Tag Archives: George MacDonald

Through the Window

Inspiring Objects

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” –Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Whether intricate mosaics of color, … Continue reading

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Five Foundational Books for Christian Fantasy Readers and Writers

Christian fantasy has a long and rich history, one illuminated by many brilliant writers. Though I could have included more, I’ve limited this list to five titles that hold significance not only for Christian fantasy, but also the fantasy genre … Continue reading

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What Makes A Story Timeless?

Certain books I return to again and again, and each time I find something compelling, something that makes me want to keep reading, although I know exactly how the story unfolds. They capture something timeless, provoking thought long after they’ve … Continue reading

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Three Essays For the Creative Mind

If you enjoy roaming fantastic worlds and exploring the connections between fantasy and faith, I suggest reading these essays, all by brilliant men who influenced the fantasy genre in their own ways. Each offers a unique perspective on fantasy, imagination, … Continue reading

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Obscure Christian Fantasy Novels

Christian fantasy (though not always called by such name) has a fairly long history, and many of the early authors of this genre I’ve mentioned here before–George MacDonald, GK Chesterton, CS Lewis, and JRR Tolkien. Going back a little further, … Continue reading

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Of Goblins and Invisible Thread

As I re-read The Princess and the Goblin recently, I was struck by its most prominent theme—fear versus faith and trust. Throughout the tale, Princess Irene, Curdie, Lootie, and others face fearsome creatures and situations, and their responses dictate the … Continue reading

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5 Free Christian Fantasy Novels

Check out these classic Christian fantasy novels, available for free. Phantastes by George MacDonald Book description (from Borders): Described by MacDonald as ‘a faerie romance for men and women,’ Phantastes tells the tale of Anodos, a young man who one … Continue reading

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