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Wrap It Up! Books on faith still gladden hearts at Christmas

By Sam Hodges, Managing Editor and Mary Jacobs, Staff Writer… Getting pleasantly lost in a bookstore isn’t easy to do anymore. Bookstores have continued to close as readers and publishers embrace online book sales, digital books and e-readers. The recent announcement by the United Methodist Publishing House that all Cokesbury stores will be shuttered by […]

Lessons for Methodists in Biblical Womanhood book

By Morgan Guyton, Special Contributor… A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband ‘Master’ Rachel Held Evans Thomas Nelson, 2012 Paperback, 352 pages As an evangelical Christian growing up in the Deep South, Rachel Held Evans was surrounded by the concept […]

Q&A: Encouraging fearless talk about the Bible

Spending an intense year studying what the Bible had to say about women led the author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood (Thomas Nelson) to confront her worst fears about Scripture—and to draw closer to God. Rachel Held Evans didn’t write the book just to have more conversations about gender roles and women in the […]

Q&A: Rachel Held Evans’ blog plumbs faith, finds readers

Rachel Held Evans is a blogging phenomenon, having built a huge audience, particularly among young people, for her candid, searching and often witty posts about Christian faith. (See http://rachelheldevans.com.) Her first book, Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions (Zondervan, 2010), describes her emergence from […]