars for making such a pretty book. I loved this book. There are very few things which I didn?t like and for which I did deduct stars. The things...
  • Kelly
    May 11, 2018
    This is a book review for the not-yet-released Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans. This book is available in stores June 12th, but you can pre-order it at rachelheldevans.com. I should start by saying - I filled out an applica...
  • Allison Sees
    Mar 02, 2018
    I first came to Rachel Held Evans through her book "Searching for Sunday." At the time I had just finished a rough semester of Divinity school and I was burnt out in so many ways. There are not many books that I would describe as "healing" but that book was one of them. It reminded me ...
  • Kaitlin Kline
    Jun 10, 2018
    "The apostles remembered what many modern Christians tend to forget--that what makes the Gospel offensive isn't who it keeps out but who it lets in." This book, like many that deal with Biblical interpretation, is probably going to piss some people off. But I think that's why it nee...
  • Matthew Codd
    Mar 15, 2018
    https://hercmatt86.wordpress.com/2018... ...
  • Tanner Cooper-Risser
    Feb 18, 2018
    What a captivating read! Having read all of Rachel Held Evans books I found this one her best one yet! Her exploration of the Bible was inspiring and refreshing. It reminded me of the different genres of the Bible both in content and writing style. Utilizing different writing styles to...
  • Haley
    Jun 18, 2018
    I love her. She approaches Scripture like a storyteller, and views Scripture as a collection of powerful stories that we've all been caught up with in some way - stories that can be used either to oppress or to liberate, stories that, even if divinely inspired, "have human fingerprints...
  • Jeffrey Nelson
    May 04, 2018
    I clearly remember the time--the first time, that is--when my faith began to fall apart. I was in my second semester of college as a Religion major and was enrolled in several Biblical Studies courses that spring, including one that dealt heavily with the concept of the "historical Jes...
  • Ansley Gerhard
    May 13, 2018
    (I received an advance copy from the publisher) Order this book. I?m serious. It is incredible. The best thing RHE has written yet. It?s smart, it?s brave and it?s eloquent. My favorite was the retelling of Hagar?s story from Hagar?s point of view. ...
  • Stacy
    Mar 11, 2018
    I often feel like Rachel Held Evans is telling my story but in better prose. Like Rachel, I grew up in a conservative evangelical church but eventually realized that sect doesn't match my view of the world or God. But having been taught that if you dont believe every word of the Bible ...
  • Marie Hougton
    Feb 19, 2018
    In the introduction, Rachel refers to this as, "a book about the Bible by a memoirist may seem like an odd undertaking," but "goody goody" I'm so glad she did. It was thoughtful and well researched. I had the idea of reading all the other works she referenced and then I saw how volumin...
  • Charlene Bader
    May 17, 2018
    Emerging from a season of disillusionment with contemporary American Christianity, this book helped me find my footing on the journey. Seamlessly incorporating a conversant array of academic and spiritual voices, Evans clears space for her readers to encounter ancient Scripture in new...
  • Chris Crosby
    May 05, 2018
    note: I received an Advance Copy of the book from the publisher. Short Version Review: if you have read Rachel's earlier books, you will love this. And you will be INSPIRED to reacquaint yourself with the Bible. More In-depth Review: This book is not an academic exercise in h...
  • Amy1N
    Mar 11, 2018
    Reading this book was like sitting down with an old friend to talk through the Bible. I came away with a fresh desire to read passages I?ve yet to read and go back and read well remembered verses with fresh eyes. This is exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. If you?r...