A tragic news story has just been reported this weekend that has fans in tears around the world. Rachel Held Evans, best known for her incredible works as a Christian author, has passed away at the age of 37.
"Evans suffered brain seizures during treatment for an infection in April and was placed in a medically induced coma, her husband, Dan, wrote in a statement on her website. Doctors tried to reduce the swelling in her brain but could not save her," reported Fox News.
She is best known for her books “Searching for Sunday” and “Faith Unraveled,” among others. She died at a hospital in Tennessee.
Evans was a controversial figure in the Christian community. She had openly advocated for changes to the traditional beliefs of some believers.
"Evans had said in a blog post that she left the evangelical church in 2014 to focus on building a new church community that would accept women as ministers, gay Christians and 'those who refuse to choose between their intellectual integrity and their faith,'" according to Fox News.
Recently, Evans served on former President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She spoke at churches, conferences and universities around the country and her books were best-sellers.
She leaves behind her husband and two small children. Please join us in praying for them as they come to terms with the loss of their mother and wife.