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Homecoming Magazine recently ran an entire issue on faith and literature and one of the centerpieces was Gloria Gaither’s interview with Walter Wangerin Jr. in which they discuss his new book, Everlasting Is the Past, the Rabbit Room, and a whole lot more. Here’s an excerpt:
GLORIA: Walt, how have you been? I haven’t heard from you in forever, and it makes me sad.
WALT WANGERIN: I am … stable. The last time I went to the oncologist, it seemed that all levels were the same. I was about 160 pounds, and that time, I stayed. Every other time, I was losing weight. So the last report—good.
GLORIA: Stable, good. Well, it’s been a long time, and I was so excited to get your new book, Everlasting Is the Past. Can I tell you how excited I am that you published it with the Rabbit Room group?
WALT: I had met one of the singer/songwriters, and then several years back I was invited to speak at one of their seminars. I thought they were just wonderful! How they went about things, their youthful enthusiasm … their Christianity is not cloying at all. Anyway, I decided to help them.
GLORIA: Andrew Peterson has been a friend, and he has taught twice at our Songwriting Intensive that we do here in June, and he’s just one of my favorite people. It’s deep and broad content writing … and the other people in that group seem to be on that wavelength, so that’s a good thing.
Read the entire interview at the Homecoming Magazine website. Everlasting Is the Past is available in the Rabbit Room store.