Experience an enchanting evening of literature and contemplation co-sponsored by McFarlin United Women in Faith at “A Question of Faith: Reformation Martyr Anne Askew.” Join us as we delve into the captivating world of “Prize for the Fire,” a historical novel penned by the talented Rilla Askew, a renowned local author and University of Oklahoma professor. Be captivated as the author herself reads selected passages from this remarkable work, immersing you in a vivid tapestry of history and imagination.
Following the reading, engage in thought-provoking discussions with the author, Pastor Rockford Johnson and Gayle St. John. Together, we will explore the courageous defiance of a young woman who challenged the conventions of her time, ultimately braving torture and martyrdom for her unyielding convictions. From the fenlands of Lincolnshire to the hidden religious underground of London and the court of Henry VIII, “Prize for the Fire” paints a gripping portrait of defiance that remains as pertinent today as it was in the sixteenth century.
Rilla Askew, an award-winning author known for her historical fiction, skillfully portrays Anne Askew, one of the first known female writers in the English language. Through her deft storytelling, Askew’s inner life comes alive with depth and immediacy that transcend time.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be transported to Reformation England and explore the remarkable journey of Anne Askew. Childcare services will be available, ensuring that everyone can partake in this captivating evening. Join us for an unforgettable experience of literature, history, and faith.