Virtual event with River Jordan in conversation with Lisa Patton

Parnassus Books is pleased to present this virtual author event with River Jordan in conversation with Lisa Patton.

This will be a Zoom event, and ticketholders will receive the Zoom link by email on the day of the event. If you have purchased a ticket but have not received the link to view the event by 30 minutes prior to the start time, please first check your spam/junk/bulk folder, then email for assistance. Please note, the start time for this event is 6:00pm central.

Please note: there are three ticketing options available for this virtual event:

  • $36.50, which includes a signed hardcover copy of The Ancient Way and priority rate shipping to a US address
  • $51.50, which includes a signed hardcover copy of The Ancient Way and shipping to an international address
  • Donation-based ticket, which allows attendees to contribute what they wish, and supports the ongoing work of Parnassus during these trying times.


About the book:

In The Ancient Way, River Jordan explores doorways to thin places made accessible through the Celtic spiritual tradition. With her warm and personal approach, she explores a set of practices that help form a path for a deeper spiritual awakening. Readers will be moved to renew their faith by incorporating the basic components that make Celtic Christianity something authentic and pertinent to modern life and an over-busy culture. At the close of Jordan's previous book, Confessions of a Christian Mystic, she writes of the thin place she's been seeking--that mystical and divine doorway into the presence of God--as being inside of her all along. In this follow-up book, she explores ways that door can be made accessible to everyone to inform and transform readers' daily lives.


About the author:

River Jordan is an established literary figure, speaker, teacher, and radio host. Her work has been featured by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, NPR's Book Talk, Guideposts Magazine, and the Southern Literary Review. She has written four novels and her most recent book is nonfiction: Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit. Her work has also been featured in anthologies such as Southern Writers on Writing, Southern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South & Women Behaving Badly, and A Second Blooming. Jordan has spoken at The Southern Festival of Books, Festival of Faith and Writing, and other conferences, book festivals, churches, universities and retreats. She travels the country speaking on The Power of Story, is a regular contributor to Psychology Today's Spirituality blog, and is the host and producer of the literary radio program, Clearstory, which airs from Nashville, TN where she makes her home.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:00pm
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