Book Discussion Led by Paul Sanner

Hello Everyone,

I hope this finds you well and enjoying the summer, strange as it is.


If you haven't decided yet on your next reading endeavor -- I would like to invite you to read along with me...

A Song to Sing, A Life to LIve: Reflections on Music as Spiritual Practice.

by Don Saliers and Emily Saliers

(father and daughter)


Don Saliers is  Theologian-in-Residence at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.  He is also the chaplain for the American Guild of Organists -- I always enjoy his writing in our journal.  I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Saliers eight summers ago -- he was on the faculty of a congregational life and music fellowship program I attended at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.    Here is his bio page.


Emily Saliers is one-half of The Indigo Girls, an indie-folk-rock (progressive?) (my description) duo who released their first album in 1987 and are still going strong.  She is also a solo performer and recording artist.  Read more about Emily here.


Below you will find links to podcasts featuring the authors, and a Spotify playlist of Indigo Girls music.


If you're interested in joining in this endeavor, please let me know (   We'll allow some time to get started on the book, and then make plans to meet virtually and/or outdoors for conversation and music listening.   Depending on how many of us are reading along, and our schedules, etc., I envision 1 - 3 gatherings of some kind between late August and the beginning of prohibitively cool weather for non-active outdoor enjoyment.


Thanks very much.  I look forward to hearing from you and reading with you.


Peace be with you.

Paul Sanner


Interviews and Music:


The Indigo Girls were guests on the NPR show "On Being" (Krista Tippet, host)


And longer ago, so was Don Saliers (with Edward Foley)


Here is Don Saliers more recently (this spring) on "The Weight", a podcast from Oxford University United Methodist Church.


Indigo Girls Playlist