As the 9th feature of our Mormon Stories Book Club series, we feature Rachel Held Evans and her book A Year of Biblical Womanhood. Rachel Held Evans, from Dayton, Tennessee, is an American Christian columnist, blogger, and author of two books, A Year of Biblical Womanhood and Evolving in Monkey Town. You can read about all of Rachel’s fabulous and impressive pursuits on her blog . I was nervous to reach out to Rachel and invite her to be on Mormon Stories podcast. Rachel’s book is, after all, a New York Times best seller, and Rachel is, well, not a Mormon. Rachel put us all at ease right away, however, and was warm and friendly. For me, talking with her confirmed that we—evangelical Christian women and Mormon women—have much in common. I look forward to having more dialogues like these with our sisters from other faiths.
The first segment features Rachel, accompanied by podcast host Heather Olson Beal and readers Erin Hill and Stephanie Lauritzen. The second segment features just Heather, Erin, and Stephanie talking about Mormon connections, links, and reactions to Rachel’s book. Please support Mormon Stories by purchasing A Year of Biblical Womanhood through this link. A small amount of the proceeds go to help support Mormon Stories.