Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

Walking on Water : Reflections on Faith and Art (Wheaton Literary)

Madeleine L’Engle

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I picked this up a couple months ago, but put it aside, because I’d been reading so much religious/spiritual stuff that my head was getting clogged. I’m glad I waited, because this book, really a series of essays, was refreshing and inspiring.

L’Engle’s been a favorite author of mine since I first read A Wrinkle in Time when I was seven or eight, and I’ve read much of her fiction (both fantasy and not) over the years, as well as her Crosswicks Journals. It seems I always find a L’Engle work in my hands just when I most need one.

THIS book included the author’s reflections on what makes a Christian book, or a children’s book, and included some interesting etymology on words like “whole” and “holy.”

I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone, but if you’re inclined to this sort of reading, definitely add it to your list.