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Glimpses of Grace: Daily Thoughts and Reflections
For half a century, Madeleine L'Engle has spun magic with words, touching millions of lives and earning a devoted readership with her award-winning fiction, candid reflections on her personal and family life and graceful meditations on faith. Now, Glimpses of Grace captures the essence of L'Engle's literary gift in one unprecedented volume.Ranging freely throughout L'Engle ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 29th 1997 by HarperOne
(first published June 1st 1996)
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I would have to say that this is one of my new favorite books that will remain in my annual rotation for years to come. I did not read it as a daily devotional, but rather in sips and gulps as I needed spiritual refreshment during the past couple of months. It is full of L'Engle's unique spiritual reflections on God, Christianity, spirituality, and humanity, written through the lens of her vast personal anthology. Daily reflections are pulled from several of her works of literature varying from ...more
This is a book of daily thoughts and reflections taken from Madeleine L'Engle's writings. Probably they expect people to read only one day's thought as a sort of devotion for that day and then think about it throughout the day. However, either personally or situationally, I just don't read books like that so it took me far less time that I year to read this book. It was a thoughtful and reverent book.
Carole Chase compiled excerpts from L'Engle's books, both fiction and non-fiction, to create a book of daily meditations. The subjects somewhat coincide with the church calendar. It's nice if you are familiar with L'Engle's characters and storylines, but if you aren't you might miss the larger meaning on some days. As daily devotional books go, it would have to be one of my favorites.
If you like Madeleine L'Engle and enjoy having a daily reflection or meditation of some sort, this is a great read. However, it leaves you wanting to know and read more, whether it's of her books or of the God she describes, so if you can handle the tension of a book leaving you with a desire you are not sure how to fulfill, then grab it.
Love this book. So many wise words..quotable quotes.. L'Engle makes me think about things in a new way and gives words and validation to things I think about. This a great book to have on hand for reading and savoring a few minutes at a time. Definitely a book to reread.
Recommended for readers already familiar with Madeleine L'Engle's spiritual writings. Carole Chase has carefully put together a devotional-style book with a reading for each day of the year. Good for quick sips of a favorite author's words.
Madeleine L'Engle was an American writer best known for her Young Adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters. Her works reflect her strong interest in modern science: tesseracts, for example, are featured prominently in A Wrinkle in Time, mitochondrial DNA in A Wind in the Door, organ regener ...moreMore about Madeleine L'Engle...
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