Monday, December 28, 2015

Monkey Town


From Goodreads:
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."

This book is also available, with this same ISBN entitled "Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions"...with a published date of 2010 by Zondervan...it has the reddish cover, not this cover.

From Me:
3.5 stars!
A very interesting book about  soul searching, questioning, challenging and processing a growing and changing Christianity, within the author's self.
(if that makes any sense)

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I thought this was going to be about Montgomery, AL - people in Alabama call it Monkey Town. The book sounds interesting.

Literary Feline said...

Yes, you make perfect sense. :-) I do not read a lot of faith-based books, although I like them on occasion. Especially when an author does what you describe this one does--"soul searching, questions, challenging and processing . . . " It's that process that I find the most interesting.