In this episode, Rachel leads Sarah, Erin, and Bri in a recap discussion of the latest Lutheran Ladies’ Book Club selection: John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley: In Search of America.
How does Steinbeck’s account of America square with our own experiences? Have Steinbeck’s observations about societal issues proven true, and have we really learned anything since the 1960s? Is Steinbeck accurate in his description of what makes a man, or did he miss the mark? What can we, as Lutheran ladies, learn from Steinbeck’s open, honest, and hospitable manner with strangers?
At the end of the episode, in honor of the next Book Club happening in Reformation October, Rachel presents three choices for the next book club pick in a list titled “Modern Lutheran Classics that Rachel Should Have Read But Somehow Hasn’t Yet (Sorry)”:
- Hammer of God by Bo Giertz
- The Spirituality of the Cross by Gene Edward Veith, Jr.
- Grace Upon Grace: Spirituality for Today by John Kleinig
Which book will the Lutheran Ladies read next? Visit the Lutheran Ladies Lounge Facebook group to vote in the poll!
Click 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.