A life of books. A life of soul. Karen Swallow Prior poignantly and humorously weaves the two, until it’s hard to tell one life from the other.
Booked draws on classics like Great Expectations, delights such as Charlotte’s Web, the poetry of Hopkins and Donne, and more.
This thoughtful, straight-up memoir will be pure pleasure for book-lovers, teachers, and anyone who has struggled to find a way to articulate the inexpressible through a love of story.
Words About Booked
“Ever wished you’d had a teacher who made you want to read the classics? Your wish has come true in this beautifully-told book. Karen Swallow Prior movingly and honestly tells a compelling story of self-discovery and coming to faith through some of the greatest books ever written.”
—Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
“In a time when 140-character sound bytes rule the day, great works of literature often go undiscovered. We need to journey back through these works and mine their wisdom, and Karen Swallow Prior is the perfect tour guide.”
—Jonathan Merritt, critically-acclaimed author of A Faith of Our Own and Green Like God
“One of the many ways God woos us to himself is through the words and worlds created by the literary greats. Books have left indelible marks of grace in Karen’s life; her moving, deeply personal meditation left an indelible mark of grace on me. I can’t recommend Booked highly enough.”
Katelyn Beaty, managing editor Christianity Today magazine