Christian leaders from across the political spectrum have offered their prayers for 37-year-old New York Times bestselling progressive Christian writer Rachel Held Evans after she was placed in a medically induced coma last week.
Evans’s husband, Daniel, took to her blog on Friday to confirm tweets of prayer and concern on social media and stated that Evans was admitted to an intensive care unit.
“During treatment for an infection Rachel began exhibiting unexpected symptoms,” Daniel Evans wrote. “Doctors found that her brain was experiencing constant seizures. She is currently in the ICU. She is in a medically induced coma while the doctors work to determine the cause and solution.”
Evans has authored a number of books and regularly blogs about her faith and opines on various social issues. She grew up as an evangelical but has since joined an Episcopal Church.
Evans tweeted April 14 that she was in the hospital because of complications from the flu, a urinary tract infection and an allergic reaction to antibiotics.
On Thursday, Sarah Bessey, a feminist Christian author and friend of Evans, tweeted that Evans was having a hard time and asked for prayers. On Friday afternoon, Bessey and reporter Jeff Chu called for an hour of prayer to “lift up prayers of thanksgiving and intercession, strength and healing.”
No update has been provided on Evans condition since Daniel Evan’s post on Friday. The family has asked for privacy and will provide an update when able to do so, according to Bessey.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith