Episode 38 | Reading for Virtue

Reading for Virtue

In this episode, Karen Swallow Prior joins Cherie Harder to discuss her own history with reading literature as well as the challenges and opportunities for forming virtue that exist within great books. This podcast is an edited version of an Online Conversation, which you can find with video and transcript, here.

If you’re interested in reading literature in community, we encourage you to check out our newly announced Bookclub Box. The Bookclub Box is designed to make it easy for you to host your own reading group. Each quarter will release a new box with a trio of curated, thematically linked Trinity Forum Readings. You’ll also get a discussion guide to spur conversation on each of the Readings, as well as some other great Trinity Forum items, including a tote bag, notepad, pen and bookmark.

Below are a few of the books that were mentioned in this conversation:

  • Tenth of December, George Saunders
  • Desiring the Kingdom, James K. A. Smith
  • Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen 
  • Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
  • Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
  • Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad