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Dr. Ransom's adventures and spiritual education continue in Perelandra, book two of C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy. He voyages to the Edenic planet Venus where he must wage spiritual and physical war against the forces of evil. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
Starting with the 1938 publication of Out of the Silent Planet, C. S. Lewis turned science fiction upside-down with his Space Trilogy. He rejected the evolutionary, dehumanizing trends in sci-fi and offered instead a worldview that acknowledges the inherent value of all created beings. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
The fierce Furies are transformed into "the kindly ones" in The Eumenides, the play that not only concludes the Oresteia on a hopeful note but also features the first-ever jury trial in recorded Western literature. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
The second play in the Oresteia introduces our title character Orestes and complicates the trilogy's themes of revenge and justice. Can righteous motives, or even a command from a god, ever justify murder? I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
First staged nearly 2500 years ago, The Oresteia is a trilogy of tragic dramas written by Greek playwright Aeschylus. As the only tragic trilogy that survives from the Hellenistic world, The Oresteia gives us insight into the structure and style of ancient theater. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
Isaac Asimov's Second Foundation develops psychology into a science of mind control, giving its members enormous power all across the galaxy. Unfortunately, freedom and individuality must be sacrificed to achieve such power. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
In Book 2 of Asimov's trilogy, new threats arise to Hari Seldon's Foundation. First a general of the fading Galactic Empire and then a mutant known as The Mule jeopardize Seldon's plan to maintain civilization in a barbaric universe. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov wrote his celebrated Foundation trilogy in his twenties, as he worked for the US Navy and toiled through graduate school. The trilogy was inspired by Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and explores Asimov's innovative concept of "psychohistory." I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
In The Return of the King, we witness the blossoming of virtues that were just seeds at the start of the trilogy: simple hobbit virtues of humility, tenacity, hopefulness, and, above all, faithful friendship. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
The middle book of the Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, raises questions about Tolkien's understanding of good and evil. His heroes confront terrifying powers of darkness, but Tolkien shows us that evil is blind, self-destructive, and pitiful in contrast to goodness. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien developed through a difficult childhood into a man of endurance and imagination. Philology was his first love, and out of his invented languages came the world of Middle-Earth, complete with history and legend, geography and cosmology, and of course the characters whom readers learned to love in his masterpiece The Lord of the Rings. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
After Dante confesses and repents at the top of Mt. Purgatory, he can finally return to the way of truth and follow Beatrice into heaven. And in Paradiso, the culmination of The Divine Comedy, we learn how love for God's created beings can be transformed into love for God Himself. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
After Inferno corrected Dante the pilgrim's disordered understanding of sin and justice, Purgatorio teaches him positive truths about virtue and freedom. Further spiritual formation awaits him in Paradiso, but at the summit of Mount Purgatory he has received a full education in self-knowledge and self-control. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
Dante Alighieri's epic poem is a 'comedia' in the classical sense, using the Italian vernacular and an upward-moving storyline. The Divine Comedy's first part, Inferno, features 'contrapasso,' a guiding principle for sin's punishment in which divine justice merges with man's free will. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
Wang Lung's grandson, Wang Yuan, tries to create a life for himself balanced between the traditions of his fathers and the freedoms of a new culture. Meanwhile, author Pearl S. Buck uses one of her characters to criticize Christianity, a faith which she believes the Chinese people will never embrace. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
The second book of Pearl Buck's House of Earth trilogy surprises us by echoing the first book: Wang Lung's son, Wang the Tiger, tragically finds new ways to repeat many of his father's worst mistakes. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
Author of The Good Earth and its sequels, Pearl S. Buck wrote hundreds of realistic and sympathetic stories about China and its people, stories that helped lessen the barrier of misunderstanding between American and Asian cultures. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
N. D. Wilson widens the gap between good and evil in The Chestnut King, the finale of his 100 Cupboards trilogy. In contrasting Henry York's self-giving magic with the witch's predatory magic, Wilson affirms the truth that self-sacrifice ultimately leads to abundant life. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
In the second book of N. D. Wilson's 100 Cupboards trilogy, our hero Henry York grapples with who he is and who he wants to be. We begin to glimpse N. D. Wilson's vision of a truly good life: one that is lived tenaciously and unreservedly for others. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
This week we embark on a new trilogy! Drawing from sources as diverse as The Magician's Nephew and The Wizard of Oz, the 100 Cupboards series by N. D. Wilson shows us what American fantasy looks like (baseball is central!) and teaches us to view our own, real world as magical. I'm Rachelle Ferguson of Kittywham Productions, and Unknown Friends is my biweekly book review podcast. Visit the Unknown Friends homepage at www.kittywhamproductions.com/podcast. To learn more about me and my work as a Christian playwright, explore my website at www.kittywhamproductions.com. Support the podcast and access exclusive content: www.patreon.com/unknownfriends Get in touch with me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachelle.ferguson Connect with me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kittywhamproductions Email me: kittywham@gmail.com Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a quick review, and share with your book-loving friends!
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