Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Claire McKeever-Burgett to celebrate her new book, Blessed Are the Women: Naming & Reclaiming Women's Stories from the Gospels, in conversation with Ciona Rouse.
This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30pm Central Time. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this event. Please register for free by filling out the form below! (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.) Masks are strongly encouraged during this event.
About the Book
Claire McKeever-Burgett combines her own personal journey with the stories of ten remarkable women from the New Testament: Elizabeth, Mary, Anna, Eve, Adama, Miriam, Susanna, Edith, Amira, and Mary Magdalene. Through a blend of storytelling, poetry, and prayer, Blessed are the Women invites readers to reimagine worship, embrace women's narratives, and foster healing within themselves and their communities. It provides liturgies for personal or communal use, discussion questions, and connections to organizations dedicated to women's empowerment and healing. With its pastoral and prophetic approach, Blessed are the Women presents a fresh perspective on faith and spirituality, inspiring readers to find resonance between their own stories and those of women who have shaped history. This empowering and transformative work ignites a call for a more inclusive and egalitarian faith that embraces the fullness of women's voices and experiences.
About the Author
Claire McKeever-Burgett, is an author and spiritual leader who has dedicated her career to bridging spirituality and social justice. With a background in English and Professional Writing from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School, she has served as a clergy, led congregations, and facilitated transformative writing, movement, and liturgical practices centered on healing and embodiment. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.
About Ciona Rouse
Ciona Rouse is a poet, based in Nashville, Tenn. The author of Vantablack, the first chapbook of Third Man Books (2017), her poetry has also appeared in Oxford American, wildness, Booth, The Slowdown podcast, and other