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Bright Evening Star: Mystery of the Incarnation Oh, that Madeleine As a master storyteller herself, L Engle helps the reader to view the gospels through a different lens true story How do we read stories that are common to us L Engle helps us turn the gemstone and see a different facet I love that about her.There are absolutely things I disagree with in L Engle s writing I ve said before that she mistakes when she reads God is love as Love is God I think that is her great error That said, her emphasis on God s love and how Chris Oh, that Madeleine As a master storyteller herself, L Engle helps the reader to view the gospels through a different lens true story How do we read stories that are common to us L Engle helps us turn the gemstone and see a different facet I love that about her.There are absolutely things I disagree with in L Engle s writing I ve said before that she mistakes when she reads God is love as Love is God I think that is her great error That said, her emphasis on God s love and how Christ worked out God s love during his earthly ministry is a beautiful reminder of the nature of the Kingdom As a Reformed, Calvinistic Christian who does believe in theological points that L Engle disdains, I can still read her with profit Her emphasis on Christ s laying down power that was woven throughout the book Phil 2, did not consider equality with God a thing to be grasped and the ways he acted out of compassion and his pointed teaching through parables helps to give arobust understanding of His work I do think He planned the cross I do think He agreed to the cross beforehand because of love greater love has no man than this than he lay down his life for his friends There is paradox, we don t have to understand all L Engle does a beautiful job of pulling out the threads of paradox and helping us love L Engle s analysis of the Incarnation is part autobiography and part theography It s a wonderful story of choosing love over power and truth over fact I enjoy L Engle s voice and her openness about her own feelings and beliefs, along with the stories she shares about family, friends, and loved ones Her interpretation of Scripture is true to the Word, and she always brings all her opinions back to the Bible Nothing that she says is not based in the Gospels She does t form random opinions tha L Engle s analysis of the Incarnation is part autobiography and part theography It s a wonderful story of choosing love over power and truth over fact I enjoy L Engle s voice and her openness about her own feelings and beliefs, along with the stories she shares about family, friends, and loved ones Her interpretation of Scripture is true to the Word, and she always brings all her opinions back to the Bible Nothing that she says is not based in the Gospels She does t form random opinions that have nothing to do with God I highly recommend this book to anybody struggling with seeing God as wrathful and angry rather than as Love, which is what He really is If you re unsure of why bad things happen, read this book It s not the Bible, but it s a useful tool, a second reference I enjoyed it for the affirmation of what I already know and believe It pleased me to read a book by a famous author about the God that I love I m glad that L Engle published a book like this and wasn t afraid to be criticized for writing the truth This book is well written and interesting, whether you re a Christian, a fan of L Engle, or both Sometimes Madeleine writes things that are a littleout there When you come across those parts, don t get hung up Just say to yourself, Ha ha Oh that Madeleine and keep reading Judy HougenI loved this quote Addie Zierman added to the foreword After reading several books by Madeleine L Engle recently, I can honestly say that I have felt both uplifted by her books and at other times puzzled At this point, I m going to keep on reading because I always walk away with some thoughts that e Sometimes Madeleine writes things that are a littleout there When you come across those parts, don t get hung up Just say to yourself, Ha ha Oh that Madeleine and keep reading Judy HougenI loved this quote Addie Zierman added to the foreword After reading several books by Madeleine L Engle recently, I can honestly say that I have felt both uplifted by her books and at other times puzzled At this point, I m going to keep on reading because I always walk away with some thoughts that enlarge my faith, and at other times, I smile when I come across something that goes against what I believe because that quote comes to mind.I picked this book for the month of December, and it was a lovely choice Madeleine s Christian beliefs are largely influenced by her parents and Episcopal background In this book, she shares her lifelong love of Jesus, and no matter how you feel about her beliefs, you can not possibly walk away from this book doubting her relationship and love for God Like me, perhaps your own faith and love will be treasured in a deeper way.I highly recommend her books, and feel this is worth 5 stars Another thoughtful book by M L Engle Her writing is easy and almost conversational I do like that Her Christian perspective is influenced by her Episcopal background, but she