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Adela Cathcart, Volume 2
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Adela Cathcart, Volume 2

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I confess I was a little dismayed to find what a solemn turn the club-stories had taken. But this dismay lasted for a moment only; for I saw that Adela was deeply interested, again wearing the look that indicates abstracted thought and feeling. I said to myself:
"This is very different mental fare from what you have been used to, Adela."
But she seemed able to mark, learn,
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Published January 1st 2010 by MVB E-Books (first published 1875)
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Apr 07, 2012 Audrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This Volume speaks to me of "renewing the mind."

Vol 2 well depicts the impact of an unhealthy mind and spirit upon the physical body. If the spirit and mind are allowed to become rusty, experience moral decay, or become satisfied with dwelling on those thoughts that are less than the highest and best for which one was created, then it will follow that the body itself will experience sickness and decay. But what a difference when we allow the spirit of God to exercise our minds and spirits, when
I thought the same thing as I did of Vol 1.

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"The room to which he led me was small, but disfigured with no offensive tidiness. Not a spot of wall was to be seen for books"

"It is as necessary for a poor man to give away, as for a rich man. Many poor men are more devoted worshippers of Mammon than rich men."

"in some measure to endure is to conquer and destroy"
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Jan 10, 2014 Lynda Newman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Different, but I enjoyed.
Nov 12, 2012 Joshua rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't think I have read anything which gives me quite as much pleasure as the Adela Cathcart series.
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George MacDonald 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 G.K. Chesterton, W. H. Auden, J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Madeleine L'Engle. Lewis that wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I
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