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Oh, No! Christian Author And Mother Of Two Rachel Held Evans Passed Away At 37

Date May 9, 2019 11:16

Popular religious writer Rachel Held Evans, known for writing on challenging traditional beliefs, is dead. The mother of two died on Saturday at the age of 37 after suffering complications from the flu.

Best-selling author

Rachel was a New York Times best-selling author, whose books include Faith Unraveled, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, Searching for Sunday, and Inspired

The 37-year-old from Dayton, Tennessee, wrote about faith, doubt, and life in the Bible Belt.

She was known for challenging the Evangelical establishment and exploring themes of faith, doubt, and life in the Bible Belt.

The best-selling author served on former President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She kept busy speaking at churches, conferences, and universities around the country.

Gone too soon

Rachel passed away in a Tennessee hospital of after an immeasurable brain swelling following treatment for infection, according to Fox News.

The progressive Christian author and mother of two children was surrounded by her husband and friends when she passed.

In a statement on her website, her husband Dan said that in April, the author suffered brain seizures during treatment for infection. She was later placed in a medically induced coma.

He also said the doctors could not save his wife after they tried to reduce the swelling in her brain. He wrote:

This entire experience is surreal. I keep hoping it’s a nightmare from which I’ll awake. I feel like I’m telling someone else’s story.

Tributes to Rachel

It will be difficult for the author's husband and children to live through Rachel's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time