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ISBN: 0764200348
Author: Michael Phillips
Language: English
Publisher: Bethany House (June 1, 2005)
Pages: 400
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George MacDonald: A Biography of Scotland's Beloved Storyteller. In the 1970s Michael Phillips discovered the writings of Victorian Scotsman George MacDonald, whose books were foundational in leading . Lewis out of atheism into Christianity

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Scotland's beloved storyteller. A good biography of George MacDonalds life by Michael Phillips

Scotland's beloved storyteller. George MacDonald, nineteenth-century Scottish novelist and poet, was reintroduced to twentieth century Christians by . Lewis, whose reading of MacDonald’s Phantastes triggered his own spiritual awakening and conversion. Other renowned writers have voiced similar acknowledgements. Chesterton said of MacDonald, If we test the matter of Scotland's beloved storyteller. A good biography of George MacDonalds life by Michael Phillips. He uses MacDonalds books and writing to paint a picture of his life both during his hard and good times.

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George MacDonald : A Biography of Scotland's Beloved Storyteller. by Michael R. Phillips. The book does an excellent job of explaining life events that influenced MacDonald's writings and relating those life events to the books George MacDonald wrote during those times. Familiarity with the books has helped me relate more to his life.

Licensed under CC-BY-SA . License statement: Biography of MacDonald, PoemHunter. Phillips, Michael R. (1987). George MacDonald: Scotland's Beloved Storyteller. Minneapolis: Bethany House. p. 209. ISBN 978-0871239440.

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Scotland's beloved storyteller, George MacDonald, 19th-century Scottish novelist and poet, was reintroduced to 20th century Christians by C. Chesterton said of MacDonald, "If we test the matter of originality of attitude, George MacDonald was one of the three or four greatest men of the 19th century

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George Macdonald, novelist of Scottish life, poet, and writer of Christian allegories of man’s pilgrimage back to God, who is remembered chiefly, however, for his allegorical fairy stories, which have continued to delight.

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In this extensive biography, Michael Phillips paints a revealing portrait of George MacDonald. Phillips uses the facts of MacDonald's life to shape a picture of the man, set against the Scottish land he loved. Looking at both his strengths and shortcomings, Phillips does not shy away from the issues that made MacDonald a controversial figure during his life and beyond. Previously out of print, this work will be welcomed by all who have come to love the Scottish storyteller's novels and his view of God as Father.

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Mezilabar
The most thorough bio on George MacDonald that is readily available today. Author makes extensive use of MacDonald's own writings as well as the accounts of Greville MacDonald, his son. I find it comforting and helpful that someone like MacDonald lived as he did, unabashedly. I feel he is something of a living template for many of us today. And I trust someone who you can tell loves the Father and knows he is loved by the Father as well. This is all reflected so well in the bio. Of course, as great as the bio is, it is still no substitute for MacDonald's actual works which is where is spirit really shines through. I would recommend a good dose of MacDonald reading before taking on the bio...the details of a man's life can lessen what is in his heart sometimes. Phantastes and At The Back Of The North Wind are great places to start.
Maman
Detailed research of a beautifully portrayed life. Every minute of reading is a worthwhile life experience Jerri Henderson
Flarik
Truly great writers oft are known to have troubled, tragic, or challenging lives. George MacDonald certainly walked a mile or two in everykind of worldly storm -- his theological beliefs, particularly, rocked the religious boat in his day. Independent thought, however, is the first of those characteristics which mark the great writers. Of course, it takes one to know one, and in this case Michael Phillips has certainly gotten to know his subject and proven himself the scholar capable of penning such a tremendous biography. George MacDonald: A Biography of Scotland's Beloved Storyteller, is a masterful piece of work. Phillips paints the whole portrait, not merely the man, but the man in his relationships personal, public, and professional with those around him. We get to know his family, and it sometimes seems as if Phillips stepped back in time and walked along with MacDonald, across the Scottish highlands, along the English and Mediterranian shores, and down the streets of MacDonald's very boyhood.

I am somewhat saddened that the works of George MacDonald were [not] introduced to me as a young reader. Certainly his voice and his spiritual convictions that ingrained themselves so deeply, and positively, in the lives of the men and women of his generation could be the healing balm, or perhaps the catalyst for change, for this modern generation. Phillips shows us of MacDonald as man, as preacher, as scholar, as awestruck child of a living and powerful God who, despite the trials of life and the naysayers, persevered. I am happy, however, that introduction has finally been made, and I can think of no one better chosen for the task.