relates with a wider world of Christians, so I like what she says A big part of this book is sharing her love of story in books and in the Bible Jesus did use stories a lot to teach L Engle makes the point that we learn truth through story best Because my mother grew up mourished and informed by story, she and h Another thoughtful book by M L Engle Her writing is easy and almost conversational I do like that Her Christian perspective is influenced by her Episcopal background, but she relates with a wider world of Christians, so I like what she says A big part of this book is sharing her love of story in books and in the Bible Jesus did use stories a lot to teach L Engle makes the point that we learn truth through story best Because my mother grew up mourished and informed by story, she and her cousins were able to see needs ignored by those who had not been given the empathy that comes from the insight of story Wisdom If you can make someone afraid, you have power over that person We want security We want comfort We want affluence None of these give us freedom I have children and grandchildren, and they give me vulnerability, not security Love offers us the gretest joy and the greatest pain In the sects and cults freedom is relinquished for answers, answers to everything It takespower than I can imagine to give up power There is much that I don t understand that enriches my life I really wanted to love this bookI do love Madeleine L Engle for her conversational style, her honest and wrestling faith, her acceptance and even reverence of the things that reside for now in the realm of mystery also her love for Jesus and familiarity with the gospels The wonder she brings to life while not shying away from the brokenness that is the draw for me.However, her theology seems really bad to me in places esp sovereignty of God, free will, etc and she puts forward po I really wanted to love this bookI do love Madeleine L Engle for her conversational style, her honest and wrestling faith, her acceptance and even reverence of the things that reside for now in the realm of mystery also her love for Jesus and familiarity with the gospels The wonder she brings to life while not shying away from the brokenness that is the draw for me.However, her theology seems really bad to me in places esp sovereignty of God, free will, etc and she puts forward poor arguments against literal 7 day Creation and Calvinism A couple of other points she made just didn t ring true and turned me off from enjoying this book Why did I wake at 3am last night I don t know I am so grateful that this book called to me from the Jacob s Ladder of unread books next to my bed L Engle not only saw the universe for everything it is, she had the ability and the courage to share her vision She s my mentor new review 20 Sep 2012 I suppose this is a good one to keep next to the bed, because here I am again It s so obvious that she was influenced by Bach s music The rhythm of her words dances and flows like a fugue and var Why did I wake at 3am last night I don t know I am so grateful that this book called to me from the Jacob s Ladder of unread books next to my bed L Engle not only saw the universe for everything it is, she had the ability and the courage to share her vision She s my mentor new review 20 Sep 2012 I suppose this is a good one to keep next to the bed, because here I am again It s so obvious that she was influenced by Bach s music The rhythm of her words dances and flows like a fugue and variations, as she flows in and out of ideas and visions, leading us further, and bringing us home again.It s said that you will never change anyone s mind by what you say, and I find that L Engle never changes mine, but she elaborates and expands what I had tucked in the quiet corners all along 30 dec 2016 How I wish I d known her in this life Will likely become an annual addition to my Advent Devotional. I do not understand the incarnation I rejoice in it. For Over Fifty Years, L Engle Has Been Delighting And Inspiring Readers With Her Warm, Eloquent Prose, And Inspirational Poetry She Continues This Tradition With Bright Evening Star, A Personal Reflection Of The Mystery And Majesty Of The Incarnation Of Jesus Christ Bright Evening Star Provides A Glimpse Into The Life Stories Of This Prolific Author And Her Encounters With God With A Foreword By John Tesh, L Engle Invites Us On A Spiritual Adventure That Leads To Hope, Joy, And A Closer Relationship With Jesus Christmas, Says Madeleine L Engle, Should Be A Time Of Awed Silence If You Re Looking For A Unique And Christ Centered Christmas Meditation, Bright Evening Star Will Be A Rich And Delightful Discovery Year Round [Epub] ↠ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space Author Muriel Dimen – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk L Engle Has Been Delighting And Inspiring Readers With Her Warm [KINDLE] ❆ Insight and Interpretation ❤ Roy Schafer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Eloquent Prose [Reading] ➶ Good People in an Evil Time By Svetlana Broz – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk And Inspirational Poetry She Continues This Tradition With Bright Evening Star !!