Faith Leaders React to Rachel Held Evans’ Death Over the Weekend

On Saturday, author and speaker Rachel Held Evans was taken off life support in Nashville and died at 37. Her husband, Daniel Evans, said the cause of death was brain swelling. The author was experiencing seizures and was placed in a medically induced coma.

In the wake of her death, faith leaders and those inspired by Evans have taken to social media to share the extent of her impact. Apart from the mournful reactions, the hashtag #becauseofRHE served as a house for anyone who wanted to share the way the author helped them reconnect with their faith, their church or the gospel. It was a powerful testimony to Evans’ impact.

In a statement, Daniel Evans wrote: “I keep hoping it’s a nightmare from which I’ll awake. Rachel’s presence in this world was a gift to us all and her work will long survive her.”

Below you’ll find more reactions from the faith community to the news:

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