Rekindled: Jordan Kisner in Conversation With
Presented by Bookpeople
On this episode of Rekindled, presented by Bookpeople, Anna Wiener is in conversation with Jordan Kisner. Wiener is the author of Uncanny Valley, and Jordan Kisner is the author of Thin Places. The two authors read and discuss their books, as well as Evangelical Christianity, the search for meaning, and feeling far away from life. Please purchase Uncanny Valley and Thin Places from your favorite local bookstore, or through Bookshop.
From the episode:
Anna Wiener: Maybe we could talk about what “thin places” are, or what the guiding principles are of the book?
Jordan Kisner: Yes, “thin places.” This was the first essay of the collection, the first I wrote for the book. “Thin Places,” which is the title essay, borrows its name from a Celtic proverb, a notion in Celtic mythology, which says that we are always about three feet from the next world. But there are places in the world called thin places, where those places grow even smaller, thinner, they diminish, and we begin to see the other world, a new way of being. They’re usually associated with moments of awe, and fear, and confusion, because it’s bewildering to suddenly have the world that you’re aware of broken open and see that there is another possibility.