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Jennifer Neyhart is an aspiring Scholar and Educator of C.S Lewis, Bible, and Theology. Her interests include reading (Fantasy/Sci-Fi along with books related to Theology, Philosophy, The Bible, Spirituality, etc...), writing, learning and teaching. You'll find her blogging about these interests accordingly at http://neyhart.blogspot.com

Currently reading

The Silmarillion
J.R.R. Tolkien, Ted Nasmith, Christopher Tolkien
Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate
Justin Lee
The God Box
Alex Sanchez
Gods at War: Defeating the Idols That Battle for Your Heart
Kyle Idleman
The Ersatz Elevator
Lemony Snicket
The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
Come Alive
Elora Nicole Ramirez
The Prophetic Imagination
Walter Brueggemann
Jesus + Nothing = Everything
Tullian Tchividjian
Speaker for the Dead
Orson Scott Card
A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband "Master" - Rachel Held Evans There has been a lot of controversy from the "conservative evangelicals" about this book, but I loved it! It made me laugh and it also made me think.

I love the conversational style of the book and the ways Evans is able to laugh at herself and tackle deep hermeneutical questions about how we interpret the Bible, specifically as it applies to women's roles in the church, in the home, and in life in general.

As others have noted, there may not be new arguments here, but Rachel made the work of scholars much more accessible and personal. (And again, renewed my desire to dig deeper.)

Reading this book reawakened my love of the Bible in ways I could not have anticipated.

I love God more now that I know that he isn't restricting me because I'm a woman. He wasn't the one doing that.