Thursday, April 7 at 7:30PM
Award-Winning Author & Radio Host
speaking & signing
Becoming Wise: An Inquiry Into the Mystery and Art of Living
at St. David's Episcopal Church
We're honored to join KUT and Front Porch Austin in presenting a conversation and book-signing with NPR superstar, Krista Tippett, host of the award-winning radio program On Being. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to share airspace with a living legend! The conversation will be moderated by legendary Austin newswoman, Judy Maggio. A reception will follow with a jazz performance by The Philip Marshall Trio. No one will be turned away, but a donation of $10 is suggested. You can also reserve a seat with the purchase of a ticket, which includes a copy of the book. Tickets are $40 each.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and National Humanities Medalist Krista Tippett has interviewed the most extraordinary voices examining the great questions of meaning for our time. The heart of her work on her national public radio program and podcast, On Being,"has been to shine a light on people whose insights kindle in us a sense of wonder and courage. Scientists in a variety of fields; theologians from an array of faiths; poets, activists, and many others have all opened themselves up to Tippett's compassionate yet searching conversation.
In Becoming Wise, Tippett distills the insights she has gleaned from this luminous conversation in its many dimensions into a coherent narrative journey, over time and from mind to mind. The book is a master class in living, curated by Tippett and accompanied by a delightfully ecumenical dream team of teaching faculty.
The open questions and challenges of our time are intimate and civilizational all at once, Tippett says definitions of when life begins and when death happens, of the meaning of community and family and identity, of our relationships to technology and through technology. The wisdom we seek emerges through the raw materials of the everyday. And the enduring question of what it means to be human has now become inextricable from the question of who we are to each other.
This book offers a grounded and fiercely hopeful vision of humanity for this century of personal growth but also renewed public life and human spiritual evolution. It insists on the possibility of a common life for this century marked by resilience and redemption, with beauty as a core moral value and civility and love as muscular practice. Krista Tippett's great gift, in her work and in Becoming Wise, is to avoid reductive simplifications but still find the golden threads that weave people and ideas together into a shimmering braid.
ABOUT KRISTA TIPPETT
Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for "thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence." She is the host of the public radio program and podcast On Being.
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