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REVIEW | Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again

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Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Overall I enjoyed this book. As a person in full-time ministry and a Bible nerd, it's rare for a book written on a popular level to keep my attention and interest. Many popular level books are great for the lay person, the average church goer, or the new Christian. With Rachel Held Evans' latest, she hits all the right notes for me.

Her style is imaginative and informative. She takes liberties while also trying to stay true to the text. I found her creative retellings of the stories compelling. Evans will definitely go against the grain of traditional, fundamental, and literalist readings of Scripture - but in my opinion, that's a good thing. We often try to make the Bible do and say things it was never meant to do or say.

I've been following RHE on Twitter for a while now, and while she was in the process of writing this book she talked about the importan…