Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions

Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions

Eighty years after the Scopes Monkey Trial made a spectacle of Christian fundamentalism and brought national attention to her hometown, Rachel Held Evans faced a trial of her own when she began to have doubts about her faith.

In Faith Unraveled, Rachel recounts growing up in a culture obsessed with apologetics, struggling as her own faith unraveled one unexpected question at a time.

In order for her faith to survive, Rachel realizes, it must adapt to change and evolve. Using as an illustration her own spiritual journey from certainty to doubt to faith, Evans challenges you to disentangle your faith from false fundamentals and to trust in a God who is big enough to handle your tough questions.

In a changing cultural environment where new ideas seem to threaten the safety and security of the faith, Faith Unraveled is a fearlessly honest story of survival.

This book is also available, with this same ISBN entitled "Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions"...with a published date of 2010 by Zondervan...it has the reddish cover, not this cover.

Title:Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780310293996
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    Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions Reviews

  • Megan

    Perhaps I am just reading this book at the exact right time in my life, but I think this is one of the best spiritual memoirs I have ever read. Rachel Held Evans is funny, brilliant, and brutally hone...

  • Annalie Riordan

    This book is 200 pages of “Let’s all read what Rachel Held Evans feels about things." For a self-proclaimed critical thinker she displayed little of it here. Yes, her words sound pretty, but as so...

  • Crystal Starr Light

    Bullet Review:I am really glad the name changed from "Evolving in Monkey Town" to "Faith Unraveled" because the correlation between the actual subject matter of the book and the Scopes Trial is tenuou...

  • Amy

    I went into this book with an open mind. "How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions" might stand in as the tag line for my own faith journey. I too attended Bryan College, drank...

  • Jennifer

    When I read this book for the first time in 2012, I was still fairly early in my own deconstruction process. So Rachel's book challenged me and encouraged me in so many ways. I identified with so much...

  • Deb

    I read this book because I love Rachel Held Evans' blog. I think she might be one of my kindred spirits, theologically speaking. She was raised in a family and church steeped in conservative fundament...

  • Rod Horncastle

    I’m not sure where to start with this Bimbo? She has no foundation for any of her liberal Christianity- so she spends the whole book attacking and mocking and criticizing everything she failed to un...

  • LaKay

    I read this book because of a post on Amanda Lawrence's Facebook page. I am so glad that I did. I highly recommend it for anyone who grew up in the ultra-Baptist world and has found themselves "progre...

  • Rachel

    I wish there was an option for half-stars. I liked this book much more than three-out-of-five stars would suggest. While I'm not convinced that I subscribe to everything Rachel (her, not me) believes ...

  • Ivonne Rovira

    Rachel Held Evans and her two sisters grew up in a fundamentalist family in Dayton, Tennessee, a place best known for the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial that H.L. Mencken so deliciously sent up. Equal parts...