> EPUB ✽ On a Day Like This ✸ Author Peter Stamm – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk A Personal Reflection Of The Mystery And Majesty Of The Incarnation Of Jesus Christ Bright Evening Star Provides A Glimpse Into The Life Stories Of This Prolific Author And Her Encounters With God With A Foreword By John Tesh Download ☆ Heart to Start By Derek Handley – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk L Engle Invites Us On A Spiritual Adventure That Leads To Hope !!> BOOKS ✯ Light without Fire ⚡ Author Scott Korb – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Joy !!> Ebook ➥ Secrecy ➦ Author Rupert Thomson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk And A Closer Relationship With Jesus Christmas !!> KINDLE ➛ The Silence and the Roar ❥ Author Nihad Sirees – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Says Madeleine L Engle [ PDF / Epub ] ★ Hard Country Author Robin Robilliard – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Should Be A Time Of Awed Silence If You Re Looking For A Unique And Christ Centered Christmas Meditation [Ebook] The Whale Rider By Witi Ihimaera – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Bright Evening Star Will Be A Rich And Delightful Discovery Year Round I like that Madeleine L Engle can t be put in a box Madeleine thinks like Madeleine To me, the best part of this book was when she described how her thinking about God was influenced by her family and by the thinking boxes she encountered in various schools and churches As much as I admire her strong voice, her writing doesn t usually draw me in and win me over It s all head, and I wantheart This book is no exception Bright Evening Star is organized around the incarnation It s not I like that Madeleine L Engle can t be put in a box Madeleine thinks like Madeleine To me, the best part of this book was when she described how her thinking about God was influenced by her family and by the thinking boxes she encountered in various schools and churches As much as I admire her strong voice, her writing doesn t usually draw me in and win me over It s all head, and I wantheart This book is no exception Bright Evening Star is organized around the incarnation It s not exactly a Christmas book, though it may look like one at first glance I listened to the audio version, and maybe I would have connected better with the book on paper There are some great flashes of insight in the book, but all in all it was just OK for me If you love Madeleine L Engle s essays, you ll probably like Bright Evening Star for the insights it offers into her thinking


About the Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L Engle was an American writer best known for her young adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters Her works reflect her strong interest in modern science tesseracts, for example, are featured prominently in A Wrinkle in Time, mitochondrial DNA in A Wind in the Door, organ regeneration in The Arm of the Starfish, and so forth Madeleine was born on November 29th, 1918, and spent her formative years in New York City Instead of her school work, she found that she would much rather be writing stories, poems and journals for herself, which was reflected in her grades not the best However, she was not discouraged.At age 12, she moved to the French Alps with her parents and went to an English boarding school where, thankfully, her passion for writing continued to grow She flourished during her high school years back in the United States at Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, vacationing with her mother in a rambling old beach cottage on a beautiful stretch of Florida beach.She went to Smith College and studied English with some wonderful teachers as she read the classics and continued her own creative writing She graduated with honors and moved into a Greenwich Village apartment in New York She worked in the theater, where Equity union pay and a flexible schedule afforded her the time to write She published her first two novels during these years A Small Rain and Ilsa before meeting Hugh Franklin, her future husband, when she was an understudy in Anton Chekov s The Cherry Orchard They married during The Joyous Season.She had a baby girl and kept on writing, eventually moving to Connecticut to raise the family away from the city in a small dairy farm village withcows than people They bought a dead general store, and brought it to life for 9 years They moved back to the city with three children, and Hugh revitalized his professional acting career The family has kept the country house, Crosswicks, and continues to spend summers there.As the years passed and the children grew, Madeleine continued to write and Hugh to act, and they to enjoy each other and life Madeleine began her association with the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, where she has been the librarian and maintained an office forthan thirty years After Hugh s death in 1986, it was her writing and lecturing that kept her going She has now lived through the 20th century and into the 21st and has written over 60 books and keeps writing She enjoys being with her friends, her children, her grandchildren, and her great grandchildren 2007 Crosswicks, Ltd Madeleine L Engle, President


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