Jessica hosts Haley Stewart to discuss the 1920 novel by Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter. This trilogy of novels described the life of Kristin in 14th Century Norway as she constantly attempted to follow the path of her faith in Christ, but found herself choosing her own wishes more often than not. Jessica and Haley talk about the way the novel reflects the sin upon a family when a member sins and how our modern individualistic culture stands in stark contrast.

Read: Kristin Lavransdatter

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 the Haley Stewart: A bookish mama of four and wife to a beekeeper. Writer, speaker, podcaster, and Catholic convert. Homeschooling, bacon-eating, and bright red lipstick-wearing Jane Austen aficionado.