Biblical Womanhood: Rachel Held Evans

11 04 2011

I’m a writer, skeptic, and Christ-follower from Dayton, Tennessee—home of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925.

My first book, a spiritual memoir entitled Evolving in Monkey Town, released with Zondervan in July of 2010. My second book, an experimental memoir (tentatively) titled A Year of Biblical Womanhood will be released by Thomas Nelson in 2012. (You can learn more about the experiment here.)

I enjoy speaking, blogging, traveling, playing poker, and talking theology over coffee—so if you’re interested in joining me in any of these activities, please send an email via the contact page.

To learn more about my church, my husband (pictured), my pet peeves, and my breakdancing skills, check out “Ask Me Anything!

A Year of Biblical Womanhood

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Interview w/ Rachel

Check-out Rachel’s blog:

“It is with excitement, trepidation, and just a hint of panic that I announce the theme of my next book—A Year of Biblical Womanhood.

Starting this month, I will commit one year of my life to following all of the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible. From the Old Testament to the New Testament, from Genesis to Revelation, from the Levitical code to the letters of Paul, there’s no picking and choosing. (Well, except for polygamy…and a few other things that I’ll tell you about later.)

This means, among other things, rising before dawn each day (Proverbs 31:15), submitting to my husband (Colossians 3:18), growing out my hair (1 Corinthians 11:15), making my own clothes, (Proverbs 31:22), learning how to cook (Titus 2:3-5), covering my head when in prayer (1 Corinthians 11:5), calling Dan “master” (1 Peter 3:5-6), caring for the poor (Proverbs 31:25), nurturing a gentle and quiet spirit (1 Peter 3:4), and camping out in the backyard for the duration of my monthly period (Leviticus 15:19-33).

Think of it as John Piper meets Martha Stewart meets Julie & Julia meets A Year of Living Biblically. Just enough crazy to interest everyone.

Some practices I will observe just…”.

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