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George MacDonald Bicentenary Conference

2024 is the 200th anniversary of George MacDonald’s birth (1824-1905). The George MacDonald Society and the Marion E. Wade Center of Wheaton College sponsored a conference, “George MacDonald and the Prophetic Imagination,” May 29-31, 2024. Conference page, GMD Society Joining … Continue reading

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14 books on a deserted island

Russell Moore asks what 12 books one would want to have near if one were stranded on a deserted island for the rest of one’s life. I can’t do it. For me, 14 is the minimum! So here are my … Continue reading

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George MacDonald Christmas Reading

So great to see the George MacDonald Society flourishing with activities like this. Hopefully this is the first of what may become an annual gathering this time of year. Thanks to those who organized it, to Malcolm Guite for welcoming … Continue reading

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Old friends

“The familiar faces of my books welcomed me. I threw myself into my reading chair and gazed around me with pleasure. All my old friends present—there in spirit, ready to talk with me any moment when I was in the … Continue reading

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Little Women, lifelong children

“My child, the troubles and temptations of your life are beginning and may be many, but you can overcome and outlive them all if you learn to feel the strength and tenderness of your Heavenly Father as you do that … Continue reading

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Favorite Family Christmas Storybooks

Index of Christmas posts | Christmas Nights at Home Read aloud: Favorite storybooks Listed in no particular order. J.R.R. Tolkien, Letters from Father Christmas. We read aloud from this throughout the season. We have several copies so that everyone can … Continue reading

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Reading George MacDonald: Bookmarks

“But if you believe that the Son of God died and rose again, your whole future is full of the dawn of an eternal morning, coming up beyond the hills of this life, and full of such hope as the … Continue reading

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MacDonald on waiting for a snow storm

As I led Adela, well wrapped in furs, down the steps to put her into the carriage, I felt by the wind, and saw by the sky, that a snowstorm was at hand. This set my heart beating with delight, … Continue reading

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Is God really good? Can I trust Him in my Shack?

Is God really good? This question is what The Shack is all about. William Paul Young’s best-selling* novel, originally written as a testimony for his kids, is neither a systematic theology nor an evangelistic tract. If you are looking for … Continue reading

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Reading George MacDonald: Introductions

When I embarked on a five-year program of reading George MacDonald, the short introductions listed below greatly benefited me. If you’re anything like me, and also starting out on the road to understanding MacDonald, then I commend them to you … Continue reading

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