Review: Published by Plough Publishing House and edited by Marianne Wright, this is a survey of the gospel message in the fiction and non –fiction writing of George MacDonald. MacDonald was mildly popular during his time, but has the honor of being a major influence in C. S. Lewis and G. K. Chesterton.
Plough Publishing and Wright have done a fine job of organizing MacDonald’s work into subjects, including topics like Finding God, Marriage, Death, and Eternity. Each section of prose is prefaced by a one-two line summary of the scene or source of the quote. In quotes that contain MacDonald’s native Scottish dialect, the translation is provided.
The quotes come from a wide range of Macdonald’s work, including novels, fairy tales, sermons, and private letters. It is excellent chosen collection and a thorough survey of his writing.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed MacDonald’s work, but in particular, to those who wish to get a comprehensive overview of MacDonald’s theology and where it appears in his non-theological writing. From here, one can find specific works of MacDonald’s to read. This is a must for any complete theological library.
Note: I received this book free through LibraryThing's Early Review Program, in exchange for my fair and honest opinion.
Bookmarks: 4.5 of 5
Year Published: 2016
Date Finished: 2-22-2017