In this episode, Rachel leads Sarah, Erin, and Bri in a recap discussion of a Lutheran Ladies’ Book Club “Ladies’ Choice” selection: Ellen Raskin’s Newbery-Award-winning middle-grade mystery The Westing Game.
How do children’s authors create surprisingly complex works that respect the intelligence of readers young and old? What can a story about a diverse group of people sharing an apartment building teach us about the Body of Christ? How does confessing the truth about ourselves and our secret shame set us free to find peace with God and with each other?
At the end of the episode, the Ladies choose their next book club pick from a list of “Rachel’s Regrets” (previous runners up that deserve a second look):
- Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis
- Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us by Murray Carpenter
- The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
- Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler
Which book will they pick? Listen to the end of the episode and find out!
Click to learn more about Ellen Raskin’s The Westing Game, to see a complete list of Lutheran Ladies’ Book Club picks and runners up, or to revisit past online book club events in the Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge Facebook group.
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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.