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It's quickly becoming the book you can't ignore. Popular Christian blogger Rachel Held Evans recently released The Year of Biblical Womanhood and it is already generating Love Wins-level controversy. The book records Evans' attempt to "take all of the Bible's instructions for women as literally as possible for a year." Bible scholar Ben Witherington gave a generally favorable review, while Kathy Keller (wife of Redeemer Presbyterian Pastor, Tim Keller) took Evans to task, claiming she has "further muddied the waters of biblical interpretation." For a review of the reviews read what Matt Mikalatos had to say on Out of Ur. The controversy continues. LifeWay Christian bookstores are not carrying the book, and Evans has claimed it's because she refused to remove the word "Vagina" from the book. Christianity Today investigated whether that was the reason LifeWay chose not to carry the book.

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Posted: November 5, 2012; All posts for week of November 05, 2012

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