Location: First United Methodist Church
“I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus.” So begins the new novel from Sue Monk Kidd, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings. The Book of Longings is an extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny in a time of great despair and great hope while living in a time, place, and culture devised to silence her.
Raised in a wealthy family, Ana is rebellious and ambitious, a seeker with a brilliant, curious mind and a daring spirit. Defying the expectations placed on women, she engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes secret narratives about neglected and silenced women. When she meets the 18-year-old Jesus, each is drawn to and enriched by the other’s spiritual and philosophical ideas. He becomes a floodgate for her intellect, but also awakens her heart. Sue Monk Kidd says,“I wanted to portray Jesus as fully human. Writing from a novelist’s perspective and not a religious one, I was drawn to his humanity, which can often be overlooked. Ana wandered into my imagination and I couldn’t ignore her.”
Kidd is also the author of several acclaimed memoirs, including The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, her groundbreaking work on religion and feminism, as well as the New York Times bestseller Traveling with Pomegranates, written with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor.
All tickets include a hardcover copy of The Book of Longings.
Includes a hardcover book, reserved front section seating, and a priority pass for the book signing
Two tickets + one book