This week, Danny Anderson is joined by Rachel Pieh Jones to discuss her new book from Plough Publishing, 'Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus.' Jones discusses her life as a Christian in the Horn of Africa and how living among followers of Islam gave her new insight into and appreciation for her own Christianity.
This week, Danny Anderson is pleased to present a wide-ranging interview with Yahia Lababidi, an Egyptian-American poet, about his recent collection of aphorisms, Where Epics Fail. The aphorism is an ancient form of poetic wisdom, and we discuss what that form offers the modern world. In addition, Lababidi discusses his experiences an an Egyptian immigrant to America before an after the Trump presidency. Other topics include: the value of silence and solitude, how to be gracious and merciful while living in community with others, the challenges of social media, and the significance of alien invasion films!
Where Epics Fail: Book Trailer and Purchase Information
PBS Newshour Profile of Yahia and his Work