Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church

Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church Review

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.

Title:Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church
Edition Language:English

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  • Lizzy

    I was raised in the Christian tradition of Evangelicalism and have become, and seen friends become, increasingly unsettled and discouraged by trends we see in the American Church. We have watched chur...

  • Jessica Brazeal

    This was the perfect book for me in the present moment. If I said nothing else about Rachel Held Evans' new book 'Searching for Sunday,' I would say this: this book made me feel like I am not alone. I...

  • Robert Durough, Jr.

    Rachel Held Evans is a blogger with a substantial following, from what I hear, though I’ve not read any of her posts. In fact, Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church is the fi...

  • Ioana

    I will not write a long review, I will simply say that Rachel Evans is very good with words, a fantastic writer, but her arguments are not biblical, no matter how you want to look at them. I think thi...

  • Bob

    Searching for Sunday, Rachel Held Evans. Nashville: Nelson Books, 2015.Summary: As the subtitle suggests, this is a narrative of the author's struggle between loving and leaving the Church, only to fi...

  • Andi M.

    6/5/18 - The re-read was just as good, if not better, than the first one. Life changing. I'll write a whole review. OH yeah, right here: http://estellasrevenge.blogspot.com/2......

  • TinaB

    Drivel.One woman's progressive look at how to be a liberal democrat and an acceptable modern day Christian....at the same time..... My take on this book, the two personalities don't mix well, nor shou...

  • Valerie

    Jacob wrestled with God; I seem to be wrestling with the bride of Christ. My copy arrived yesterday, on a Sunday that had left me with more angst than usual about the church. I devoured the words in l...

  • Banner

    I do love the church. And I admit that I don't always appreciate hearing harsh criticism toward the church. (Even though I freely admit sometimes the church deserve this). But what we find here is not...

  • Scott

    A Journey Towards the Trinity? Searching for SundayI am not a millennial. I live with two of them in my home – well, one is part time now that she has gone to college. However, I have always had a d...