Kafka on Reading Books

I just finished listening to Krista Tippet’s interview with Walter Brueggemann, which was interesting on many levels, not the least for this quote by Kafka on reading books. If only we could always read the Bible as the “ax for the frozen sea within us”! The best literature, and the kind of thing we strive to publish in Relief, will disrupt our habitual lives and refresh our orientation to the world – and to the Scriptures.

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About Brad Fruhauff

Brad Fruhauff is the Writing and Communications Specialist at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL, Contributing Editor at Sapientia, and a Senior Editor at Relief. His poems and reviews have appeared in BooksandCulture.com, Christianity & Literature, Rock & Sling, *catapult, and the Englewood Review of Books, and his poems have been anthologized in Not Yet Christmas: An Advent Reader and How to Write a Poem. He lives in Evanston with his wife and two sons.

Brad Fruhauff is the Writing and Communications Specialist at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL, Contributing Editor at Sapientia, and a Senior Editor at Relief. His poems and reviews have appeared in BooksandCulture.com, Christianity & Literature, Rock & Sling, *catapult, and the Englewood Review of Books, and his poems have been anthologized in Not Yet Christmas: An Advent Reader and How to Write a Poem. He lives in Evanston with his wife and two sons.

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  1. I clicked over and read the full quote, that is a powerful! Thanks for sharing.

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