Searching for Sunday

Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church

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Publisher Description

Are you struggling to connect with your church community? Do you find yourself questioning the core beliefs that you once held dear? Searching for Sunday, from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans is a heartfelt ode to the past and a hopeful gaze into the future of what it means to be a part of the modern church.

Like millions of her millennial peers, Rachel Held Evans didn't want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals--to her, it was beginning to feel like church culture was too far removed from Jesus. Yet, despite her cynicism and misgivings, something kept drawing Evans back to church.

Evans found herself wanting to better understand the church and find her place within it, so she set out on a new adventure. Within the pages of Searching for Sunday, Evans catalogs her journey as she loves, leaves, and finds the church once again.  

Evans tells the story of her faith through the lens of seven sacraments of the Catholic church--baptism, confession, holy orders, communion, confirmation, the anointing of the sick, and marriage--to teach us the essential truths about what she's learned along the way, including:
Faith isn't just meant to be believed, it's meant to be lived and shared in communityChristianity isn't a kingdom for the worthy--it's a kingdom for the hungry, the broken, and the imperfectThe countless and beautiful ways that God shows up in the ordinary parts of our daily lives
Searching for Sunday will help you unpack the messiness of community, teaching us that by overcoming our cynicism, we can all find hope, grace, love, and, somewhere in between, church.

Religion & Spirituality
April 14
Thomas Nelson

Customer Reviews

Gracejunkie ,

You are not alone if you believe and doubt!

This book was recommended by another author Jamie Wright through her blog. Having grown up in a religious environment similar to Rachel’s, I can relate to a lot of what she’s saying. The part that stuck home was the statement, and I’m paraphrasing, that she never would have guessed her “on fire” Christian faith would die out. The journey she has taken, and continues to, is well written though a bit disjointed at times.
Overlooking that, though, I found this book to be very personal and riddled with humor. My takeaway was, again, that believers like Rachel are not alone. I found some of it hitting deep in my own struggles that I continue to have.
Slow in spots, moving in others, I highly recommend this book. So many pastors and believers might find it a bit offensive in spots, but that may be that they, like me, are still on a journey, no doubt about it.

dwantz ,

Searching for Sunday

After many insightful and honest discussions about organized religion, my hairdresser put down the foil and showed me this book. I found Rachel Evans’ writing style and content to be funny and spot on. I’m telling everyone about this author. God DOES work in mysterious ways!

LeahVanity ,

Thank you

As a Christian my entire life and now in my early/mid 30’s I related to this book more than I can ever express. I’ve been angry with church for years for them trying to be ‘cool’ and ‘different’ when all we need as the body of Christ is the Word! We all won’t agree on everything all the time but this book was so beautiful and I applaud Rachel for being bold in her faith. Keep it up girl!

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