My dear friend, Rachel Held Evans, has her first book coming out next year. She was kind enough to interview me for the book and i made the final cut! i am honored and wish to share the details of her work with you. From her blog:
"Over 80 years after the Scopes Monkey Trial made a mockery of Christian fundamentalism and a spectacle of her hometown of Dayton, Tennessee, award-winning writer Rachel Held Evans explains how evangelicalism survived by successfully adapting to a modern environment.
As a result, the conservative Christian community so embraced modern rationalism that Evans grew up in a culture obsessed with apologetics and the Apostle’s call to “always be ready with an answer” in defense of the faith.
But when rehearsed answers to tough questions about religious pluralism, human suffering, biblical interpretation, science, heaven, and hell fail to quiet her own doubts, Evans finds herself in the midst of a faith crisis that forces her to reconsider all she thought she knew about God.
Evans concludes that if her faith and the faith of her generation is to survive in a postmodern world, it must once again adapt to its environment and evolve.
In a changing culture where new ideas threaten the safety and security of the faith, Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions is a fearlessly honest story of survival."
Release Date: June, 2010
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