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S. Lewis wrote the following about George Macdonald, 'I know hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continually close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself!' Lewis offers 365 selections from MacDonald's work, ranging from 'Inexorable Love' to 'The Torment of Death.

S. These wise words will instruct, uplift, and provide indispensable help toward the very acceptance of Christian faith.

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George MacDonald (1824-1905) was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Briefly a clergyman, then a professor of English literature at Bedford and King's College in London, he was a popular lecturer and published poetry, stories, novels, and fairy tales. In this collection selected by . Lewis, we are offered 365 selections from MacDonald's inspiring and useful writings, ranging from 'Inexorable Love' to 'The Torment Of Death. These wise words will instruct, uplift, and provide indispensable help toward the very acceptance of Christian faith

George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of modern fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll

George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of modern fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. In addition to his fairy tales, MacDonald wrote several works on Christian apologetics.

An 365-day anthology of readings from one of the most influential writers of all time, George MacDonald, compiled by CS Lewis himself. MacDonald was a major Christian writer of the late nineteenth, early twentieth centuries. He influenced nearly everyone who was a major twentieth century writer (including Lewis Carroll, WH Auden, JRR Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, and CS Lewis. Not only was he a pioneer in the fantasy fiction genre, laying the path for people like Tolkien to write Lord of the Rings, but also a major Christian thinker, which influenced Lewis profoundly.

George MacDonald was a spiritual and literary forbear of writers such as C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, G. K. Chesterton, and Madeleine L'Engle. Then, while minding his own business in his own home and his own library, he suddenly finds himself face to face with another world.

Lewis "George MacDonald. all that I know of George MacDonald I have learned either from his own books or from the biography (George MacDonald and His Wife) which his son, Dr. Greville MacDonald, published in 1924; nor have I ever, but once, talked

Lewis "George MacDonald. Greville MacDonald, published in 1924; nor have I ever, but once, talked. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63.

George MacDonald (1824-1905) was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

George MacDonald (1824-1905) was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In George MacDonald: An Anthology 365 Readings, a collection selected by C. Lewis, we are offered 365 selections from MacDonald's inspiring and useful writings.

Publication: San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, 2001Description: 182 . SBN: 0-06-065319-1

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C. S. Lewis said everything he wrote was influenced by George MacDonald. According to Lewis, there is "hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continuously close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself." Writing a preface and selecting MacDonald's most poignant passages, Lewis introduces us to these extraordinary treasures. Ranging from "Inexorable Love" to "The Torment of Death," these words will instruct and uplift.

Comments: (7)
6snake6
I am halfway through the book and can't express how much it has spoken to me. The book is divided up into short, numbered sections, all less than half-a-page long; some as short as a sentence, and the reason is this: it is so rich with insight you cannot consume it in large gulps. You need to savor it, like fudge, to make sure you are relishing all that's there. I personally limit myself to about 10 sections per morning and I pause to journal and reflect on most.

I don't think I would have been ready to listen to MacDonald a few years ago. He writes from a deep, still place of ruthless, rugged faith. It's particularly rewarding for me to read snippets of his theological thoughts having just read his Curdie books. I notice many of his reflections showing up in the pages of his fiction. I also see the origination of much of C.S. Lewis's thinking and fiction.

Buy it and try it. If it doesn't ring true, wait a few years and try again. MacDonald's writings are a gift, as are his stories.
Early Waffle
George MacDonald was a prolific writer. This book has the best that CS Lewis could find after extensively studying his works. I just discovered him. CS Lewis called him master and said he never wrote anything that was not influenced by MacDonald. I've read a lot of CS Lewis books and can see MacDonald's influence in many, many places - some places it nearly paraphrased; an exception might be "Till We Have Faces", which lewis said was his favorite book and is mine too, and seems to be quite original relative to MacDonald. I think MacDonald is twice as imaginative as lewis (i.e. Phantastes and Princess and the Goblin), better at communicating Christian and philosophical concepts (his writing style reminds me of Sartre - i.e. it is dense!), and just as good a writer as Lewis - however, CS Lewis said he is not a great writer, but the content of the writing makes up for it.
Memuro
This book is just short (and when I say short I mean one paragraph or less) excerpts from things George MacDonald said or wrote throughout his life. I thought it would be a collection of his essays or sermons but its not. I was disappointed, but that's because reading a short paragraph a day isn't really what I like. I bought the wrong book for what I wanted, but I don't know that what I wanted/hoped for exists. If you like reading short inspirational quotes of one or two sentences each day to brighten your day, this is your kind of thing. If you're looking for more in depth reading, or a collection of George MacDonald's non-fiction work, this is not the book to find that.
Uanabimo
I have read all of George MacDonald novels and the way he weaves spiritual truths throughout the books ministers to me in amazing ways. He makes these truths come alive in my daily walk with the Lord. I also have sermons and poems by him even though I am not big on poetry. I particularly like the novels edited by Michael Phillips. I read everything I find regarding him so this was a nice addition.
Blackredeemer
C.S. Lewis organized the writings of George MacDonald, a 19th century Scottish cleric, into a series of daily readings, many quite short. It is a good way to read this writer who influenced Lewis.
Gold Crown
This is a favorite--long-loved and held in esteem by my philosopher husband
and me. We are always glad to find copies in print. Over the years that has not
always been easy. C. S. Lewis selected these passages from the works of
the man he said had most influenced his own life and writings.

This book is much bigger than it looks. It is profound.
MisterMax
Not great but an example of some of G. MacDonald's thoughts. I wanted to know WHY CS Lewis liked him so much. I didn't find out from this sampling. Had to buy some other writings of MacDonald to do that, such as "Phantastes" and some Kindle versions of MacDonald's "sermons".
A classic. Not a novel but a devotional for those who need
a daily quick bit of sound wisdom and doctrine from a historical
church patriarch.