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Join us as we welcome 

Audrey Taylor Gonzalez


Friday, May 13


6:00 pm

to celebrate the release of TWO new books





Words from the Rev is a stirring collection of sermons from the first woman ordained to ministry in Uruguay. 

Author, adventurer, reverend-Audrey Taylor Gonzalez has dedicated her life to seeking and serving God. From trekking across the Himalayas and kayaking through Antarctica to studying in Jerusalem and serving prisoners in Uruguay's largest prison, the Rev has experienced it all.

In this curated collection of sermons, Reverend Gonzalez shares her ministries, travels, and life experiences. Words from the Rev includes 51 sermons encompassing five central themes: adventure, equality, nature, ministry, and God's love.

Not for the faint of heart nor faith, Words from the Rev will challenge you to think, explore, and serve God in new and exciting ways.


Bones is a follow-up to South of Everything that also serves as a standalone novel. It traces the story of Missy, a young woman from a plantation-owning family in the Deep South. When Missy is violently attacked as a teenager, she is sent to a boarding school and her beloved Mr. Washington is wrongfully imprisoned. Baffled by the pervasive racism of her environment, Missy allows her fierce love for Mr. Washington to be her guiding light on her mission to be reunited with him.

When Missy meets Chief Bakari, a Mbulu tribal chief, she is tasked with returning Old Thomas’s bones to the mystical lolololo tree. Missy readily accepts, as Old Thomas was Missy’s protector, and he had introduced her to the magical, healing tree. 

Missy’s quest brings her to Tanganyika, where she feels an immediate kinship with the people of Africa. But tensions are mounting, and Missy’s journey will reach a fever pitch when a brutal act threatens her existence. 
A work of magical realism and folklore, Bones is an immersive, at times macabre love story that spans continents gripped by racism and upheaval.



Reverend Audrey Taylor Gonzalez was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1939. In the span of her long career, she’s been a journalist, TV host, art gallery owner, racehorse breeder, mountain climber (including Everest base camp and Mt. Kalash in Tibet), world traveler, breast cancer survivor, and the first woman to be ordained to holy orders in the Southern Cone of South America at Uruguay’s Holy Trinity Cathedral in Montevideo. Her pilgrimage as an ordained priest included an audience with Pope Francis and attendance at the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta in Rome. Audrey is a philanthropist, and a mother and grandmother to her own children as well as many people in need. Her life mission is working with incarcerated youth in the prison system in Uruguay, as well as the juvenile court system in Memphis, where she serves as chaplain for the Memphis Police Department. Audrey was selected by the governor of Tennessee as a Commissioner on the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, and she received the prestigious Juvenile Court Judges Award for Outstanding Service. She is the author of several books, including The Lolololo Tree, South of Everything, Sermons and Such, The Shady Place, and Words from the Rev. Audrey lives with her husband, Roberto Pierri, and their four dogs on the edge of the Rio de La Plata in Colonia, Uruguay. She spends most of her time working on her genealogy tree and writing a spiritual and opinionated blog. For more information about the author, visit

Event date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
387 Perkins Ext.
Memphis, TN 38117
Bones Cover Image
ISBN: 9798985831405
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Stube Books - May 17th, 2022

Words from the Rev: My Two Cents Worth on the Now Cover Image
ISBN: 9798985831429
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Stube Books - April 12th, 2022