Parnassus Books, Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Humanities TN, Bookpage, and Thistle Farms is thrilled to welcome Becca Stevens, as a part of the Salon@615 speaker series, for a discussion of her new book, Practically Divine.
This is free virtual event that will be streamed on Monday, September 13th at 6:15pm Central Time on the Parnassus Books Facebook page.
(Please note: This event was previously advertised as in-person, but has been changed to an online only format. Do not come to the library.)
About the Book
There is no secret formula to experiencing the sacred in our lives--it just takes practice and practicality.
No matter where we are--on a walk in the woods, in a sacred building, or in a dusty refugee camp--signs of love abound. When we allow ourselves to embrace both ordinary and extraordinary experiences, we can feel the divine anywhere.
You're invited to search this path with Becca Stevens, as she explores what it means to be practically divine. Woven throughout the narrative strands are poetry and rants, as well as ruminations on her mother's wit and wisdom--and the passion she instilled in Becca for creating something from nothing.
About the Author
Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest, survivor of childhood sexual abuse, social justice innovator, and tireless advocate for women survivors in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, and around the world. Her belief that love heals is her message and the underlying theme behind everything she does. Becca has founded ten justice organizations around the world and has helped raise more than fifty-five million dollars to lift women out of poverty and into freedom. She is a dynamic speaker and spirited leader who is in high demand for appearances at events across the globe. She speaks internationally, leads workshops and action groups, appears in countless media outlets, is the president of Thistle Farms and heads the national network of its sister organizations, and helps support her home chapel in Nashville, Tennessee. Becca has been featured everywhere from NPR to the New York Times, the TODAY Show to ABC World News. She has been recognized as a Top 10 CNN Hero and a White House Champion of Change. She counts among her friends and supporters Brené Brown, Nicholas Kristof, and Jenna Bush Hager. She has experienced and listened to stories from women all over the world, always finding more signs of God's love in even the most horrific circumstances. Those stories often bring as much laughter as tears. Her work is her joy.
Salon@615 is an ongoing partnership between Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Parnassus Books, Humanities Tennessee, and BookPage magazine, designed to nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting bestselling authors for talks and book signings. Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author series on Nashville’s cultural calendar.