The Theology of Rachel Hollis | Anne Kennedy | Ep. 81

The Theology of Rachel Hollis | Anne Kennedy | Ep. 81

Sep 30, 2019

Rachel Hollis is a beautiful, smart and magnetic individual. A self-proclaimed Christian, her book “Girl, Wash Your Face” has topped the New York Times bestseller list and more since it released.

References to the Bible, Jesus, her faith and Christianity are peppered throughout the book, indicating it is not meant to be read in a purely secular, self-help kind of way.

Given the widespread popularity and magnetic attraction of her message to women in the U.S. and across the globe, it’s worth asking, Why?

Just what is it about this message of You-First theology and Hustle-harder self-helpism that is hitting so opportunely in this cultural moment? What is compelling women to devour and double-tap this worldview and fueling its presence in bible studies and book clubs across the country?

In this episode, I chat with Anne Kennedy about the theology of Rachel Hollis. We examine Rachel’s theology (the nature of her religious and spiritual beliefs) based on her prolific writing and speaking.

It’s important to note this is not a personal attack on Ms. Hollis, but rather an evaluation of her words and teachings against what we find in God’s word. For when someone offers answers to the foundational questions of life: why are we here? what is our purpose? how can we be happy? etc. you can be certain they are offering you a worldview, and you should carefully consider how they answer each of those questions. If we don’t or can’t hold these teachings up to the light, we’ll easily prey to a false gospel or a message that is less than the one God has given us in the Bible.

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