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Just the Best Literature

Hosted by Dennis Leap

Just the Best Literature is designed to inspire you to not only read printed books, but to read only the very best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles. Just the Best Literature is the biggest international book club you could ever belong to—for just the price of a few books, which you get to keep. Tuning in will help you develop the skills necessary to gain more value from what you are currently reading. Dennis Leap will give you tips on how to read more effectively, how to analyze what you read, how to think more deeply about what you read, and how to discuss books in scintillating discussions with your friends and family. Come join the conversation.

#97: Introduction to George Orwell’s Dystopian Classic 1984

Aired Monday, January 15, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   25 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses George Orwell’s life as the backdrop for his mind chilling book, 1984. Orwell’s early life is very similar to Winston Churchill’s.

#96: Final Thoughts on Thomas More’s Utopia, Part 2

Aired Monday, January 8, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   28 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses the Utopia that is sure to come to the entire earth.

#95: Final Thoughts on Thomas More’s Utopia

Aired Monday, January 1, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses why there is no Utopia on earth today.

#94: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses Book Two of Thomas More’s Utopia, Pt. 2

Aired Monday, December 25, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deryle Hope and Deborah Leap discuss Utopian culture: travel, the importance of seeking pleasure, marriage and divorce, discipline for pre-marital sex and euthanasia.

#93: The 60-Plus Panel Discusses Book Two of Thomas More’s Utopia

Aired Monday, December 18, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deryle Hope and Deborah Leap discuss the environment, cities, and occupations on the island nation of Utopia.

#92: The 60-plus Panel Discusses Book one of Thomas More’s Utopia, Pt. 2

Aired Monday, December 11, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   28 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deborah Leap and Deryle Hope discuss Raphael Hythloday’s
reasons for not wanting to serve a king—from book one of Thomas More’s Utopia.

#91: The 60-plus Panel Discusses Book one of Thomas More’s Utopia

Aired Monday, December 4, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, Deborah Leap and Deryle Hope discuss an overview of book one of Thomas More’s Utopia.

#90: Introduction to JBL's Fall Series: Utopian and Dystopian Literature

Aired Monday, November 27, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   52 minutes

Host Dennis Leap defines and discusses the genres of utopian and dystopian literature.

#89: The Story of Job

Aired Monday, November 20, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   34 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses the story of Job taken from the Old Testament. This book of the Bible answers the question why God permits human suffering.

This book contains some of the most wonderful poetry in Western literature.

#88: How the King James Bible Is Organized

Aired Monday, November 13, 2017   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses how the Bible is organized. It is not like any other book. You cannot understand it by reading it from front to back.

The Bible is a coded book. Much like a jigsaw puzzle, all of its various pieces must be put together to fully understand it.