294 episodes

3 guys—a pastor, a scholar, and their gleeful provocateur—discuss the great books. We take God and literature seriously—but the second one not overly so.

The Bookening Warhorn Media

    • Arts
    • 4.4 • 161 Ratings

3 guys—a pastor, a scholar, and their gleeful provocateur—discuss the great books. We take God and literature seriously—but the second one not overly so.

    A Farewell to Arms/The Stranger

    A Farewell to Arms/The Stranger

    The Bookening discusses A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway and The Stranger by Albert Camus.

    • 2 hr 6 min
    Fathers and Sons

    Fathers and Sons

    The Bookening reads Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Bridge to Terabithia/The Little Prince

    Bridge to Terabithia/The Little Prince

    The Bookening talks about Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson, and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

    • 2 hr 14 min
    Pride and Prejudice Redux

    Pride and Prejudice Redux

    The Bookening returns to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

    • 2 hr 12 min
    State of the Show/2022 Booklist/Ender's Game Trial

    State of the Show/2022 Booklist/Ender's Game Trial

    How is the Bookening moving forward? What are we reading in 2022? Was Ender's Game a good novel?

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Help us out this Christmas, and sorry about that last episode

    Help us out this Christmas, and sorry about that last episode

    Help us out this Christmas!

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

Jerswife ,

So weird

You guys are so funny. I love the books you guys read have increased my to be read list. Thank you!

ColeyBlackall ,

Keep trying to like it

I’ve listened to this podcast off and on for almost 4 years.. and it continues to disappoint me. The banter is really uninteresting. I fast forward most of it trying to find good content to listen to. I keep coming back to see if it’s improved because I feel like I like the hosts as people most of the time and when they wholeheartedly love a book (like Ishiguro) the podcasts are so great. But most of the time they seem to criticize books and it’s just frustrating to listen to. They rarely second guess their criticisms, try to check each other’s critiques and often I feel like they misjudge and just REALLY didn’t understand the book. Or have a bizarre standard by which all books should fall into some predictable redemption arch or something. Not sure. Just here to say, I’ve really REALLY given you guys lots of second chances and every time I see you’ve done and episode on a book I like I come to listen and am disappointed because it felt like a big waste of time. I hope you improve.

Some Other^3 Guy ,

Guys really know how to read

Love love love this podcast! It's making me a better reader.

Update: Too much wittering. Maybe focus on fewer projects.

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