(CBN) – Rachel Held Evans, a popular Christian writer, passed away at a Nashville, Tenn., hospital on Saturday. She was 37. Held Evans, the author of New York Times bestseller, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, posted on Twitter April 14 that she was in the hospital with the flu and a urinary tract infection. “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,” she wrote.
Her husband Dan Evans later posted that his wife had suffered severe seizures. She was in a medically-induced coma in the hospital’s ICU as her doctors were trying to find out the cause of her seizures. As soon as the word spread about Held Evans condition, several leaders in the faith community rallied together in prayer for her with many using the hashtag “#prayForHRE.” Then last Thursday, came word her medical team had discovered she had a severe swelling of the brain, READ MORE