Our Podcast Producer, Joel Wentz, sat down with two ERB reviewers and contributors to discuss their recent reviews, as well as what they have been reading lately. A wide swath of genres are discussed, including biography, poetry, theology, and of course, some epic fantasy!
Amy Merrick is a senior professional lecturer in journalism at DePaul University in Chicago. She is also a freelance writer and editor, and a longtime member of the Religion in Literature book group at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, Illinois
Aarik Danielsen is the arts and entertainment editor at the Columbia Daily Tribune and an instructor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He writes a weekly column, The (Dis)content, for Fathom Magazine. His work has been published in Image Journal, Think Christian, Christ and Pop Culture and more.
Books and Writing 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)
- King: A Life by Jonathan Eig
- Parting the Waters: America in the King Years by Taylor Branch
- Strength to Love by Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Amy’s Review of “King: A Life” by Jonathan Eig for ERB
- Touch the Earth: Poems on the Way by Drew Jackson
- Aarick’s Review of “Touch the Earth” by Drew Jackson for ERB.
- Promises of Gold by Jose Olivares
- The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clark by Jenny Odell
- How to do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
- What Are People For? Essays by Wendell Berry
- Bulwarks of Unbelief: Atheism and Divine Absence in a Secular Age by Joseph Minich
- The Town and the City by Jack Kerouac
- The Wind Knows My Name by Isabel Allende
- The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
- When Church Stops Working by Andy Root and Blair Bertrand
- Into the Narrowdark by Tad Williams
If you’d like to order any of the above books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books
(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)
Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith
"This book will inspire, motivate and challenge anyone who cares a whit about the written word, the world of ideas, the shape of our communities and the life of the church."
-Karen Swallow Prior
Enter your email below to sign up for our weekly newsletter & download your FREE copy of this ebook!