A Conversation with Nancy Koester on Harriet Beecher Stowe


An ordained Lutheran minister and a spiritual director, Nancy Koester has taught religion and church history at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, and at Augsburg College, Minneapolis.

She is also author of Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life, which Booklist (in a starred review) has called “an accessible and absorbing interpretive biography” and “a top-notch read.”

We recently enjoyed the opportunity to sit down and talk with Koester about her new book — and about the (groundbreaking) life and (tumultuous) times of the “little woman” behind Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

First, check out the teaser trailer . . .

. . . then, if you’re as intrigued as we think you will be, watch the entire interview or read more about the book below:

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About Nancy Koester’s Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life

“So you’re the little woman who started this big war,” Abraham Lincoln is said to have quipped when he…

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