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  • September 12, 2022

Ep. 302: The Spiritual Discipline of Reading

With Jessica Hooten Wilson and Daniel Markin

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Sometimes, the thought of watching an action-packed movie seems more thrilling than sitting down and reading a book. What can we gain by reading? What can literature offer us? This week we are joined by Jessica Hooten Wilson, Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, to discuss her book The Scandal of Holiness. In this episode, Jessica unpacks the importance of reading books, particularly those that challenge us, to help us develop a grounded and discerning spirit. She also emphasizes how reading is a necessary spiritual discipline that Christians should practice in order to better know God and grow closer to him. 

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Who's Our Guest?

Jessica Hooten Wilson

Jessica Hooten Wilson (PhD, Baylor University) is the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University and formerly Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence at the University of Dallas. She has written for The Gospel Coalition, National Review, the Christian Century, Comment magazine, and Englewood Review of Books and is the author of several books, including the Christianity Today Book Award Winner Giving the Devil His Due: Demonic Authority in the Fiction of Flannery O’Connor and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Wilson speaks regularly around the country and has connections with a broad array of reading communities and classical education forums.

Who's Our Guest?

Jessica Hooten Wilson

Jessica Hooten Wilson (PhD, Baylor University) is the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University and formerly Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence at the University of Dallas. She has written for The Gospel Coalition, National Review, the Christian Century, Comment magazine, and Englewood Review of Books and is the author of several books, including the Christianity Today Book Award Winner Giving the Devil His Due: Demonic Authority in the Fiction of Flannery O’Connor and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Wilson speaks regularly around the country and has connections with a broad array of reading communities and classical education forums.

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