Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving and Finding the Church

Thomas Nelson. 2015. 288p. notes. ISBN 9780718022129. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718022136. REL
Evans's (Faith Unraveled; A Year of Biblical Womanhood) latest volume stems from a continuing search for a suitable worship context. Contemporary literature in spirituality can often contain a lot of works that seek or try to create a jazzy and accessible approach to Jesus or church life; Evans's take is different: "Millennials aren't looking for a hipper Christianity. We're looking for a truer Christianity." The book is structured around the traditional seven sacraments, which Evans suggests deliver particular messages—that the church can welcome, unite, and feed those who attend. The author's approach is stylish and verges on the literary, and her graceful strategy is refreshingly distinct; she ends as she begins, with a sense of the goodness and nearness of God.
VERDICT Elegantly structured and thoughtfully written, Evans's approach to church through the metaphors of the sacraments should please many reading groups and individual seekers.
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