If you haven’t discovered MBI Radio’s MidDay Book Club, have I got a treat for you! “MidDay Connection” is an hour-long Moody Radio program heard live at noon, M-F, Central Time (or 1:00 eastern, if you’re where I live!). Hosted by Anita Lustrea and Melinda Schmidt, the program is geared toward women and Christian growth. Every couple of months, they host their Book Club program, with special guest Dr. Rosalie de Rosset, a literature professor from Moody Bible Institute. The purpose of their book club is to challenge people to thoughtfully read classic literature. I can’t tell you how much I love Rosie’s unique perspective! She usually comes at things from a different angle. She’s very knowledgeable and passionate about what she has to say, and there’s always something to learn. Rosie has a reputation of shying away from reading the fluff of the literary world.
Next Thursday, Sept. 1, is the next Book Club. They will discuss “Dracula” by Bram Stoker.
You can find a local station, or listen live on the internet, or if you miss the program you can always listen to back programs on MBI’s website (it’s free). At the end of the program, they reveal the next book they have planned to discuss within the next couple of months. They discuss all sorts of classics — new and old– from well-known ones, like “Jane Eyre” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” to modern books, like “Madman” and “Velma Still Cooks in Leeway” to works you might not have heard of, like “Amusing Ourselves to Death” and “Till We Have Faces”. Study questions accompany each book and program to prompt provocative thinking.
Even if I don’t plan on reading the book, I always enjoy hearing it discussed. Who knows, it might cause you to want to read the book!
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