Michael Phillips' writing talent shines through in this rich and inspiring work. Readers will come away with the desire to know more of Mr. MacDonald's work -- not to mention wanting to read more of Mr. Phillips' other works as well.
Kriau
Meet the man that C. S. Lewis and now Michael Phillips call their mentor. If you're wondering why you should take the time to become acquainted with a Scottish preacher, poet and novelist, perhaps the greatest endorsement of MacDonald comes from Lewis. Lewis expressed the thought that though MacDonald was not error-free, he knew of no writer who was so continually close to the Spirit of Christ. In his presentation of MacDonald's faith, Phillips makes the words of Lewis ring true.

Some of MacDonald's ideas are controversial but much of his thought gets at the core of what it means to follow Christ. His mystical side, which could see the hand of God in all of nature, and his emphasis on doing all that Christ said, remind one of St. Francis of Assisi.

MacDonald was a multi-faceted character and Phillips does a masterful job of fleshing out the person. Particularly fascinating is the glimpse we get of MacDonald's inward struggle to discover what God was really like. He had a difficult time reconciling God's nature with the stern Calvinism of his day that could leave a child in tears for failing to adequately learn his or her lessons about God. You see in his journey what led him toward the thought of universal redemption, an idea that circulated during his time.

MacDonald saw that for some Christians, hell was the greatest reality. But how does one reconcile the idea of eternal punishment for sin with a God that MacDonald came to believe was good and loving. His mystical side believed that even as the sun melts the snow; sin, death and even hell itself would eventually give way before the love of God.

One cannot help but be sympathetic, as Phillips is, to this remarkable account of one man's attempt to reconcile apparent opposing realities. On the other hand, some of his views are a little confusing and appear to contradict Scripture.

Those like MacDonald, who believe in a universal redemption, view the idea that some are lost forever as a defeat of God's ultimate plan and intention. They might say that to see it otherwise makes our sense of justice higher than God's. I don't think it necessarily follows that God has suffered a defeat because some are lost. God clearly states through the prophet Isaiah that we cannot fully fathom His thoughts and ways. We don't want to make the mistake of pronouncing as one thing what God sees as something else. We often see the death of a Christian as tragic, but for God it is something that is precious in His sight.

Our finite minds cannot always reconcile what seems to us contradictory. For example, many have tried to do that with the ideas of predestination and choice. That attempt has been a cause of error and a source of disagreement among Christians. On this particular issue, as in others, wisdom is found in acknowledging all that the Bible teaches while recognizing that from God's perspective, there is harmony.

Phillips portrays MacDonald as a seeker after the truth, and he does an excellent job of showing us where MacDonald's search led him. But it's still hard to understand how he could embrace the idea of universal redemption, when it's not clearly taught in Scripture. There's much more to MacDonald than this particular issue, but this book serves as a fascinating study of it.

I now understand why a Calvinist, one who among other things believes in a limited atonement--Christ died only for the elect, would want nothing to do with MacDonald. It's interesting to note that Calvinism is reportedly making a comeback today among the young. It's not the strict Calvinism of MacDonald's time, but the essential doctrines are the same. That Calvinism would begin to experience a renewal of sorts shows that a divide remains between Christians when it comes to the finer points of doctrine.

Whether it is in relation to disagreements, or one's views in general, some people make themselves almost despicable through their pettiness. MacDonald was the exact opposite. He was exceedingly broad-minded, a noble soul that inspired and elevated those he touched through his life and writings. He was, as he came to be known by friends, Mr. Greatheart of The Pilgrim's Progress. His thoughts were often grand, original and challenging.

We are the richer for this insightful glimpse into the heart of the man. I can't imagine a better book on MacDonald's inward journey, and I can't escape the conclusion that he was a strong believer in Christ. The majority of his thought is profound and valuable to any Christian. It's amazing to see how widely he is read and quoted even today.

Originally published in 1987, this revised and updated edition commemorates the 100th anniversary of MacDonald's death. It starts off slow because of the abundance of background information, but it's a great read for those who want to get to know a life that despite challenges and controversy was exceptionally noble.
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