A book about the Bible by a memoirist may seem like an odd undertaking, but anyone who has loved the Bible as much as I, and who has lost it and found it again, knows how a relationship with the Bible can be as real and as complicated as a relationship with a family member or close friend. For better or worse, my story is inextricably tethered to the stories of Scripture, right down to my first name. Rather than attempting to rend the threads of my life from those of the sacred text, I hope to better understand their interconnectedness, and perhaps, to step back far enough to see a tapestry emerge. - Rachel Held Evans, Inspired
I clearly remember the time--the first time, that is--when my faith began to fall apart. I was in my second semester of college as a Religion major and was enrolled in several Biblical Studies courses that spring, including one that dealt heavily with the concept of the "historical Jesus," a scholarly attempt to get behind the faith claims of the Gosp…
So, here's a fun story. You may recall my announcement a while back that I'm working on a book analyzing the spirituality of Dave Matthews Band's music.
Well, after not receiving much interest, I had pretty well given up on the prospect of it ever being published and I started working on a manuscript for a different book instead. After some preliminary responses, I buckled down and wrote a draft of the entire thing.
While I was just about finished with that draft, I got an unexpected email from Wipf and Stock saying they wanted to take on the Dave Matthews book. I went ahead and finished the manuscript for the other book while also beginning to talk contract stuff for the DMB book.
Fast forward to last week, when I signed an agreement with Apocryhile Press to publish my third book while still working on the second.
The tentative title is Prayer In Motion: Spiritual Practices for the Fidgety and Frantic, and will explore ways for busy people to pray in the midst of other…