Tag: George MacDonald

Doubt and Belief and Love

I continue to spend my late nights with David Winkler, the main character of Anthony Doerr’s About Grace. It is a marvelous book, with numerous crests and troughs, like the waves of the Caribbean Sea, which surround David for years. Right now, I’m at a point in the book in which the story is climbing to some sort of resolution.…

Finding and Revealing

When I started reading The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald to the kids last week, I wasn’t expecting to dig up more faith gems than I did the first time I read it to myself. It wasn’t that my expectations of MacDonald were low; my expectations for myself were. I don’t pay attention terribly well when I’m sharing…

Taking it Lightly

When I first entered the world of George MacDonald’s Light Princess, I was skeptical. It was slightly odd, but I needed to give it a chance. MacDonald’s Princess and the Goblin turned out to be way better than I expected, and MacDonald was a significant influence on C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L’Engle. Unsurprisingly, the book turned out to be something…