Treating a text as sacred means we believe it can talk to us about anything

An illustration of three books, with titles shown on their spines. The titles are Bravery, Tradition, and Inclusion. A small rat peeks from behind one of the books.

Usually, we pick themes fairly randomly. But you're welcome to submit a theme if you think of one! You can search for themes that have been used in the episodes here.

Any big topic can be applied to any chapter of a good book — in fact that is part of what is at stake in what we do. The only theme we always do is that we end each book on the theme of love.

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