In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
Literary Life is a celebration of the Word.
Leading with a discussion of modern and classic literature, we seek to tease out eternal truths which may be illumined by fiction, poetry, art and music.
This spring, we are joined by Karen Swallow Prior as we read through her wonderful book Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me. In it, Karen writes:
Although being raised by God-loving parents is no guarantee that one will love God oneself, it certainly helps. I did love God, even if it didn’t always show, but for much of my life, I loved books more than God, never discovering for a long, long time that a God who spoke the world into existence with words is, in fact, the source of meaning of all words. My journey toward that discovery is the story of this book. I thought my love of books was taking me away from God, but as it turns out, books were the backwoods path back to God, bramble-filled and broken, yes, but full of truth and wonder.
If you found this page, we prayed for you this morning. God loves you more than you will ever know, and I hope you find encouragement here. If you are on Facebook, join our book club HERE as we read through Booked with Karen.
Grace and peace,