A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

 

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Format read: Paperback

Genre: Memoir

Rating: 6 out of 10

Plot: Rachel decides that she is going to live a year as closely to the principles and laws of the Bible as she can. She focuses on a different trait in Proverbs 31 as possible.

Opinion: I was intrigued by this book but then I found myself annoyed in parts. First, I didn’t realize that instead of living a consistent lifestyle throughout the year, she focuses on one area in each month and then goes to the extreme in that area. To me, this approach seemed rather disingenuous. Second, despite saying this was all biblical, she chose to do things in the name of the experiment that even she said was not found in the Bible such as camping out in her yard when she was on her period because she read it in the book, The Red Tent. Overall, while the book was interesting, it was rather gimmicky and as the author pointed out repeatedly, this was all done for the sole purpose of writing a book rather than out of a true spiritual quest.

Next book: Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marilliar

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