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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (999 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rachel Held Evans Narrator: Rachel Held Evans Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Eighty years after the Scopes Monkey Trial made a spectacle of Christian fundamentalism and brought national attention to her hometown, Rachel Held Evans faced a trial of her own when she began to have doubts about her faith. Growing up in a culture obsessed with apologetics, Evans asks questions she never thought she would ask. She learns that in order for her faith to survive in a postmodern context, it must adapt to change and evolve.

Using as an illustration her own spiritual journey from certainty, through doubt, to faith, Evans adds a unique perspective to the ongoing dialogue about postmodernism and the church that has so captivated the Christian community in recent years. In a changing cultural environment where new ideas threaten the safety and security of the faith, Evolving in Monkey Town is a fearlessly honest story of survival.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Keith Bell | 2/11/2014

    " Rachel Evans gives a great account of growing up an Evangelical Christian, knowing all the right answers but never having learned what the questions really were. She gives voice to doubts and questions many brought up in the Church may have never thought to ask or have asked and felt wrong for doing so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah Joy Freese | 2/7/2014

    " I heart intellectual Christian books that avoid cliches (like the plague). Seriously, Rachel is an amazing writer, and she is wicked smart. She proves this, of course, by including endnotes, and any book with endnotes is smart. Plus, Rachel's tone makes the book an enjoyable read. Would definitely read more from her! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mindy | 2/1/2014

    " Reading Rachel's story about her faith evolution sounded so comfortingly familiar. It's the kind of book that makes me wish we were friends in real life, that we could commiserate on our doubts and questions together. It is slowly but surely reinvigorating my own faith. Evolving in Monkey Town is a great read for anyone who has doubted God, questioned their beliefs and what was once held so deeply as truth, or just simply needs a reminder that it's okay not to know, not to have all the answers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by James | 1/30/2014

    " Evans' memoirs of her early years growing up in Christianity strike a chord with those who are seeking and questioning their faith. Her stories of struggling with various preconceived fundamentals of faith are inspiring yet common. Ultimately her message is that faith is constantly changing and that doubts are a natural product of faith, which serve to mould and change our faith so that it may be stronger. "

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