Book Review: Glimpses of Grace: by Madeleine L’Engle (Four Stars)

Book Review: Glimpses of Grace: Daily Thoughts and Reflections by Madeleine L’Engle, Carole F. Chase, editor

Four Stars out of Five

366 excerpts from the works of L’Engle arranged as daily readings by editor Chase.

L’Engle was of a previous generation (1918 to 2007) and her works reflect it. Very much hung up on the issues and trends of mid-twentieth century, her ideas have a quaint aspect which is not immediately obvious to the reader. Not that many of her thoughts aren’t profound, but they reflect a Cold war environment that current readers will have trouble understanding. She, and we, thought nuclear holocaust was a real possibility. Her reflections on nature and man’s place in it are still relevant.

L’Engle was a well-known Christian fiction writer. These “reflections” could well be used a daily devotions. Worthwhile.

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