Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Church People: The Lutherans of Lake Wobegon” as Want to Read:
Church People: The Lutherans of Lake Wobegon
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Church People: The Lutherans of Lake Wobegon

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  82 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Skits, songs, stories, and more from A Prairie Home Companion reveal the secret world of a stalwart people.

When you fly Lutheran Air, there’s no first class, meals are potluck with assignments by rows (rows 1-6, bring rolls; rows, 7-15, salad), all fares are by freewill offering, and the plane doesn’t land until the budget is met.

Welcome to the Land of Lutherans, where pe
Audio CD, Abridged, 0 pages
Published September 2nd 2009 by HighBridge Company (first published 2009)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Church People, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Church People

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: essays, audiobook
I bought this audiobook to introduce my husband to audiobooks because he's a Garrison Keillor fan. (He grew up in Minnesota.)

I, however, did not grow up in Minnesota. I'm not a fan of Garrison Keillor either.

There were a few laugh out loud moments but the accents hurt my ears. My favorite essay was the potato salad one.

I'll be selling this to Half Price Books.
Jul 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
I love Garrison Keillor. I prefer to listen to his books rather than read them as he is a great story teller. I love his "down home" philosophy and identify with his stories as I am a midwesterner and Lutheran to boot. I think he portrays the people of this region faithfully and
spot on.
Kathy McC
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it
It was ok- not as much laughter as I expected.
Feb 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
I checked a few of these out of the library because I'd never found the time to listen to Keillor before. This one wasn't worth it.
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: music, humor, audio
For a lighthearted look at religious life as well as other topics, look no further than this edition of Prairie Home Companion. Garrison Keillor treats us to song and story as he explains “Lutheranism” including such topics as the Lutheran Tour vacations (you don’t want to enjoy them too much) to what makes a potato salad “Lutheran.” Filled with good humor, this entertaining collection should not be missed. You don’t need to be Lutheran to appreciate this compilation of humorous songs and skits.
Kay Carman
Jan 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Keillor's audio books are the standard fare for Hal and I when we travel. We had 250 miles to cover yesterday and we got some laughs and some eye rolls out of these silly stories. I find it kind of creepy to connect Keillor's voice and persona to his stories that contain sexual innuendo, but I love the self-deprecating humor of the Norwegian Minnesotans and their accent. And I realized that Sarah Palin totally talks like a Minnesotan!
Jul 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Pretty humorous audiobook that left me feeling nostalgic for the time that I spent in North Dakota. The accents and sayings are just awesome! The last few skits were kind of weak, but the first CD was great. "One thing about Lutherans is boy can they dance. Oh that's for sure....You know, for Norwegians the polka is a form of martial art is what it is."
Oct 31, 2010 rated it liked it
I listened to this on CD, so it was like listening to 'Prairie Home Companion.' The segments of the book were taken from the show. There was even some music. Church people are a lot alike -- in Minnesota,
Texas, and Florida. It's always fun to hear Keillor's warm, but honest, perspective.
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Garrison Keillor at his best. I am so booking a vacation with the Lutheran Travel Agency.
Mar 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oct 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy Garrison's stories.
Keillor’s voice has been entertaining audiences for decades. This new collection of humorous essays was nominated for the Audie Award in 2010
Sep 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio, pastoral
This was rather enjoyable and my first experience with Prairie Home Companion. It's also quite short with makes it a fun road trip listen.
rated it liked it
Apr 26, 2013
rated it really liked it
Mar 30, 2012
rated it really liked it
Apr 20, 2015
Ginny Harris
rated it liked it
Feb 17, 2015
Tom Sulcer
rated it it was ok
Jan 12, 2016
rated it liked it
Mar 12, 2012
rated it liked it
Mar 15, 2014
Mike Moskos
rated it really liked it
Dec 13, 2012
rated it really liked it
Jul 30, 2011
rated it it was amazing
Jul 06, 2014
rated it liked it
Apr 08, 2016
Laurence Houlgate
rated it it was amazing
Jan 26, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Dec 10, 2013
rated it really liked it
Dec 27, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Mar 31, 2016
Jami Dutcher
rated it it was amazing
Sep 19, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Mar 24, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Garrison Keillor (born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, columnist, musician, satirist, and radio personality. He is known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show "A Prairie Home Companion".

Keillor was born in Anoka, Minnesota, the son of Grace Ruth (née Denham) and John Philip Keillor, who was a carpenter and postal worker.
More about Garrison Keillor...

Share This Book