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Knowing the Heart of God

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The words and wisdom of George MacDonald, one of the nineteenth-century's greatest thinkers, are now available in modern paperback editions. Discovering the Character of God and Knowing the Heart of God have been carefully put together by editor Michael Phillips. Combining thematically relevant portions of poetry, sermons, and fiction, each title will help lead serious rea ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Bethany House Publishers (first published 1990)
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Nick Woodall
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is a compilation of various works by George MacDonald. I wanted to read it to see what MacDonald's style was like. He is deep and at times I had to re-read something to understand it. He was also very prolific in his writing. He also wrote poetry as well as prose. This book will tell you whether you want to read more of MacDonald.
Lady Jane
I have mixed feelings about George MacDonald's writings, as presented in Knowing the Heart of God, causing me to throw in the towel before I finished. On one hand, his essays seek to strip away elements of his culture's religious system--19th-century Scottish Presbyterianism--he found to be deterrents to genuinely knowing God. When his comments addressed systemic and cultural issues, drawing the reader back to the basics of personally seeking God in His Word, prayer and obedience, I found them t ...more
Sheila Read
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have notice that this author puts heart and soul into this book. I have just read the back of it and than I just wanted to read it more and more so I checked it out from the library and read it. It was a really nice book to read it's just like the cover says knowing the heart of god. The author looks into the god that everyone knows. He loves everyone no matter what you do.
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I really enjoy MacDonald's writing, especially his fiction, but I don't always agree with all of his theology.
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