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Strong Women

Mar 20, 2024

Stories have a profound way of shaping us. They form our attention, affections, and our character, for better or worse. That’s why reading what’s good, true, and beautiful mattersand this takes practice. Jessica Hooten Wilson returns to the podcast to help us embrace the practice of reading as a means of spiritual formation.  


Doubts and hard questions are a welcome part of the Christian life. But many young Christians today are being encouraged to “deconstruct” their faith. Culture becomes the standard of truth instead of Scripture, and many young believers walk away from faith altogether. To help the Church offer a better way to those who are deconstructing, Alisa Childers and Tim Barnett have written The Deconstruction of Christianity. They define what deconstruction really is, why it’s appealing to so many, and why it’s harmful. They also equip us to love those who are deconstructing by welcoming the hard questions while also upholding truth. This month, get a copy of The Deconstruction of Christianity by giving a gift of any amount to the Colson Center at 

Reading for the Love of God by Jessica Hooten Wilson 

The Scandal of Holiness by Jessica Hooten Wilson  

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky  

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri 

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 

The Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton  

The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor  

On Christian Doctrine by St. Augustine 

Elisabeth Elliot: A Life by Lucy S.R. Austen 

 A Voice from the South by Anna Julia Cooper 

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