CANCELLED: Sue Monk Kidd
May 4, 2020
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
We are actively working to reschedule this event. More details will be sent to ticketholders soon with updates and options.
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. 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."