Rachel Held Evans, Popular Christian Writer, Dies at 37

Kareena Koirala
May 07, 2019
08:12 P.M.

Rachel Held Evans, a popular religious writer, tragically passed away on the 4th of May after a lengthy hospitalization due to complications from the flu.


Rachel’s husband, Daniel Evans, shared the heartbreaking news on her blog which he maintained on her website.


“Early Thursday morning, May 2, Rachel experienced sudden and extreme changes in her vitals. The team at the hospital discovered extensive swelling of her brain and took emergency action to stabilize her,” he wrote. “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.”


According to the blogs, Rachel was in the ICU in a medically induced coma that aided in preventing brain seizures that she experienced during treatment for an infection.

The New York Times best-selling author challenged the Evangelical establishment and exploring themes of faith, doubt, and life in the Bible Belt. She is the author of “A Year of Biblical Womanhood,” which reflects on her experience of “biblical womanhood.”


Her other books include “Faith Unraveled”, “Searching for Sunday”, and “Inspired”.

Daniel described the whole experience as “surreal”, calling it a nightmare from which he hopes to awake.

Rachel first announced that she had been hospitalized due to a “flu+UTI combo” on April on her Twitter account. She also revealed that she had a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics that she took.


Often left untreated because it resolves on its own for most people, influenza can sometimes be life-threatening. The disease manifests the symptoms of common cold including sneezing, runny nose, and sore throat.

However, influenza is much complicated than common cold with more intense symptoms including fatigue and weakness, aching muscles, chills and sweats, nasal congestion, fever, sore throat, and headache.

The author is survived by her husband and two children. We hope her family finds the strength to cope with the huge loss.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Tiger Woods, 48, Was Urgently Carted Back from the Golf Course Due to Illness — Video & Details

February 20, 2024

Husband Notices 'Odd Taste' in Drinks & Food His Wife Gives Him, Installs Surveillance Camera at Home

January 19, 2024

Man Swaps Newborn Daughter at Hospital, 20 Years Later, She Appears on His Doorstep — Story of the Day

January 18, 2024

Mom of Quintuplets Can’t Pay For Groceries, Voice behind Says, ‘Your Bill Is Already Covered’ — Story of the Day

February 21, 2024

Man Swaps Newborn Baby Girl at Hospital, 20 Years Later, She Appears on His Doorstep — Story of the Day

February 11, 2024

Maria Menounos' Potential Death Sentence Made Her Think Her Husband Would Have to Raise Their Baby Alone

January 22, 2024

Young Woman Says She Discovered She Was Pregnant Even Though She Was a Virgin

October 30, 2023

Celine Dion Receives Support from Her Sister Whom She Once Gave $100K

December 20, 2023

I Couldn't Stop Crying over an Unexpected Wedding Gift Passed on through My MIL

February 21, 2024

I Couldn't Stop Crying over an Unexpected Wedding Gift Passed on through My MIL

February 13, 2024

Woman Leaves Triplets with Their Dad & Chooses Career, Years Later She Shows up & Begs for Help — Story of the Day

February 07, 2024

Woman Realizes Her Boyfriend Has Betrayed Her the Moment He Proposes to Her — Story of the Day

January 22, 2024

Maid Captures Millionaire’s Heart Days Before His Wedding — Story of the Day

February 16, 2024

Michael Strahan's Daughter Shares a Backstage Look of Her First Interview Post-Brain Tumor Diagnosis – Video

January 19, 2024