sv podcast – Reading Genesis (and beyond)

The one where we do a Bible study … well, sort of!

For April’s podcast, Darren & Holly review Marilynne Robinson’s latest book, Reading Genesis. As our erudite listeners may know, Marilynne Robinson is a much-admired American Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and essayist.

How can Holly and Darren match the AMAZING quotes about Robinson and about her book? For example:

“Her work defines universal truths about what it means to be human.” Barack Obama
“A work of exceptional wisdom and imagination.” Rowan Williams
“A brilliant and dramatic close reading of the first book of the Bible focussing on the complex relationship with humankind.” Virago

OK, that last quote was from Marilynne Robinson’s publishers, but even so, it’s been getting raves!

Listen to what Holly & Darren make of it … and let us know if you’ve read it too. And join in the wider conversation about our relationships with the Bible. Find out why you might want to take your Bible out for a coffee ….

This podcast was recorded on Thursday 4 April 2024. Available from Apple Podcasts , TuneIn Radio, and via your favourite podcast App. Duration: 48’57 minutes. Theme music and stings by Nicolai Heidlas.

Reading Genesis by Marilynne Robinson
New Yorker Review
Marilynne Robinson on the Conversations with Tyler Podcast (on Calvinism)
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The Book of the People by A.N. Wilson (Atlantic Books)
A History of the Bible by John Barton (Penguin paperback)
Inspired by Rachel Held Evans
Faith Adjacent podcast
Seen and Unseen website
Extra coffee & Bible content on our smallVOICE Substack 

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