Wednesday, July 4, 2018
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.
My thoughts: I appreciate that this book brings the Bible to life in a different way that helps the reader see how relevant it is in todays world, but I didn't care for the style of writing very much. It did help me to appreciate all the more that the Bible was written not only for the time it came forth, but also for all ages. This is an interesting book, it just wasn't my cup of tea.
I received this book from Book look bloggers in exchange for my honest review.
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