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Searching for Sunday

From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans comes a book that is both a heartfelt ode to the past and hopeful gaze into the future of what it means to be a part of the 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–church culture seemed so far removed from Jesus. Yet, despite her cynicism and misgivings, something kept drawing her back to Church. And so she set out on a journey to understand Church and to find her place in it.

Centered around seven sacraments, Evans’ quest takes readers through a liturgical year with stories about baptism, communion, confirmation, confession, marriage, vocation, and death that are funny, heartbreaking, and sharply honest.

A memoir about making do and taking risks, about the messiness of community and the power of grace, Searching for Sunday is about overcoming cynicism to find hope and, somewhere in between, Church.

“Honest and moving, this memoir is both theologically astute and beautifully written.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“In Searching for Sunday, Rachel’s honest and hopeful wrestling tore through my cynicism about the perils of organized religion and touched my heart, reminding me why this broken but beautiful Bride is worth the fight.” -Michael Gungor

“Evans has written a zinger of a book. Grounded in the deep things of faith, she writes in a vivid style and transposes the claims of faith into compelling concrete narrative. Her book is a forceful invitation to reconsider that faith has been misunderstood as a package of certitudes rather than a relationship of fidelity.” -Walter Brueggemann

“As I tore through the pages in this book, I realized I’d been waiting my whole life for Searching for Sunday.” -Glennon Doyle Melton

About the Author
Rachel Held Evans is a New York Times bestselling author who has been featured by many national media outlets including NPR, Slate, BBC, The Washington Post, NBC’s Today show, People, and The Atlantic. Her official website is

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