Remembering Madeleine L’Engle

Today, 100-years-ago, Madeleine L’Engle was born

I wanted to take some time to recognize this date, because I feel indebted to L’Engle for her great impact on my life as a writer. My earliest brush with her corpus of work came in fourth grade, when I read A Wrinkle in Time. Her eloquently told tale of tesseracts and space travel sparked my imagination and filled me with wonder. It wasn’t long until I had finished the whole Wrinkle series.

As I aged, I grew to enjoy some of her more obscure works, such as her book of poetry, The Ordering of Love, and her meditations on writing entitled Walking on Water. Madeleine L’Engle opened for me the floodgates of imagination.

She was a mystic and a Christ-follower. She delved deep into science-fiction, fantasy, and philosophy and managed to craft something cohesive and compelling. Ever eschewing the “Children’s Author” label, she spun yarns in the image and literary-caliber of George MacDonald and C.S. Lewis,

If you’ve never had the good fortune of reading L’Engle’s books, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy today!

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3 thoughts on “Remembering Madeleine L’Engle

  1. A Wrinkle in Time is a classic. I would be interested to hear your thoughts about the movie adaptation.

    I love George MacDonald! The Princess and the Gobelin was profound and had a wonderful metaphor for faith (the string). Have you read that one yet?

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    1. I’ve not seen the most recent Wrinkle adaptation. To be honest, I’m kind of nervous to try it out.

      I just purchased The Princess and the Goblin! I’m excited to read it soon!

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