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Love Warrior: A Book Review

I’ve loved Glennon Doyle Melton from her blog and facebook updates through her first book, and had been eagerly awaiting this most recent book for months. I finished it in two days (and y’all, it’s been a busy week, so that is really quite a feat). I was expecting this book to be a story […]

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To Live is Christ (A Theology of Guardians of the Galaxy)

I’ve been listening to Amy Poehler’s new book, Yes Please, on my commute. Amy (we’re on a first name basis) reads her own audio book with all sorts of hilarious special guests and it has made my time in the car infinitely more enjoyable this week. At one point, she talks about how when we’re down, […]

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Faith Unraveled

One book that I always recommend to people struggling with doubt or feeling discouraged in their misfit faith is Rachel Held Evans’ Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions. Her journey from faith to doubt and back to Jesus is encouraging, honest, and beautiful. She reminded me that […]

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Interrupted

About a month ago, I promised I would read an advance copy of this book and blog about it. At that point, I was blogging 2-3 times a week and had been all year. I was reading books and thinking about them all the time and it seemed like a simple commitment. And then I […]

I've been "packing" for more than a week now and this is how far I've gotten (hint: it's just the books).

Rachel Recommends…

This week’s recommendations are brought to you by vacations and childhood friends and “packing”. Here are some of the wonderful things I found around the world this week. Around the Web: – What is the Bible? Part 60: You’re Gonna Hear Me Rohr. Rob Bell is finally back with a continuation of his “What is the Bible?” […]

I think we were in this exact position for 6 hours.

Rachel Recommends…

This week’s recommendations are brought to you by my very favorite beach reading buddy: Happy Father’s Day, Dad! Thanks for always supporting me and cuddling me and making me laugh. Can’t wait to see you in one month! And for the cutest father’s day ad, Dove wins: Here are some of the wonderful things I […]

We'll see how it does on the flight home.

Rachel Recommends…

This week’s recommendations are brought to you by a full day of recuerdo shopping with some great finds! Here are some of the wonderful things I found around the web this week. On the Web: – Showing up and telling the truth. “Years ago a friend told me a little something her therapist shared that I always remember. […]

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June Featured Sellers

Each month here at The Inspired Story, I feature some Etsy shops and sellers that I think you all would benefit from knowing about, because the internet is a big place and we all miss out on some of the amazing things going on out there. This month we have a few familiar faces and […]

And yes, I'm working on the floor.

Rachel Recommends…

This week’s recommendations are brought to you by hot coffee after productive Friday nights: The last month of school is going to be more than a little crazy, but I also have several writing assignments I need to complete in the next few weeks and I am trying to work out details for life post-June. […]

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Rachel Recommends…

This week’s recommendations are brought to you by RAIN! It has rained almost every day in the past week at least a little bit and I am oh so thankful. Look at those high temperatures- not totally unbearable! Jehovah Jireh, thank you. On the Web: – Workshopping the Bends. One of my favorite internet friends […]