Katherine Paterson’s Newbery Award-winning novel Jacob Have I Loved has been inspiring deep personal reflection for four decades. In this latest Lutheran Ladies’ Book Club recap episode, Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel draw upon insights from their fellow online book club members as they talk their way through some of the big questions and ideas raised by this “deceptively simple” book.
What do we leave behind as we grow up? How does physical isolation intensify relationships? Do we really have to carry around the bitterness we feel? Who are the people who speak truth to us that we can actually hear? And how do the years change the way we encounter a beloved book?
At the end of the episode, they announce the next Lutheran Ladies’ Book Club’s pick: Edie Wadsworth’s All the Pretty Things: The Story of a Southern Girl Who Went through Fire to Find Her Way Home.
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The Lutheran Ladies Lounge is the podcast produced by KFUO Radio and hosted by Sarah Gulseth, Erin Alter, Rachel Bomberger, and Bri Gerzevske. Created for Lutheran ladies to have a place to escape to with inviting conversations, laughter, and fellowship with Lutheran sisters, we invite all of you Lutheran ladies to join Sarah, Erin, Rachel, and Bri on the sofa in the Lutheran Ladies Lounge to sit, rest your feet, and stay a while. If you’re a Lutheran lady, join us in our Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/LutheranLadiesLounge.