When disaster rocks your faith

by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

Today marks the first anniversary 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country of Haiti. To commemorate the event and to help get the word out about Kent Annan’s terrific book After Shock, I’ve shared some reflections with the Patheos Book Club about how disasters like these raise troubling questions about faith: 

"I wasn’t anywhere near the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004 when the Boxing Day Tsunami killed over 230,00 people in costal communities across India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and ten other countries. I wasn’t anywhere near the epicenter, but the events of that day rocked my faith forever…[continue reading at Patheos]" 

Note: All proceeds from sales of After Shock benefit Haiti Partners, so please consider pre-ordering as a way of offering a helping hand to the people of Haiti today. 

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