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September 05, 2018

On Reading Well

​Should you dog-ear a book you love? Should you write in the margins? Two guests challenge us to “read well.” Dr. Karen Swallow Prior believes reading good books builds character, it shows us what courage looks like, it stimulates faith, hope, and love. Joining her is our own Dr. Rosalie de Rosset—as we talk about finding the good life through great books. Don’t miss the conversation on Chris Fabry Live.

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Dr. Karen Swallow Prior
Dr. Karen Swallow Prior

Dr. Karen Swallow Prior

Karen Swallow Prior (Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo) is an award-winning professor of English at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me and Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More--Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist. Karen has written for Christianity Today, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, First Things, Vox, Think Christian, and The Gospel Coalition. She is a research fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, a senior fellow with Liberty University's Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement, a senior fellow with the Trinity Forum, and a member of the Faith Advisory Council of the Humane Society of the United States.

Dr. Rosalie de Rosset
Dr. Rosalie de Rosset

Dr. Rosalie de Rosset

Dr. Rosalie de Rosset is a professor of Literature, English and Homiletics at Moody Bible Institute where she has worked for more than four decades. She earned her M.A. in English from Northeastern Illinois University, M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric from The University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to teaching, she regularly appears on Moody Radio programs as a guest and co-host, and speaks at conferences and seminars. She lives on the North Side of Chicago.

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Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live, one hour of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.

Chris Fabry Live

Chris Fabry Live is designed to build up the spiritual immune system of the Christian man and woman. As you walk through the journey of faith called the Christian life, you meet new people, learn new things, laugh, cry and, most importantly, grow in your understanding of God. With his sense of humor, sense of people and no sense of direction, host Chris Fabry treks that journey with you each weekday. Current events and issues, caller interaction, special guests and a few surprises all complement each other on this program. Chris Fabry Live challenges and encourages listeners in their journeys of faith.