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Best George Macdonald Books Worth Your Attention

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1. Unspoken Sermons, Series 1, 2, 3 [I, II, III] (COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED, with an INDEX) (Classics Reprint Series) (2016)

 Best George Macdonald Books Worth Your Attention“I have never concealed the fact that I regarded [George MacDonald] as my master; indeed I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him.” — C. S. Lewis — A Complete and Unabridged collection of all three of George MacDonald’s inspiring “Unspoken Sermons.” Comes with an Index made for this edition. Other theological works by George MacDonald include:—The Hope of the Gospel, The Miracles of Our Lord, and God’s Words to His Children.   Some of his Fantasy works include:—The Princess and the Goblin, The Princess and Curdie, Phantastes, Lilith, Dealings with the Fairies, and At the Back of the North Wind….
Author(s): George MacDonald

2. The Complete Fairy Tales (Penguin Classics) (1999)

 Best George Macdonald Books Worth Your AttentionGeorge MacDonald occupied a major position in the intellectual life of his Victorian contemporaries. This volume brings together all eleven of his shorter fairy stories as well as his essay “The Fantastic Imagination”. The subjects are those of traditional fantasy: good and wicked fairies, children embarking on elaborate quests, and journeys into unsettling dreamworlds. Within this familiar imaginative landscape, his children’s stories were profoundly experimental, questioning the association of childhood with purity and innocence, and the need to separate…
Author(s): George MacDonald, U. C. Knoepflmacher

3. George MacDonald: An Anthology 365 Readings (2015)

 Best George Macdonald Books Worth Your AttentionC. 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….
Author(s): George MacDonald, C. S. Lewis

4. The Princess and the Goblin (Puffin Classics) (2011)

 Best George Macdonald Books Worth Your AttentionPrincess Irene lives in a castle in a wild and lonely mountainous region. One day she discovers a steep and winding stairway leading to a bewildering labyrinth of unused passages with closed doors – and a further stairway. What lies at the top? Can the ring the princess is given protect her against the lurking menace of the boglins from under the mountain?…
Author(s): George MacDonald, Ursula K. Le Guin

5. George MacDonald in the Age of Miracles: Incarnation, Doubt, and Reenchantment (Hansen Lectureship) (2018)

 Best George Macdonald Books Worth Your AttentionThe Bible is full of miracles. Yet how do we make sense of them today? And where might we see miracles in our own lives? In this installment of the Hansen Lectureship series, historian and theologian Timothy Larsen considers the legacy of George MacDonald, the Victorian Scottish author and minister who is best known for his pioneering fantasy literature, which influenced authors such as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, G. K. Chesterton, and Madeleine L’Engle. Larsen explores how, throughout his life and writings, MacDonald sought to counteract skepticism, unbelief, naturalism, and materialism…
Author(s): Timothy Larsen

6. The Hope of the Gospel (2013)

 Best George Macdonald Books Worth Your AttentionAn inspiring book in which MacDonald writes about the gospel and what it means to be a Christian….
Author(s): George MacDonald

7. Phantastes (1981)

 Best George Macdonald Books Worth Your AttentionIntroduction by C. S. LewisIn October 1857, George MacDonald wrote what he described as “a kind of fairy tale, in the hope that it will pay me better than the more evidently serious work.” This was Phantastes — one of MacDonald’s most important works; a work which so overwhelmed C. S. Lewis that a few hours after he began reading it he knew he “had crossed a great frontier.”The book is about the narrator’s (Anodos) dream-like adventures in fairyland, where he confronts tree-spirits and the shadow, sojourns to the palace of the fairy queen, and searches for the spirit of the earth. The tale is vintage…
Author(s): George MacDonald

8. The Golden Key (A Sunburst Book) (1984)

 Best George Macdonald Books Worth Your AttentionThe adventurous wanderings of a boy and girl to find the keyhole which fits the rainbow’s golden key….
Author(s): George MacDonald , Maurice Sendak, et al.

9. Quartered Safe Out Here (2000)

 Best George Macdonald Books Worth Your Attention‘There is no doubt that [Quartered Safe Out Here] is one of the great personal memoirs of the Second World War’ John Keegan Life and death in Nine Section, a small group of hard-bitten and (to modern eyes) possibly eccentric Cumbrian borderers with whom the author, then nineteen, served in the last great land campaign of World War II, when the 17th Black Cat Division captured a vital strongpoint deep in Japanese territory, held it against counter-attack and spearheaded the final assault in which the Japanese armies were, to quote General Slim, “torn apart”….
Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser

10. Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women (2016)

 Best George Macdonald Books Worth Your AttentionPhantastes – A Faerie Romance for Men and Women by George Macdonald. The tale begins when Anodos discovers an ancient fairy lady (whom he learns to be his grandmother). After the fairy shows him Fairy Land in a mystical vision he awakens to discover that he has been transported to Fairy Land. Any profits generated from the sale of this book will go towards the Freeriver Community project, a project designed to promote harmonious community living and well-being in the world. To learn more about the Freeriver project please visit the website –…
Author(s): George MacDonald, Greville MacDonald

11. The Diary of an Old Soul (2017)

 Best George Macdonald Books Worth Your AttentionThe Diary of an Old Soul is a book of poems written by George MacDonald that can be read as daily devotionals. George MacDonald was a Scottish author and Christian minister who is considered to be one of the main pioneers of the fantasy genre of fiction. MacDonald’s books influenced many great authors that followed such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Edith Nesbit. MacDonald wrote many classics such as Lilith, Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, and At the Back of the North Wind….
Author(s): George MacDonald

12. Consuming Fire: The Inexorable Power of God’s Love: A Devotional Version of Unspoken Sermons (2015)

 Best George Macdonald Books Worth Your AttentionGeorge MacDonald: Christian Visionary, Master of C.S. LewisGeorge MacDonald, Scottish poet, novelist, and minister, was a mentor to Lewis Carroll, friend of Mark Twain, and inspiration to countless Christians including C. S. Lewis, celebrated author of Mere Christianity, who referred to MacDonald as his “master” and said of his Unspoken Sermons that it had given readers “indispensable help toward the very acceptance of the Christian faith.” Madeleine L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time, wrote that “George MacDonald gives me renewed strength during times of trouble–times when I have seen people tempted to…
Author(s): George MacDonald, Onesimus, et al.

Best George Macdonald Books Worth Your Attention

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Author(s): Bizet, Georges; Macdonald, Hugh John
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2014, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2077110

Lilith: A Romance

Author(s): George MacDonald
Publisher:, Year: 2012, Size: 31 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1159415

Starting with Hobbes

Author(s): George MacDonald Ross
Publisher: , Year: 2009, Size: 655 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 511761


Author(s): George MacDonald
Publisher: NuVision Publications, LLC, Year: 2008, Size: 31 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1159413

The Steel Bonnets: The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers

Author(s): George MacDonald Fraser
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2008, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1336794

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