Everything you need to understand or teach The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd.
Sue Monk Kidd's latest novel The Book of Longings is the first person account of Jesus of Nazareth's fictional wife, Ana. The narrative follows Ana's journeys from Sepphoris to Nazareth and beyond. As Ana struggles to break free of her familial and religious bindings, she finds hope and freedom in a more expansive understanding of God and spirituality. Ana overcomes many of her struggles and longings through her devoted writing practice, and her dedication to penning the stories of forgotten women. The novel explores themes of entrapment, liberation, and faith.