Rachel Held Evans

Rachel Held Evans is a New York Times best-selling author and avid blogger. Her debut book, Evolving in Monkey Town, recounts the challenges of questioning Christianity while growing up in the Bible Belt. Her most recent book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, describes her experiences during a year in which she attempted to follow the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible. Evans is perhaps best known for her blog, where she responds to current events from a Christian perspective and discusses social justice matters. She has been featured on NPR and the BBC, in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, The View, and Oprah.com, among others, and she was recently named one of fifty women to watch by Christianity Today. Evans lives in Dayton, Tennessee, with her husband, Dan. 


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