Discover more from Lake Drive Books Substack
Midlife Crisis of Faith: Two Authors Talk Questions Sparked by Turning 40
On Tuesday, August 1, 2023, 1-2 p.m. ET via Zoom, join authors Shannon Evans and Julia Rocchi in a discussion about what we do with our faith at midlife (or even just in general!).
Julia Rocchi, author of Amen? Questions for a God I Hope Exists, is turning 40 in July . . . and having a midlife crisis of faith. To help navigate this new terrain, she is turning to author, speaker, and retreat guide Shannon Evans, a fellow “elder Millennial” whose three extra months of being 40 means she’s got it all figured it out. (Spoiler alert: She doesn’t.)
So what are the answers to: My faith community isn’t what I always need, what do I do? I’m not sure I think of God the same way I did when I was younger—I just have more questions! Is this all there is, or is there more?
Lake Drive Books is thrilled to help make happen this free-flowing conversation as these two women go deep on writing, spirituality, parenthood, purpose, and all the other elements that make up life at this stage. No matter your age, you’ll encounter warmth, humor, and wisdom to accompany you on your own winding spiritual journey.
To attend, REGISTER HERE to get this event on your calendar and to receive a reminder or two along the way.
Shannon K. Evans, a writer in the contemplative Catholic tradition, is the author of Feminist Prayers for My Daughter: Powerful Petitions for Every Stage of Her Life; Rewilding Motherhood: Your Path to an Empowered Feminine Spirituality; Embracing Weakness: The Unlikely Secret to Changing the World; and Luminous: A 30-Day Journal for Accepting Your Body, Honoring Your Soul, and Finding Your Joy. She is an editor for National Catholic Reporter, a writer and retreat leader for the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, and a regular contributor to Franciscan Media. She has written for U.S. Catholic, America, and Geez magazines. Evans speaks regularly at churches, conferences, and retreats on topics related to motherhood, prayer, and justice, and she leads groups in guided meditation. She and her husband are raising five children, five chickens, and one dog on the Iowa prairie. To learn more visit shannonkevans.com.
As the author of Amen? Questions for a God I Hope Exists, Julia Rocchi writes prose, poetry, prayers, and a lot of thank-you notes. With an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University, she has garnered multiple story publications and honors, including First Place in the Saturday Evening Post’s Great American Fiction Contest. Julia also works in nonprofit marketing, facilitates gatherings, and performs improv comedy. As an ENFJ, Enneagram 2, and Cancer sign, she’s never met a personality indicator she disagreed with. Julia lives with her family in Arlington, Virginia. Visit juliarocchi.com to follow her on her blog or on social media.
Sponsored by Lake Drive Books, publisher of Amen? More at lakedrivebooks.com.
Thanks so much for your support of Lake Drive Books. Would you consider sending this note to a friend? If you’re receiving this newsletter from a friend, be sure to sign up below and you’ll receive an opportunity to download free one of our insightful audiobooks. Our newsletter is meant to inspire and inform, and along the way we’ll make exclusive offers on our books to our newsletter subscribers.