Ever After: The Best Fairy-Tale Retellings for Christian Readers
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Ever After: The Best Fairy-Tale Retellings for Christian Readers

This past year, I needed stories. With each new loss and struggle that my family faced, and with the depth of fear and pain in our communities around the world, I prayed for peace and comfort, but my heart felt worn and beaten. I wasn’t really sure we’d find a safe way through the losses as they piled up around us. What I longed for more than anything was the reassurance of the truth that no matter what, God knows and good wins.

5 series by Michael Phillips that you’ll want to read again and again
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5 series by Michael Phillips that you’ll want to read again and again

I thought I could reread just the first few chapters of Michael Phillips’ books. I was wrong. These books are just as enthralling and intense the second time around. They are not the kind of books you can sample and set down–even if you have read them before and already know the ending. When I…

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…

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

The End.

The End.