Book of Strife in the Form of the Diary of an Old Soul

by George MacDonald


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Unlike many of George MacDonald's works, A Book of Strife is a book of daily poetry following his spiritual journey over the course of a year. Each poem is either about God, to God, or describes MacDonald's spiritual pain or exhilaration. The versatility of this book is limitless: It can be read through in a sitting, or be digested throughout the entire year. For some, it will make an excellent accompaniment to a daily devotional. No matter how it is utilized, George MacDonald's A Book of Strife is a powerful Christian classic that is sure to touch the hearts and minds of those that read it.

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About George MacDonald
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Born: December 10, 1824, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: September 18, 1905, Ashtead , England
Related topics: Criticism, interpretation, etc., Fairy tales, Fantasy fiction, English, Fiction, Juvenile works
Basic information: George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, George MacDonald inspired many authors, such as W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. It was C. S. Lewis who wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read.
Popular works: Unspoken Sermons Series One, David Elginbrod, Unspoken Sermons Third Series, Sir Gibbie, Robert Falconer



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