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Work travel is often challenging, but one benefit of it is going to conferences is that I have the opportunity to chat with writers who don’t often come to Nashville. During the Super Bowl last week, Dave and I sat down to chat with Jen Wilkin, who is one of the best theologically-minded writers I know and a whole lot of fun to hang out with. Listen in as we discuss:
- What Jen really thinks about Super Bowl Sunday
- Jen’s sci-fi street cred
- What recommending a book can mean
- What happened when I (Aaron) watched Les Miserables
- Why classic (serialized) novels might need to be edited for modern readers
- What more theologically-minded Christians need to keep in mind about reading
- What might motivate someone to write a memoir
- Reading while writing a Bible study
All as we listen to smooth jazz and shouts of excitement about whatever’s going on in the Super Bowl from the Hilton in downtown Minneapolis.
This episode is sponsored by Gospel-Centered Discipleship. On April 13th, GCD will host their 2020 Writer’s Intensive in Louisville KY (right before T4G) featuring Ronnie Martin, Jonathan Dodson and Jared C. Wilson. Learn more and register at gcdiscipleship.com.
A few of the books we mentioned on this episode:
- None Like Him, In His Image, Women of the Word, and Better: A Study of Hebrews by Jen Wilkin
- The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett (book one of the Lymond Chronicles)
- The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby
- This Tender Land and Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
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