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The Wise Woman

Author George MacDonald
Narrator Veronica Murphy
Runtime 5.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date April 26, 2004
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Firm and loving, the Wise Woman is everything a good parent could hope to be, and a refreshing portrayal of the Heavenly Parent of us all.

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This audiobook is Family Friendly! Children will love it, even as parents are edified. An excellent supplement for the Home Schooler.

A favorite author of C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald delivers another lovely tale in the story The Wise Woman. It is a story of two girls, one is a princess and the other a daughter of a shepherd; both are spoiled and self-serving. Their lives are forever changed when they encounter the Wise Woman, who undertakes to teach them virtue with an astounding balance of grace and truth. Firm and loving, the Wise Woman is everything a good parent could hope to be, and a refreshing portrayal of the Heavenly Parent of us all.

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Absorbing -- A Marvel
You know how the best stories take you out of the room you're reading in and into their world? This one does that. "Absorbing" is the word, I guess.

The narrative is profoundly instructive, but somehow comes across as more of an artistic endeavor than an instructive one. The Wise Woman (whom the story is named after) embodies an other-worldly (holy?) attitude that is marvelous to encounter.

P.S. I've come across claims that this guy didn't believe in hell. I've seen something like that in Lillith -- but only at the end. It doesn't come up a lot. And it's not a Rob Bell kind of "there is no hell, because God's not real." In the 6 other books of his I've read, he seems to be spot-on in how he portrays God. And he does so in a uniquely profound way. I didn't have any problem picking out the few bits of bad theology from what is otherwise wonderous content.
Review by / (Posted on 6/2/2017)
A most profound and wonderful book....
A most profound and wonderful book. I read it to my daughter when she was 6 and (now a 30 year old) she will ways remember how the Holy Spirit used it in her first experience of conviction of her own sinfulness. Certainly there are no doctrinal errors to worry about in this book!
I don't know of any Christian novelist more used by God to influence other Christians to write world-changing, God-glorifying novels and appreciate this quote by CS Lewis:
"The Divine Sonship is the key-conception which unites all the different elements of his thought. I dare not say that he is never in error; but to speak plainly I know hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continually close to the Spirit of Christ Himself. Hence his Christlike union of tenderness and severity. Nowhere else outside the New Testament have I found terror and comfort so intertwined."
I also dare not say he was never in error; I hope those casting stones are without any. All I can do is thank God for this imperfect but very gifted man.

Review by / (Posted on 5/8/2010)
After one read (listen), this is...
After one read (listen), this is my most favorite book (aside from the Bible) far. Because of this great book, I will be listening to every one of his works.
Review by / (Posted on 10/22/2009)
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