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Anne Hamilton

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For twenty years, I was the coordinator of an annual camp for children based around The Chronicles of Narnia. That experience shaped a lot of my thinking about how readers enjoy fantasy.

Like CS Lewis, my fantasy story Many-Coloured Realm began with a picture in my mind's eye: a boy without arms floating in a field of stars and faced with an impossible choice.

My non-fiction series beginning with God's Poetry can be traced back to the observation that Lewis comes from the Welsh word for lion. The discovery of name covenants led to the discovery of threshold covenants, as well as many other long-forgotten asp
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Anne Hamilton Hi Ruth - thanks for your question. I was looking for a flower for this cover [God's Pageantry], to keep it in sync with the rest of the series. But t…moreHi Ruth - thanks for your question. I was looking for a flower for this cover [God's Pageantry], to keep it in sync with the rest of the series. But then, I found this awesome art by Ted Larson, depicting one of the cherubim in Ezekiel's vision. So that was it. Now - whether it attracts a potential reader - I'm not so sure. The reaction has generally been 'Huh?' No one recognises what the image is meant to portray. From feedback, women readers really like the floral covers, but I'm tending myself to see them as a little too subtle as regards "messaging" about the contents. (less)
Anne Hamilton To a degree, I look out for what is happening in design - particularly when it comes to fonts. But I hope my books are going to be around for a long, …moreTo a degree, I look out for what is happening in design - particularly when it comes to fonts. But I hope my books are going to be around for a long, long time. So I also look to a style that I hope won't date in a few years and try to match the contents to that. I have noticed in talking to readers that they aren't really interested in trends. They like what they like - and that's generally an arresting cover which draws them to pick up the book and check out the back cover blurb. (less)
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God's Poetry: The Identity ...

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Many-Coloured Realm

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God's Pageantry: The Thresh...

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God's Panoply: The Armour o...

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The Singing Silence: What t...

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Daystar: The Days Are Numbered

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God's Pottery: The Sea of N...

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The Winging Word

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The Listening Land

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As usual, the footnotes maketh the translation.

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Lyrical and poetic, this book's chapters are framed around a poem called Prayer by George Herbert.

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“Take a good long look at The Lord’s Prayer. It’s all ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’. There is no ‘me’, ‘I’ or ‘mine’ anywhere.”
Anne Hamilton, God's Poetry: The Identity and Destiny Encoded In Your Name

“Throughout the ancient world, naming was a sacred act. It was the word by which a child was called into his calling. It was the voice of destiny, summoning the child into his future with all its glorious promise.”
Anne Hamilton, God's Panoply: The Armour of God and the Kiss of Heaven

“Shadow is Light’s child. It is nothing without the Light, and nothing if it falls into Darkness.”
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“...to limit the meaning of Aslan simply to lion from Turkish is to miss its deep northern resonances and the song of the snowflakes whirling around it. Lewis admitted that, as a boy, he had been ‘crazed by northern–ness’ and there are many subtle references to Norse mythology in the story.
In fact, if we treat Aslan as a word from Old Norse, it simply means god of the land. By combining that meaning with Turkish lion, it is essentially cognate which Welsh, Llew, lion, the very word from which the name Lewis is derived.”
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“At Tara in this fateful hour,
I place all Heaven with its power,
And the sun with its brightness,
And the snow with its whiteness,
And the fire with all the strength it hath,
And the lightning with its rapid wrath,
And the winds with their swiftness along their path,
And the sea with its deepness,
And the rocks with their steepness,
And the earth with its starkness:
All these I place,
By God's almighty help and grace
Between myself and the powers of darkness!”
Madeleine L'Engle, A Swiftly Tilting Planet

“To lift up the hands in prayer gives God glory, but a man with a dungfork in his hand, a woman with a slop pail, give Him glory, too. God is so great that all things give Him glory if you mean that they should.”
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“To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.”
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