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Glimpses of Grace: Daily Thoughts and Reflections

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  456 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
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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Ron
May 07, 2015 Ron rated it really liked it
366 excerpts from the works of L’Engle arranged as daily readings by editor Chase.

L’Engle was of a previous generation (1918 to 2007) and her works reflect it. Very much hung up on the issues and trends of mid-twentieth century, her ideas have a quaint aspect which is not immediately obvious to the reader. Not that many of her thoughts aren’t profound, but they reflect a Cold war environment that current readers will have trouble understanding. She, and we, thought nuclear holocaust was a real p
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Gheeta
Mar 04, 2010 Gheeta rated it it was amazing
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
Katie
Aug 20, 2009 Katie rated it really liked it
This is a great collection of quotes from Madeleine's books - beautiful, thought-provoking words for every day of the year. I've been reading it nearly all year and finally decided to review it. :)
Monica Rice
Dec 31, 2016 Monica Rice rated it it was amazing
I loved, loved, LOVED these readings as my morning ritual in 2016. L'Engle is both mystic and pragmatic with the ability to share stories of faith in an accessible way. Reading these daily bits of L'Engle's wisdom has inspired me to want to read her body of work in a more conscientious way. I'll highly recommend this book to anyone looking for daily inspiration with a strong undercurrent of reality.
Allison
May 04, 2012 Allison rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
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.
Elizabeth
Oct 22, 2007 Elizabeth rated it liked it
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.
Charlanne
Apr 16, 2008 Charlanne rated it really liked it
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.
Laura
Dec 30, 2016 Laura rated it it was amazing
Wonderful little book. 366 excerpts from Madeleine L'Engle's writings arranged into daily readings that fit with the seasons and holidays. Some of the excerpts are more inspiring than others, but they're all very reflective. For me it was like spending a few minutes each with an older brilliant relative. I'm kinda bummed it's over.
Aneta
Jan 20, 2014 Aneta rated it it was amazing
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.
Laurie
Feb 28, 2008 Laurie rated it it was amazing
Another of her books that I read all the time. I had never read her children's books but had to after reading the quotes from them in this book.

A treasure and a thank you to my sister who gave to me as a birthday gift.
Kerith
Jan 24, 2011 Kerith rated it really liked it
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.
Monica
Jul 06, 2015 Monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Each day's entry features either a reflection written by L'Engle or a passage from one of her books.
Kate Schaefer
Oct 25, 2012 Kate Schaefer rated it it was amazing
I love her. If I could give this book to everyone I know I would. It is on my nightstand all year long. I open it at random and she always gives me something to think about.
Laura
Sep 28, 2008 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian
this is a really nice compilation of excerpts from her books. i'm really enjoying it.
Janet Stobie
Jan 29, 2014 Janet Stobie rated it it was amazing
superb. I have given copies of it as gifts to others. To derive full benefit one must read her other works. I use it over and over again as a meditation guide.
Maggie
Jan 27, 2008 Maggie rated it it was amazing
I started this book at the beginning of the year and it is wonderful. I truly look forward to reading it each day.
Chre
Mar 23, 2011 Chre rated it liked it
As a devotional, I was somewhat disappointed.
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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 ...more
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