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Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle

Madeleine L'engle - Walking on water

I enjoyed many of L’Engle’s novels as a kid (A Wrinkle In Time, Wind in The Door) and this non-fiction work caught my eye in the library. Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith And Art is a relatively short book with scattered thoughts from the author on what it means to be a writer, a Christian, and a woman. Many of her thoughts are good and profound, although many of them were not new to me – what makes Christian art “Christian”, be it writing, music, or painting? Can a non-Christian produce art that glorifies God? God likes to chooses unqualified people. We forget how to have faith like a child. There is no conflict between science and religion. It was good to revisit some of those concepts, and it was also insightful to peek into some of the inspirations for her writing. Anyone interested in creating art for the glory of God would probably enjoy flipping through this book.

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