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The Bookening is a book club for Christians produced by Warhorn Media. Our format is a podcast where three guys talk about the great books. And by great books, we don't mean what's on the New York Times bestseller list, or whatever dumb paperback your mom picked up at at Wal-Mart because all the ladies are talking about it. We mean the great books. Jane Austen, Dickens, Shakespeare, Steinbeck, Tolstoy. That sort of thing. 

We generally do one book a month, and release 2-3 hour-ish episodes regarding said book. The number of episodes on any given books varies because, y'know, some books generate more discussion than others. For example, we got three episodes out of John Steinbeck's East of Eden, and probably could have got three more if we'd had the time and energy. We only got one out of Winnie the Pooh. We fill the other weeks with one-offs on additional books, movies made from books, and literary discussions in general. 

Our panel features 3 real-life friends and lit-lovers: 

Jake is associate pastor of Clearnote Church in Bloomington, Indiana, and executive director of Wahorn Media. He's the kind of guy who falls hard for the good books, and kinda-sorta really resents the bad ones. He provides the moral center of our discussions, and also much of the passion. Or whatever the non-hack-pastor word for passion is. 

Brandon has a Phd. Abd of English literature, although now he works in land and oil. Which tells you everything you need to know about him. He's a down-home-humble-Texas boy-made-good who just happens to know everything about literature and literary history and literary theory and all that jazz. He brings the brains and provides the broader context for each book. He is smart, but not a jerk about it. 

Nathan is Creative Director of Wahorn Media. He's the podcast's host and also its resident Id and gleeful provocateur. He believes that great literature should be not just enlightening but also fun, and so should great literature podcasts. He tries to keep the conversation moving, and make sure it doesn't get too self-important or lame. He also enjoys long walks on the beach. 

But The Bookening is more than three guys. We really do think of it as a community for Christians to come and read and discuss literature, and the most gratifying part of doing it is the conversations we get to have about books with all kinds of different readers and listeners along the way. 

So if you've always wanted to read Pride and Prejudice or Dracula or Anna Karenina, or if you did read them and had no clue how to approach them or what to think about them, The Bookening is for you. We provide historical and literary context, gossip about the characters, try to learn the good lessons, reject the bad ones, and have fun doing it. Yay us!
Tiers
Worthwhile Human Person
$4 or more per month 18 patrons
The most obvious reward that comes with this tier is the ability to sleep peacefully at night, knowing you are a decent human being. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content.
Exceptional Human Person
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
You'll get access to the exclusive Patreon feed plus a specialized shout-out in every episode.
Sensational Human Person
$15 or more per month 1 patron
Same prizes as exceptional human person, only you're sensational (!!!!)
Hero
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
You hero you. You get the same bonus content as the worthwhile human beings and exceptional human persons, only you are a hero. PLUS: get our ALL NEW annual Bookening T-SHIRT!!! AND HELP DECIDE WHAT IT SAYS!!!


That's right, our heroes are getting in the merch business. Each year we'll make a t-shirt featuring one of your favorite quotes from the show—quotes nominated and voted on exclusively by supporters of $25 and up. So, for those of you keeping track, that's:


—Exclusive behind the scenes content

—An awesome donor shout out in each episode

—Free annual Bookening quotable t-shirt THAT YOU HELPED DESIGN

Legendary Hero of Yore
$50 or more per month 8 patrons
You get everything everybody else gets. Plus you'll get a copy of each month's book signed by our heroes with personalized messages in time to read along with each episode. 
Galactic Hero
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Everything everybody else gets. Plus you get to add one book of your own choosing to our episode list each year. AND make an appearance on said episode if you so choose (some limits and exclusions apply, but we'll work with ya within reason).
Goals
$569 of $1,000 per month
We will record an epic series on Lord of the Rings. We have a lot to say about this one.  
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The Bookening is a book club for Christians produced by Warhorn Media. Our format is a podcast where three guys talk about the great books. And by great books, we don't mean what's on the New York Times bestseller list, or whatever dumb paperback your mom picked up at at Wal-Mart because all the ladies are talking about it. We mean the great books. Jane Austen, Dickens, Shakespeare, Steinbeck, Tolstoy. That sort of thing. 

We generally do one book a month, and release 2-3 hour-ish episodes regarding said book. The number of episodes on any given books varies because, y'know, some books generate more discussion than others. For example, we got three episodes out of John Steinbeck's East of Eden, and probably could have got three more if we'd had the time and energy. We only got one out of Winnie the Pooh. We fill the other weeks with one-offs on additional books, movies made from books, and literary discussions in general. 

Our panel features 3 real-life friends and lit-lovers: 

Jake is associate pastor of Clearnote Church in Bloomington, Indiana, and executive director of Wahorn Media. He's the kind of guy who falls hard for the good books, and kinda-sorta really resents the bad ones. He provides the moral center of our discussions, and also much of the passion. Or whatever the non-hack-pastor word for passion is. 

Brandon has a Phd. Abd of English literature, although now he works in land and oil. Which tells you everything you need to know about him. He's a down-home-humble-Texas boy-made-good who just happens to know everything about literature and literary history and literary theory and all that jazz. He brings the brains and provides the broader context for each book. He is smart, but not a jerk about it. 

Nathan is Creative Director of Wahorn Media. He's the podcast's host and also its resident Id and gleeful provocateur. He believes that great literature should be not just enlightening but also fun, and so should great literature podcasts. He tries to keep the conversation moving, and make sure it doesn't get too self-important or lame. He also enjoys long walks on the beach. 

But The Bookening is more than three guys. We really do think of it as a community for Christians to come and read and discuss literature, and the most gratifying part of doing it is the conversations we get to have about books with all kinds of different readers and listeners along the way. 

So if you've always wanted to read Pride and Prejudice or Dracula or Anna Karenina, or if you did read them and had no clue how to approach them or what to think about them, The Bookening is for you. We provide historical and literary context, gossip about the characters, try to learn the good lessons, reject the bad ones, and have fun doing it. Yay us!

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Tiers
Worthwhile Human Person
$4 or more per month 18 patrons
The most obvious reward that comes with this tier is the ability to sleep peacefully at night, knowing you are a decent human being. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content.
Exceptional Human Person
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
You'll get access to the exclusive Patreon feed plus a specialized shout-out in every episode.
Sensational Human Person
$15 or more per month 1 patron
Same prizes as exceptional human person, only you're sensational (!!!!)
Hero
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
You hero you. You get the same bonus content as the worthwhile human beings and exceptional human persons, only you are a hero. PLUS: get our ALL NEW annual Bookening T-SHIRT!!! AND HELP DECIDE WHAT IT SAYS!!!


That's right, our heroes are getting in the merch business. Each year we'll make a t-shirt featuring one of your favorite quotes from the show—quotes nominated and voted on exclusively by supporters of $25 and up. So, for those of you keeping track, that's:


—Exclusive behind the scenes content

—An awesome donor shout out in each episode

—Free annual Bookening quotable t-shirt THAT YOU HELPED DESIGN

Legendary Hero of Yore
$50 or more per month 8 patrons
You get everything everybody else gets. Plus you'll get a copy of each month's book signed by our heroes with personalized messages in time to read along with each episode. 
Galactic Hero
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Everything everybody else gets. Plus you get to add one book of your own choosing to our episode list each year. AND make an appearance on said episode if you so choose (some limits and exclusions apply, but we'll work with ya within reason).