Host Jen Pollock Michel is joined by 3 great first-time guests for a lively and wide-ranging conversation. In this episode (part 1), they talk about reading during the COVID-year and what they are currently reading, researching, and working on.
Diana Butler Bass is an award-winning author, popular speaker, and inspiring preacher. She holds a doctorate in religious studies from Duke University. Her most recent book is Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence. Diana and her husband live in Alexandria, Virginia, with their dog and their sometimes-successful backyard garden.
David Dark serves as Assistant Professor of Religion and the Arts in the College of Theology at Belmont University. He is the author of several book including Life’s Too Short To Pretend You’re Not Religious and The Sacredness of Questioning Everything (The ERB’s 2009 Book of the Year). His work has appeared in MTV News, Books & Culture, Pitchfork, and the Oxford American. He lives with his singer-songwriter wife, Sarah Masen, and their three children in Nashville.
Cathleen Falsani is an award-winning religion journalist, photojournalist, and author of several nonfiction books including the critically acclaimed The God Factor. She was co-editor of and a contributing author to Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful and a Few Scoundrels and most recently was co-general editor of and contributing author to The End of Hunger: Renewed Hope for Feeding the World. Cathleen is the co-host of the Artist Care and Feeding podcast, and she lives with her family in Laguna Beach, CA.
PART TWO of this conversation will be posted next Monday, June 28…
Books Mentioned in this Episode:
If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)
- Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way and Presence by Diana Butler Bass
- Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious by David Dark
- The Sacredness of Questioning Everything by David Dark
- The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People by Cathleen Falsani
- Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful and a Few Scoundrels by Jennifer Grant & Cathleen Falsani
- The End of Hunger: Renewed Hope for Feeding the World by Cathleen Falsani
- Outlove: a Queer Christian Survival Story by Julie Rodgers
- Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home by Leah Lax
- Praying With Our Feet: Pursuing Justice and Healing on the Streets by Lindsey Krinks
- Tidelands: A Novel by Philippa Gregory
- The Gospel According to America: A Meditation on a God-Blessed, Christ-Haunted Idea by David Dark
- The Possibility of America: How the Gospel Can Mend Our God-Blessed, God-Forsaken Land by David Dark
- (Forthcoming, Working Title) Explain All These Controls: U2 and the Inner America by David Dark
If you’d like to order any of the following books,
we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books
(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)
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