The Human Side of My Hero: Three New Elisabeth Elliot Books
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The Human Side of My Hero: Three New Elisabeth Elliot Books

Once upon a time, I was a prone-to-dramatize teen who devoured many of Elisabeth Elliot’s books. I still need her forthright counsel to help rescue me from the swamp of self-pity, enabling me to diagnose even small disappointments as suffering — and thus something I can bring to Jesus. Once a starry-eyed twenty-something who sat…

Taste the Rich Dialect of George MacDonald’s Scottish Novels:  A Conversation with Translator David Jack
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Taste the Rich Dialect of George MacDonald’s Scottish Novels:
A Conversation with Translator David Jack

Have you ever picked up a George MacDonald novel, only to discover that is peppered with dialogue in a Scots dialect?  As wonderfully fascinating as these conversations might sound if encountered in real life, these MacDonald passages can be downright impenetrable to readers from other countries. Today, a Scotsman by the name of David Jack…

George MacDonald and the Quest for Scottish Oatcakes
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George MacDonald and the Quest for Scottish Oatcakes

Three years ago, I interviewed Michael Phillips about his lifework of reintroducing George MacDonald’s writings to the world. Naturally, thinking and writing on the topic made me homesick for the familiar stories, and so I began to reread. While curled up in my Jerusalem home, vicariously roaming the hills of Scotland, I noticed that everyone…

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