Paul Elie, author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage will be Krista Tippett's guest on this weekend's edition of "Speaking of Faith," public radio's national conversation about belief, meaning, ethics, and ideas. In The Life You Save May Be Your Own, Elie has written about four influential 20th-century thinkers and writers: Trappist monk and author Thomas Merton, southern writer Flannery O'Connor, philosophical novelist Walker Percy, and journalist and social activist Dorothy Day. These individuals will be at the center of the discussion between Tippett and Elie on this week's show, "Faith Fired by Literature." scheduled to air this weekend on radio stations across the country.
You can listen to "Faith Fired by Literature" on your local affiliate of American Public Media or online. Find a station in your area or to listen at anytime via free streaming audio from the show's home page using RealPlayer. Whether or not you listen to the program, I strongly encourage you to check out the webpage dedicated to this program. It contains a complete description of the program, broken down according to program time, as well as quotes from the program, book excerpts, photographs, identification of the music played in the program, and links to outside resources. It is truly a beautifully designed wealth of information. This is true for each of "Speaking of Faith's" programs. Each has its own webpage on which resources are generously shared with the program's audience. Krista Tippett and her team do a beautiful job with this radio program.