George MacDonald: A Single Vision and An Open Road Between Him and God

George MacDonald: A Single Vision and An Open Road Between Him and God

I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t familiar with George MacDonald’s unforgettable characters. The Princess and Curdie, Ranald Bannerman, and Sir Gibbie were just as much a part of my world as Lucy Pevensie, Anne Shirley, and Jo March.

I remember losing myself in the thrilling tale of The Princess and the Goblin from the time I could pull books off the shelf when I visited my grandmother’s. And Linda Hill Griffith’s rich illustrations of The Christmas Stories of George MacDonald were the backdrop that accompanied my perusal of his tales each and every December.

Fiction and Conviction

Fiction and Conviction

Every time I read a good work of fiction, I am reminded of why Jesus spoke in parables. I am subconsciously judging the actions being described before I realize how closely they mirror my own. I become wrapped up in the story before I realize it is about me. From Stepping Heavenward to None So Blind,…