Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Beth Waltemath

Made from Angels and Dirt

Becca Stevens on trauma, resilience, and divine love

In Practically Divine, social entrepreneur and Episcopal priest Becca Stevens explores how the wisdom of women opens a place for love to grow even in the aftermath of trauma.

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A Faith Observed

A posthumous collection of essays explores Rachel Held Evans’ spiritual vision

Bestselling author and self-described “religious overachiever” Rachel Held Evans describes a way of pursuing God that embraces uncertainty, vulnerability, and compassion in Wholehearted Faith, a posthumous collection of essays, co-authored by Jeff Chu.

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Portrait of an Activist

Street chaplain Lindsey Krinks finds her own voice through serving the voiceless

In Praying with Our Feet, Lindsey Krinks, founder of Open Table Nashville, a nationally acclaimed interfaith nonprofit, describes her journey of integrity and faith as she embraces a calling to street chaplaincy and a ministry of healing. Krinks will discuss the book at a virtual event hosted by The Porch in Nashville on March 15.

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Streams of Consciousness

Travel writer Jedidiah Jenkins trades in cross-continental treks to map a more personal terrain.

In Like Streams to the Ocean, travel writer and Instagram personality Jedidiah Jenkins turns his energetic gaze to the interior landscapes we map between childhood and death. Jenkins will appear at a virtual event hosted by Parnassus Books in Nashville on February 18.

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Healing on Her Own Terms

Ruthie Lindsey journeys through trauma and tragedy to truth and independence

In There I Am: The Journey from Helplessness to Healing, Ruthie Lindsey survives a car wreck, addiction, and the unraveling of the life and faith she was promised only to find that the capacity to heal lies within herself.

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Designing an Interior Life

Co-founder of Blackberry Farm Kreis Beall recounts her journey toward authenticity

In The Great Blue Hills of God, hospitality entrepreneur Kreis Beall describes how she embraced simplicity and renovated her soul.

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