Sunday, May 31

Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans

According the Pew Research Center, the percentage of professing Christians in the United States is shrinking. While that particular study was release after Rachel Held Evans released Searching for Sunday, it still illustrates a part of the point she makes in her new book more people, especially young people, are leaving the Church (and which she outlines in her prologue). In the following chapters she tells her own story about what led her to leave the Church and then what led her joining the Church again.

I’ve previously read Evans’ A Year of Biblical Womanhood and am an occasional reader of her blog. While I do not find myself agreeing with everything she writes I do often find myself sharing the same sentiment’s she does. She is a strong writer and describes her feelings towards the Church in a way that easily allows you to understand where she’s coming from.