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An Adventure of the Human Spirit - One Year, One Resolution
Inspiring, funny, and poignant stories from the best-selling 'memoir in moments' about how this one tiny thing can change your world. Hear River speak, and find out why people are saying, “My life has been altered.”
The Power of the Human Connection
Designed for Corporations and other organizations who employ anyone with contact to the world. From customer service to processing medical patients, there is one element that companies must have to continue to rate highly with their clients, maintain their client base, and receive referrals - - - a genuine interest in the person their speaking with. How do you manifest that with sincerity in only a matter of moments? River Jordan shares the secrets she discovered in the writing of her, "memoir in moments."
The Power of Story
Designed for Schools, Libraries, Colleges, Universities, and Book Festival events, this universal message focuses on how we can embrace the true power of story in our personal lives to live a richer life. With examples from classic and modern literature, River Jordan weaves a special message regarding how everyone's life is a story worth telling and how all of our stories are connected.
The Power of Being Human
A perfect engagement choice for Foundation and Non-profit Fundraisers who serve the greater good of humanity through the caring and donations of others whether it be their time, their gifts, or their money. It's about how our contributions to the champions of society make the world a better place and how we must all play our part.
The Beautiful Between
What happens when a powerful generation no where near ready to grow old, suddenly discovers that they are at a new stage in life? Specifically designed for those Baby Boomers that are still listening to the Beatles while caring for their parents, and dancing to Jimi Hendrix while babysitting their grandchildren. They may find themselves suddenly singing David Byrne's song, "This is not my Beautiful life!" River Jordan shares with great insight and humor that what you do with this bridge time between generations is of extreme, and lasting importance. And in the most frustratingly beautiful, amazing ways, can be the greatest unplanned adventure of your life.
Those are just a few of the descriptions audience members use to capture the experience of an evening with River Jordan.
As a divine storyteller, Ms. Jordan takes the stage with authority and authentic energy. Her quick wit and composure captivates audiences who find her transparency refreshing. Whether the event is a literary conference, a fundraiser for the homeless, or a corporate keynote Ms. Jordan brings audiences to laughter, touches their hearts deeply, and always brings the story home receiving five star reviews and standing ovations as she does so.
One simple idea...
One surprising year...
One inspiring memoir that will transform lives...
River Jordan shares her incredible journey of a year of "Praying for Strangers." For a full year, River kept a resolution to pray for a different stranger every day. While her sons were both deployed to war zones, River focused daily on complete strangers instead of the concerns of her own heart. The "Praying for Strangers" keynote includes heart touching, life changing, and often humorous moments of a very normal person walking through an amazing year of connecting with people in a new way. River shares stories of the people she encountered along the way, how those experiences changed her life forever, and how making a human connection can change the lives of all those who dare to slow down and listen to a stranger's story.
“River is amazing! We are so glad that she was with us! Two thumbs way up!”
-Leigh Holloway, Edenton Street UMC
"We recently invited River Jordan to share with several groups in our church around the theme of Praying for Strangers. It was a wonderful experience! River is a gifted writer and communicator with a powerful message. In her humble and gentle way she challenged us with her personal story to step out of our comfort zones and dare to pray for those strangers that intersect our lives every day. River and her staff were a pleasure to work with – they were incredibly accommodating to our needs. If you are looking for a God-honoring and fresh approach to challenging every member of your church in the area of prayer, I highly recommend River Jordan!"
-Jeff Payne, Senior Minister, Holland Park Church
"In a word, River Jordan's book is transformative. She takes the two great commandments - Love God and love your neighbor - and embarks on a journey that leads her into a deeper communion with God, and into a deeper understanding of and love for one's neighbor - wherever that neighbor may be found. Praying for Strangers provides us with a wonderful template for a spiritual practice that is accessible to all!"
-Pastor Bob Bauman, Wrightsville United Methodist Church
A brief list of previous Engagements
First Baptist Church
December 31, 2017
Pulpwood Queen's GGW
January 11-14, 2018
Northside United Methodist Church
Writing For Your Life Conference
Christ the King Anglican Church, Alexandria, VA
North Raleigh United Methodist Church
Stories from Praying for Strangers
Grand Forks Rescue Mission
Grand Forks, North Dakota
New Orleans, LA
Southern Indie Booksellers Alliance
(A Clearstory Radio Event)
Panama City Rescue Mission
Keynote Fundraising Event
Panama City, Florida
Kansas City, MO
Heartland Central District-Wide Reading Event
St. James United Methodist Church
Kansas City, MO
Longview Regional Medical Center
Women Of the Year Event
Oxford Creative Non-Fiction Conference
The First Baptist Church of Rome
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Wrightsville United Methodist Church
Presbyterian, Episcopal, & Methodist Churches
An Evening with River Jordan
Orlando Book Festival
Great Falls, Montana
Great Falls Rescue Mission
Grand Rapids, MI
Festival of Faith and Writing
Georgia Writer's Association
Midland First United Methodist
Maury County Public Library
Methodist Women's Book Club and Friends
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
Pawley's Island, SC
Southern Kentucky Book Festival
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Powells in Beaverton
Camalli Book Company
East and West Bookstore
Blue Willow Books
Barnes and Noble
Canton Book Festival
River Readings Conference
Art and Religion
The University Club of Vanderbilt
The Dahlonega Literary Festival