Rachel Held Evans Has Died at 37 – New York Times best-selling author Rachel Held Evans has died on Saturday morning at a hospital in Nashville. She was at 37.
Rachel Held Evans Has Died at 37 | Cause of Rachel Held Evans Death:
Rachel Held Evans’ husband, Daniel Evans, said in a statement on her website that the cause was extensive brain swelling. Ms. Evans suffered from brain seizures and had been placed at coma.
Dan Evans said. “The team at the hospital discovered extensive swelling of her brain and took emergency action to stabilize her. The team worked until Friday afternoon to the best of their ability to save her. This swelling event caused severe damage and ultimately was not survivable.”
“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,” Mr. Evans said in a statement, “I cannot express how much the support means to me and our kids. To everyone who has prayed, called, texted, driven, flown, given of themselves physically and financially to help ease this burden: Thank you. We are privileged. Rachel’s presence in this world was a gift to us all and her work will long survive her.”
According to her website, Rachel Held Evans’ 2012 book “A Year of Biblical Womanhood” reached No. 18 on The Best Sellers list upon its initial release.
Evans wrote in November 2012, “This is a dream come true for any writer, of course, but even more meaningful than making the elusive ‘list’ has been hearing the stories of readers impacted by the book,”
Rachel Held Evans, a speaker and a writer, is famous for her numerous best-selling books, including “Faith Unraveled,” “A Year of Biblical Womanhood,” “Searching for Sunday” and “Inspired”.
Author Jen Hatkmaker tweeted, “Eshet chayil, beloved Woman of Valor. You ran a beautiful, faithful race. We are crushed. Well done, good and faithful servant,”
Moore said on Twitter, “I am shocked and broken-hearted to hear of the death of @rachelheldevans. Please stop right now and pray for this young family, @rachelheldevans leaves behind a husband and two small children, one 3 and one less than one year old. As many as can, let’s please help this grieving young family with the overwhelming medical bills.”
Daniel Evans wrote, “I cannot express how much the support means to me and our kids. To everyone who has prayed, called, texted, driven, flown, given of themselves physically and financially to help ease this burden: Thank you. We are privileged. Rachel’s presence in this world was a gift to us all and her work will long survive her.”
If you’re the praying type – I’m in the hospital with a flu + UTI combo and a severe allergic reaction to the antibiotics they gave me. (I’m totally going to miss GOT! 😢)
— Rachel Held Evans (@rachelheldevans) April 14, 2019
Thinking what it was about @rachelheldevans that could cause many on other sides of issues to take their hats off to her in her death. People are run rife with grief for her babies, yes. But also I think part of it is that, in an era of gross hypocrisy, she was alarmingly honest.
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) May 5, 2019
I knew Rachel Held Evans and loved her.
Rachel Held Evans knew me and loved me.
I’m so thankful and happy about that this morning, even in the middle of my own sadness.
— Nish Weiseth (@NishWeiseth) May 5, 2019
Today I went back and reread every text message I exchanged with @rachelheldevans and was reminded again of how she embodied grace. There were moments I might have quit if it weren’t for her encouragement. #becauseofRHE
— Jonathan Merritt (@JonathanMerritt) May 5, 2019