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  1. Alright, if Hipster Christianity can have it's own thread here, then this book certainly can. Rachel Held Evans is a young and energetic writer whose voice is beginning to be much more noticeable. Her first book, Evolving in Monkey Town (2010), was both provocative and gracious, challenging and moderating. She has a way of writing that combines the amusing with the persuasive, and she's persuasive, I think, particularly because her tone is never bitter, condescending or antagonizing. Her second book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood (2012) is being banned from Christian bookstores. Depending on what you think about a few things, her book is timely in the sense that there is a probably a reasonable argument to be made now that the American church is one of the last bastions in our society of patriarchy. I personally find Evans interesting also as one of a rising generation of new writers (among Sloane Crosley, Brett McCracken, Samantha Harvey, David Griffith, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Lauren F. Winner, Amy Frykholm, and perhaps Kevin Powers, among others). Fred Clark in Slacktivist: Ben Witherington in The Bible and Culture: Here's a charming interview with Evans, where she talks about both of her books:
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