My Book is Getting Published!


by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

This week I signed a contract with Zondervan for the publication of my first book.  It’s a spiritual memoir of sorts that will touch on a lot of the subjects we discuss together here. There is no release date yet, as I’ve still got quite a bit of writing to do, but you can expect to see it on shelves within twelve to eighteen months. 

I can’t tell you how thankful I am for this opportunity. Publishing a book is something I’ve wanted to do since childhood, and I’ve been working really hard toward this goal for several years now.  

I should mention that I could never have reached this point without the support, encouragement, (and persistent prodding) of my husband Dan.  I’m also indebted to my agent, Rachelle Gardner, and to my friend Christian George.

The blog will continue to be an important platform for presenting some of my ideas and generating feedback. I expect to post more regularly, and will continue to add new features as well as updates on the progress of the book. More than ever, I welcome the diversity of perspectives that make this forum so unique, and encourage you to keep commenting and corresponding.

I’ve gotten so many e-mails over the past few months from readers who have struggled with doubts about their faith or who have embarked on spiritual journeys that have brought them to places they never expected to be. Many feel that they’ve found a little home here on the blog, and I hope that it remains a refreshing respite for fellow travelers.

If you haven’t already, please feel free to sign up for my newsletter, which will keep you posted on book news and public appearances.

Please continue to stay in touch! You cannot know how important your contributions have become to shaping the form and content of this book. Somewhere along the way, your stories have become an indelible part of mine.

Thanks for reading!

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