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A Book by Any Other Name

Faith Unravelled by Rachel Held Evans
I am a big fan of Rachel Held Evans. She is an excellent writer and a fantastic voice in the online faith world. I’ve read both her books, Evolving in Monkey Town and A Year of Biblical Womanhood. I quoted her in my Women of Valor, Women of Words post and and I’ve shared her blog posts many times at Fatherhood Etc. I participated in her Week of Mutuality synchroblog, and she quoted from my post (which was quite exciting).

Well she has a new book. It just came out yesterday and I can’t wait to read it.

“… it brings me great joy to announce today that Evolving in Monkey Town has officially been re-released by Zondervan with a new title and new cover.  Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions hits the shelves today.

Oh, okay. I’ve already read it. But I know it’s a really great book!

Reading Rachel’s announcement got me thinking about titles, and how attached we become to them. I’m sure the wonderful people at Zondervan decided Faith Unraveled was a better title and it would sell more books.

Awesome. This is a book that deserves to sell more copies. It should make Rachel rich, or comfortable, at least. It’s a great book.

But I like the old title better. It’s distinctive and quirky and I know enough about the history behind it to get the reference. And I’m not sure how I would feel in Rachel’s place.

I do know that I’m happy for her and I hope a lot more people read it this time. So if you haven’t read Evolving in Monkey Town, pick up a copy of Faith Unraveled.

There are both excellent books!

And at least they kept the “monkey” on the cover.

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One thought on “A Book by Any Other Name

  1. hey david, just found your blog … love it! I had the same reaction to the renaming of Rachel’s book 🙂 Great to meet you! looking forward to hearing more from you … k

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