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.