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 change you too.

Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible’s most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture’s mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God’s loving and redemptive work in the world. 

Title:Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780718022310
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  • Kat Coffin

    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/Vale...

  • Stacy

    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 ...

  • Pastor Matt

    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...

  • Nova

    ****Note: I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This in no way impacts the rating****2nd note: I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the author's passing. Please be in prayer for h...

  • Clif Hostetler

    Rachel Held Evans provides an engaging presentation of a progressive perspective on the Christian religion in general and the role of the Bible in particular. She frequently recounts personal experien...

  • Kaitlin Kline

    "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 interp...

  • Kristi Brokaw

    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 ve...

  • Amy1N

    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 wi...

  • J.R. Forasteros

    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 pi...

  • Cydney Daniel

    2.5 stars, rounded to 3. Buckle up, friends. Quickly at the beginning here: I have so many thoughts. This is interesting read if you want to stay on top of current popular beliefs and teachings. Evans...