Saturday, August 28, 2010

Evolving in Monkey Town, a really, really late review

I should have done this two months ago. If not before that. But, hey better late than ... well that's what the late people always say.  (NOT late as in dead.  Just wanted to be clear.  Those late people can't talk.)
I recieved a copy of this book in return for a review. I didn't want to renig, so here we are.
I was very intrigued by the title and summary of this book. I had seen references to Rachel Held evans several times on twitter and blogs before this came up for a blog tour so I jumped on it.
Unfortunately, I didn't take into account that I would be either 1) working or 2) exhausted, which is why this post is sorely overdue.
I read this book within days. It grabbed me and didn't let me go.
Here's the summary from Amazon.
"In Evolving in Monkey Town, Rachel Held Evans recounts her experiences growing up in Dayton, Tennessee, a town that epitomized Christian fundamentalism during the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. With fearless honesty, Evans describes how her faith survived her doubts and challenges readers to re-imagine Christianity in a postmodern context, where knowing all the answers isn't as important as asking the questions."
I really related to the struggles the author went through, goes through. 
I too have questioned many things about faith over the years, and here lately, I find that I have more questions than answers but I have to hide my uncertainties.  People don't like it. 
But I'm learning to work through it.  Me and God.
I realize that this hasn't been much of a review.  I will just say that this book came in a time when I needed it. 
And I highly reccommend picking up a copy.
You can check out Rachel Held Evans' blog here.
And you can get the book here and here.
I haven't told you much, but I hope that you'll pick up a copy and see for yourself.

Start asking questions.  It's ok.  Really!