#155: Raising Readers with Sarah Clarkson
Published October 8, 2018
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    Sarah Clarkson is an author, a blogger, and a student of theology. She's the author of Read for the Heart, Caught Up in a Story, and Journeys of Faithfulness, as well as her latest titled, Book Girl (a Woman's Guide to the Reading Life). Through blogs, books, and her current research, she explores the theological significance of story, the intersection of theology and imagination, and the formative power of beauty. She writes regularly about her adventures at sarahclarkson.com and is at slow work on a novel. She can often be found with a cup of good coffee in one of the many quaint corners amid Oxford's "dreaming spires," where she lives in a red-doored cottage with her husband, Thomas and their daughter, Lilian.

    What we chat about:

    • how studying theology and theodicy has affected Sarah’s faith

    • believing that God is still good when circumstances are bad

    • battling to take every thought captive when dealing with OCD

    • the power of words and encouragement for new readers

    • God’s faithfulness in the valley of loneliness

    Links mentioned:

    The Great Divorce
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Elizabeth Goudge
    Pilgrim’s Inn
    Wendell Barry
    Hannah Coulter
    Clark’s Shoes

    Connect with Sarah:

    website | instagram | facebook | twitter

    Connect with Emily:

    website I instagram I facebook I patreon

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