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Strong Women

Jun 5, 2024

You and I are not machines. We are trees. That’s just one of the beautiful observations in Joy Clarkson’s latest book, You Are a Tree: And Other Metaphors to Nourish Life, Thought, and Prayer. Joy joins us this week for a delightful conversation about metaphors and how they deepen our understanding of the human experience, including love, sadness, creativity, and even our own humanity. 


The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 

Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry 

A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket 

Daniel Deronda by George Eliot 

Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane by Andrew Graham-Dixon  

Secrets of God: Writings of Hildegard of Bingen translated by Sabina Flanagan  


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