Literati Bookstore Presents: Rainn Wilson, Soul Boom


Michigan Theater - Auditorium Sun, Apr 30, 2023 7:00 PM


Literati Bookstore is thrilled to welcome beloved, Emmy-nominated actor and author Rainn Wilson to Ann Arbor and the Michigan Theater in support of his new book Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution. He will be joined in conversation by University of Notre Dame professor David Bentley Hart.

All tickets are general admission and include a hardcover copy of Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution.
Book Bundle ticket holders will pick up their copy or copies of Soul Boom at The Michigan Theater the night of the event.
Book Shipped to Home ticket holders will receive their copy or copies of Soul Boom in the mail after the event and will be asked to enter their preferred shipping address during checkout. Books will ship the week of 5/1. Cost includes shipping.
A limited amount of book bundle + signing line tickets include access to a post-event signing line, where your copy will be signed (but not personalized) by the author.

About the book: Comedic actor, producer, and writer Rainn Wilson, cofounder of the media company SoulPancake, explores the problem-solving benefits that spirituality gives us to create solutions for an increasingly challenging world.

The trauma that our struggling species has experienced in recent years—because of both the pandemic and societal tensions that threaten to overwhelm us—is not going away anytime soon. Existing political and economic systems are not enough to bring the change that the world needs. In this book, Rainn Wilson explores the possibility and hope for a spiritual revolution, a “Soul Boom,” to find a healing transformation on both a personal and global level.

For Wilson, this is a serious and essential pursuit, but he brings great humor and his own unique perspective to the conversation. He feels that, culturally, we’ve discounted spirituality—faith and the sacred—and we need profound healing and a unifying understanding of the world that the great spiritual traditions provide. Wilson’s approach to spirituality—the non-physical, eternal aspects of ourselves—is relatable and applies to people of all beliefs, even the skeptics. Filled with genuine insight—not to mention enlightening Kung Fu and Star Trek references—Soul Boom delves into ancient wisdom to seek out practical, transformative answers to life’s biggest questions.

Rainn Wilson is a three-time Emmy-nominated actor best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s The Office. Besides his many other roles on stage and screen, he is the co-founder of the media company SoulPancake and host of Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss on Peacock. Rainn is the author of The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy, as well as the coauthor of SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions, a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Oregon and California with his family and a lot of animals.

David Bentley Hart, University of Notre Dame, is the author of The Experience of God, Roland in Moonlight, and twenty other volumes of philosophy, religious studies, literary scholarship, and fiction.