If you’re like me, you’ve been continuing to miss the Dr. Rosalie de Rosset classic book club on the former Moody program Midday Connection, along with the book club that hosts Anita Lustrea and Lori Neff began. I keep coming in contact with other people on social media who long for it back again as well. I have good news! Anita and Lori have begun a new book club again on Anita’s podcast, “Faith Conversations.” Lori Neff is now in the publishing industry with IVP, and a great one for book suggestions. I am so pleased to have a new program to listen to! Their first book club pick is: “When Mockingbirds Sing,” by Billy Coffey. They will be discussing the read in a later podcast. Check it out!
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Today I was shocked to learn that my favorite Moody Radio program, Midday Connection, is being cancelled and will air for the last time on Friday, Sept. 18. I certainly am one of the many listeners who I’m sure are grieving right now. It might sound sort of funny to grieve over the loss of a radio show. Midday Connection has been around for 20+ years, and I know that it has been a major player in shaping how I think about life and all things spiritual.
Midday, through their hosts Melinda Schmidt, Anita Lustrea, and Lori Neff, along with their many wonderful guests over the years have taught me so many things. Through listening to their in-depth, intellectual conversations, I’ve learned to look at things from a different angle, get perspective, grow spiritually, learn to love God more, learn to think critically, and form my own theologies in living daily life. I know God has used this show to teach me so many spiritual skills that I don’t know where I’d be without today. I’ve often felt their programs were like a college course or therapy session I could always use.
Through the magic of audio, one has a sense of being in close relationship with another, even though they’d never met. When I sat down at my computer with my headphones and listened to Anita or Melinda, I felt like they were familiar friends. I’ve also had the honor of Lori Neff commenting on this blog! 🙂
I know the YouPick and WePick book clubs will be greatly missed on booklearned, along with Dr. Rosalie de Rosset’s great talks that always hit the mark. Many’s the time I’ve pumped my fist in the air and cheered to hear someone say something so right with such certainty and passion. (Love her! She needs her own podcast.)
You can listen to the original announcement made by Collin Lambert on the show last Thursday by clicking here. Rosalie de Rosset was a guest on that program, talking about the book, “East of Eden,” by John Steinbeck, literature in general, plus several other good books she recommended.
Hi there! Hope you’re all having a wonderful summer! If you’re looking for a perfect summer read, I’ll suggest one of my top all-time favorites: “Christy,” by Catherine Marshall. This is one of the few books I’ve re-read and got more out of the second time around. Many people have been impacted by the semi-biographical story of Christy Huddleston (based on the author’s mother), who travels to the Great Smoky Mountains pre-WWI era to teach school to the poverty-stricken community of Cutter Gap.
This is a rerun episode of the Midday Connection WePick Book Club, but I don’t believe I’ve ever posted it on here, so you can listen for a limited time (up to a year post air-date) by clicking here. Enjoy!
What are you reading? That was the discussion of the day on Midday Connection’s program of Jul 20. I listened to it under past programs (which you can do as well by clicking here and listening for free for up to a year after airdate). Excited readers phoned in to talk about their current books,– fiction or non fiction, good or bad. If you’re looking for your next summer read, you may just pick up some good titles to jot down on for your next trip to the library!
The new YouPick Book Club aired today and will be available for free for up to a year after airdate. This time around, the discussion is on the fiction novel, “How Sweet the Sound,” by Amy Sorrells. It sounds like it’s on some heavy topics but Midday always has good, deep conversations!
There is no poll to vote for the next book club book, only some summer recommendations from the hosts of Midday Connection:
Coming May 6th, Midday Connection will air it’s next WePick book club w/ Dr. Rosalie de Rosset. This time around, the discussion will center around Pearl S. Buck’s classic, The Good Earth. Program can also be listened to post-air date (free for up to a year). I can’t wait to find out what the next book will be!