All stores are open. See our trading hours
FREE SHIPPING FOR AUSTRALIAN WEB ORDERS OVER $99
WISHLISTS
All stores are open. See our trading hours
eBook

On Reading Well

eBook|Sep 2018
Product Rating: 0

$20.64

Publishers Weekly starred review A Best Book of 2018 in Religion, Publishers Weekly Reading great literature well has the power to cultivate virtue. Great literature increases knowledge of and desire for the good life by...


Instant download

Expected to ship tomorrow from Australia.

Read using our free app on your tablet or mobile!

Free Shipping
for orders over $99.

You May Also Like

On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life Through Great Books Hardback
$26.99
$26.99
in stock
eBook
Reading is Believing eBook
$26.71
$26.71
in stock
New ArrivaleBook
On the Spectrum eBook
$20.64
$20.64
in stock
eBook
One Step Closer eBook
$20.65
$20.65
in stock
eBook
God Does Not... eBook
$20.65
$20.65
in stock
eBook
Everyday Apocalypse eBook
$20.65
$20.65
in stock
eBook
Be Not Afraid eBook
$22.67
$22.67
in stock
eBook
Living Into Focus eBook
$22.67
$22.67
in stock
eBook
Creating a Spiritual Legacy eBook
$22.67
$22.67
in stock
eBook
Human Being and Becoming eBook
$20.65
$20.65
in stock

Publishers Weekly starred review
A Best Book of 2018 in Religion,
Publishers Weekly

Reading great literature well has the power to cultivate virtue. Great literature increases knowledge of and desire for the good life by showing readers what virtue looks like and where vice leads. It is not just what one reads but how one reads that cultivates virtue. Reading good literature well requires one to practice numerous virtues, such as patience, diligence, and prudence. And learning to judge wisely a character in a book, in turn, forms the reader's own character.

Acclaimed author Karen Swallow Prior takes readers on a guided tour through works of great literature both ancient and modern, exploring twelve virtues that philosophers and theologians throughout history have identified as most essential for good character and the good life. In reintroducing ancient virtues that are as relevant and essential today as ever, Prior draws on the best classical and Christian thinkers, including Aristotle, Aquinas, and Augustine. Covering authors from Henry Fielding to Cormac McCarthy, Jane Austen to George Saunders, and Flannery O'Connor to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Prior explores some of the most compelling universal themes found in the pages of classic books, helping readers learn to love life, literature, and God through their encounters with great writing. In examining works by these authors and more, Prior shows why virtues such as prudence, temperance, humility, and patience are still necessary for human flourishing and civil society. The book includes end-of-chapter reflection questions geared toward book club discussions, features original artwork throughout, and includes a foreword from Leland Ryken.

-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 521726
  • Product Code 9781493415465
  • ISBN 1493415468
  • EAN 9781493415465
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Brazos Press
  • Publication Date Sep 2018
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 13.03 MB (EPUB)

Bestsellers in Christian Living

Bestseller
Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life Paperback
$27.99
$27.99
in stock
Don't Give the Enemy a Seat At Your Table: It's Time to Win the Battle of Your Mind... Hardback
$26.39
$32.99
$26.39
$32.99
in stock
Holier Than Thou: How God's Holiness Helps Us Trust Him Paperback
$19.99
$24.99
$19.99
$24.99
in stock
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life Paperback
$22.99
$22.99
in stock
Bestseller
What on Earth Am I Here For? (The Purpose Driven Life Series) Paperback
$22.99
$22.99
in stock
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith Paperback
$19.99
$19.99
in stock
Enjoying God: Experience the Power and Love of God in Everyday Life Paperback
$19.99
$19.99
in stock