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Ep. 59: Silence + The Road Back to You

Time for a books episode, where we each talk about a book we recently read and recommend. In this conversation, Haley and I dive in to a novel from the 1960s that’s recently seen a resurgence, and a brand-new work of nonfiction.

Haley talks about Shusaku Endo’s Silence, a based-on-true-facts story which has recently been made into a movie by Martin Scorsese, and she relays a bit of history none of us knew much about until this story released. I talk about The Road Back to You by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile, a new book taking an approachable position to the Enneagram, an ancient personality profiling process, and a dive a little into what the Enneagram has personality meant for me the past few years.

silence and the road back to you

We get into a tiny bit of theology, particularly in one way Protestants and Catholics differ, and we explore the idea of suffering, and how easy it is for us as a culture to say things like, “Oh, of course I would do the right thing” in a challenging setting—but would we? And what is the right thing when it’s unclear?

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