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Knowing the Heart of God A powerful Christian classic that challenges readers to make their faiththan an intellectual assent to the gospel truth Obedience is shown to be the path to drawing intimately close to our Father


About the Author: George MacDonald

George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister.He was educated at Aberdeen University and after a short and stormy career as a minister at Arundel, where his unorthodox views led to his dismissal, he turned to fiction as a means of earning a living He wrote over 50 books.Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, MacDonald inspired many authors, such as G.K Chesterton, W H Auden, J.R.R Tolkien, C S Lewis, and Madeleine L Engle Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his master Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train station bookstall, I began to read A few hours later, said Lewis, I knew that I had crossed a great frontier G K Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had made a difference to my whole existence Elizabeth Yates wrote of Sir Gibbie, It moved me the way books did when, as a child, the great gates of literature began to open and first encounters with noble thoughts and utterances were unspeakably thrilling Even Mark Twain, who initially disliked MacDonald, became friends with him, and there is some evidence that Twain was influenced by MacDonald.Forinformation, please see



10 thoughts on “Knowing the Heart of God

  1. Nick Woodall Nick Woodall says:

    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 readof MacDonald.


  2. Sheila Read Sheila Read says:

    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 itandso 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.


  3. Lady Jane Lady Jane says:

    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 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 to be a breath of fresh air When he openly rejects core, Christian points of doctrine, such as the necessity of the Atonement, and exalts personal interpretation of Scripture namely his own above all other systematic theology, I have to part company with him Selections from MacDonald s short stories and poetry reinforce the point of each essay, like propaganda, making them difficult to enjoy if you disagree with the point MacDonald was making


  4. Mdbeltrano Mdbeltrano says:

    I really enjoy MacDonald s writing, especially his fiction, but I don t always agree with all of his theology.


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