Why, How, and What to Read

Stream or download the audio recording from this breakout session titled Why, How, and What to Read with Karen Swallow Prior that was delivered at The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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 you read but how you read that cultivates virtue. Reading good literature well requires numerous virtues, such as patience, diligence, and prudence. And learning to wisely judge a character in a book, in turn, forms the reader’s own character. Whether you are an avid and able reader of good literature or would like to become one, this workshop will encourage and assist you in reading intentionally, widely, and well.