CFC Book Discussion: Rachel Held Evans’ *Inspired*

The Camas Friends Book Discussion Group will begin a new book on Wednesday, January 15th at 7pm. Please join us this Winter as we read and discuss Rachel Held Evans’ Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again.

About the book: “If the Bible isn’t a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered changed her and it will change you too. Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible’s most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture’s mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God’s loving and redemptive work in the world.” (From the back cover)

The CFC Book Group meets Wednesdays in Matt’s office at 7pm. If you’d like to join for this round but would need CFC-provided childcare to provide, please contact Matt.

Tentative Reading Schedule:

Date Reading Pages
1/15 Introduction

The Temple

Chapter 1: Origin Stories

xxi-xxiv, 1-28
1/22 The Well

Chapter 2: Deliverance Stories

29-57
1/29 The Walls

Chapter 3: War Stories

59-79
2/5 The Debate

Chapter 4: Wisdom Stories

81-111
2/12 The Beast

Chapter 5: Resistance Stories

113-140
2/19 The Water

Chapter 6: Gospel Stories

141-164
2/26 The Sea

Chapter 7: Fish Stories

165-189
3/4 The Letter

Chapter 8: Church Stories

Epilogue

191-221