Dordt College News

Schaap novel is topic of national radio broadcast Jan. 8

January 5, 2009


A novel by James Calvin Schaap, Sioux Center, will be the featured topic on the Jan. 8 broadcast of Midday Connections, which was voted the 2008 radio program of the year by National Religious Broadcasters.

This WMBI broadcast originates at Moody Radio, a division of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Illinois. Midday Connections is a one hour broadcast, beginning each day at 11:50 a.m.

Hosted by Anita Lustrea, Thursday’s featured guests are Rosalie de Rosset and author James Schaap, who is a professor of English at Dordt College in Sioux Center.

Romey’s Place is the selected work to be discussed. Romey’s Place is Schaap’s fourth novel, published by Baker Books in 1999. It is a coming of age story about two boys growing up in a small predominantly Dutch Reformed town in Wisconsin in the ’60s. A theme of grace and undeserved love emerges as an adolescent raised in a loving, Christian home views the chaotic, dysfunctional surroundings of his friend with an angry, psychotic father.

Romey’s Place is available at the Dordt College Bookstore and from online book retailers.

The WMBI broadcast can be heard live on the web.

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