I don't know if it helped me in that at all. I think it was meant to show me the beauty of the church, and there were definite glimpses. But Rachel described to me the indescribable: the mysterious beauty of Jesus Christ and the person he could be to me. She made me want to love Jesus again.
Searching for Sunday is formatted into seven parts--seven sacraments:
- Baptism: the church tells us we are beloved
- Confession: the church tells us we are broken
- Holy Orders: the church tells us we are commissioned
- Communion: the church feeds us
- Confirmation: the church welcomes us
- Anointing the Sick: the church anoints us
- Marriage: the church unites us
(Evans, Rachel Held. Searching for Sunday. Nelson Books: Nashville. 2015. p.xvii)
I expect I'll be coming back to this book over and over again in the years or--Lord willing--decades to come. When I find myself floundering, lost, and falling away, Rachel may have found the words to prop me back up on my feet again.
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