Release Day Surprise: Free Album with “Searching for Sunday”

by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

UPDATE: This promotion ended on April 18th, 2015 at 11:59pm EDT


UPDATE: This promotion ended on April 18th, 2015 at 11:59pm EDT

Today I’m thrilled to celebrate with you the release of my new book, Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church. Arranged around the imagery of seven sacraments, it’s a book about all that is frustrating and beautiful and complicated about church, and I dedicated it to you, the readers of this blog, and also to my sister, Amanda Opelt, who has a special surprise for us today.

Amanda is a singer/songwriter out of Boone, North Carolina, and she’s celebrating a big day today too: the release of a new album entitled Seven Songs, which was inspired by the seven sacraments featured in Searching for Sunday.

Take a listen to the first track "Snow (Baptism)":

photo by  Erin Deuel

photo by Erin Deuel

These songs are haunting, beautiful, and lyrically profound. Amanda and I have always been close in mind and spirit, but there were moments in listening to the first cuts of “Seven Songs” that I felt she had reached into my brain and put my best dreams into song. (The “Marriage” song will totally wreck you.) Written and recorded in the mountains of western North Carolina, the album is the effort of a community of musicians and artists seeking to creatively express the longing inherent in each of the sacraments: the hunger for new life, healing, and harvest. It’s the perfect companion to Searching for Sunday.

“Seven Songs” releases today on all major platforms including iTunes and Amazon with a suggested retail price of $6.93.


...But you can get it for free! (UPDATE: This promotion has now ended)

Anyone who purchases a copy of Searching for Sunday and submits their proof of purchase by April 18th at 11:59PM EDT will get a download code to get the entire album for free! If you've already submitted your proof or purchase, there's nothing else you need to do.

If you haven't bought Searching for Sunday yet, now would be a great time.

The promotion ends Saturday April 18th, 2015.  

IMPORTANT: Once you’ve submitted your proof of purchase, you can expect an email delivered to your inbox by Tuesday April 21st, 2015 with your download code which will be redeemable directly at the album distributor's Web site:

For Promotion Details visit the Launch Celebration page.

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