Friday, August 31, 2018

A Light So Lovely, The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L'Engle - a review

A Light So Lovely is a must read book for fans of L'Engle's work.  Sarah Arthur shares both the brilliance of L'Engle and her flaws, which I appreciate as no one is perfect.  I found it amusing that her children did not remember instances she wrote about in her nonfiction books the way she did.  I have had similar instances with my own family.

I remember being warned of Madeleine L'Engle's books as being "New Age" before I had read any of them.  I'm glad I didn't listen for once I read her nonfiction, starting with A Circle of Quiet, and her well known Newbery Award Winner, A Wrinkle In Time... I didn't find anything New Age about either one of those books (and I was looking).

One of the aspects of this book I liked best was the discussion about L'Engle's at times mixed theology and legalism verses liberalism as they pertain to Christian books in general.  I thought the discussion was very well balanced and put words to my own way of thinking as a conservative Christian who loves L'Engle's books.

I highly recommend A Light So Lovely!

A Light So Lovely was provided by the publisher for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.

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Debbie Nolan said...

I have often read quotes from Madeleine L'Engle's books but have never read any of her works. This book sounds wonderful. I will be on the lookout for it. Thanks for your great review. Have a delightful weekend.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I’ve only read “ A Wrinkle In Time.” This book sounds fascinating though, as I love reading about people.

Vee said...

Sounds interesting. I can relate to memory being fluid. My children chat about this or that childhood memory and I literally ask them if I was there. The discussion about law and freedom would interest me.

Rebecca said...

Looking forward to when this is available through our city library!

Rebecca said...

Looking forward to when this is available through our city library!