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The Truth in Jesus: The Nature of Truth and How We Come to Know It

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Each new generation rediscovers George MacDonald, as his son Greville predicted. The Truth in Jesus brings together a new collection of sermons and essays that explore the source and essence of truth. Thanks to Michael Phillips's skillful editing, these thoughtful insights into what truth is, how we come to know truth, and how God reveals truth through his Son speak to rea ...more
Paperback, 251 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Bethany House Publishers
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Sep 28, 2010 Barbara rated it really liked it
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"Each of us is a distinct flower or tree in the spiritual garden of God--precious, each for our own sake, in the eyes of Him who is even now making us. Each of us is watered and shone upon and filled with life for the sake of becoming His flower, His completed being, which will blossom out of us at last to the glory and pleasure of the great gardener."

"Each individual, then, is in God's sight worthwhile. Life and action, thought and intent, are sacred."

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I liked the format. The original and the more readable version in the next chapter. Very deep. A little too deep for me and thus three stars rather than four.
Suzanne
Jul 27, 2007 Suzanne rated it it was amazing
I've read MacDonald's fiction before, but this is not fiction--theology at its best! What a master he is! It isn't an easy read. His syntax is a bit convoluted, but his ideas are worth the bother of working out what he means.
Charlotte Gunther
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Reading this is almost like reading the Gospel of John; the words are simple, the insights profound. It requires a slow contemplative read. Thanks to Michael Philips who translated and explicated it.
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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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