Jessica is joined by Austin Carty to discuss Frederick Buechner’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel, Godric. The pair discuss the themes found not only in Godric, but in Buechner’s other novels that hint at his dealings with the history of death in his family. Losing both his father and grandfather to suicide, Buechner has echoes of this theme along with his resolve to not follow in their footsteps.

Books Referenced:

Godric by Frederick Buechner

The Scandal of Reading is sponsored by Brazos Press.

Information on the Host: Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, and the author of several books, including The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary SaintsLearning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before, and Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov

Learn more about Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson.

Information on Austin Carty: Austin holds degrees in literature and divinity from High Point University (B.A.) and Wake Forest University (M.Div.), and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Emory University. He is the author of Christianity Today’s Book Award of Merit for Church and Pastoral Leadership, The Pastor’s Bookshelf