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A Rough Shaking review î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å George MacDonald 1824 1905 was a Scottish author poet and Christian minister Though no longer a household name his works particularly his fairy tales and fantasy novels have inspired deep admiration in such notables as W H Auden J R R Tolkien and Madeleine L'Engle C S Lewis wrote thatIs limited to some and denied to others Especially in his Unspoken Sermons 1867 89 he shows a highly developed theology His best known works are Phantastes 1858 At the Back of the North Wind 1871 and The Princess and the Goblin 1872 all fantasy novels and fairy tales such as The Light Princess 1867 The Golden Key 1867 and The Wise Woman 187. A solid Dickensian effort from George MacDonald While the sentimental Christian romanticizing and overt knowing philosophizing throughout the book were on occasion grating and even sometimes contradictory to one another the plot and characters all felt aboundingly fresh and engaging MacDonald often opens visions of other worlds and better ways of living in our own world and the visions he casts are better than his attempts to explain the details surrounding them If you have had success with other MacDonald and you like hard luck Dickens type tales you will enjoy this book It also loses one star for having an abrupt ending that I felt left a lot of interesting plot uestions unanswered

A Rough ShakingIs limited to some and denied to others Especially in his Unspoken Sermons 1867 89 he shows a highly developed theology His best known works are Phantastes 1858 At the Back of the North Wind 1871 and The Princess and the Goblin 1872 all fantasy novels and fairy tales such as The Light Princess 1867 The Golden Key 1867 and The Wise Woman 187. A solid Dickensian effort from George MacDonald While the sentimental Christian romanticizing and overt knowing philosophizing throughout the book were on occasion grating and even sometimes contradictory to one another the plot and characters all felt aboundingly fresh and engaging MacDonald often opens visions of other worlds and better ways of living in our own world and the visions he casts are better than his attempts to explain the details surrounding them If you have had success with other MacDonald and you like hard luck Dickens type tales you will enjoy this book It also loses one star for having an abrupt ending that I felt left a lot of interesting plot uestions unanswered

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A Rough Shaking ↠ Initially despised MacDonald became friends with him MacDonald grew up influenced by his Congregational Church with an atmosphere of Calvinism But MacDonald never felt comfortable with some aspects of Calvinist doctrine Later novels such as Robert Falconer 1868 and Lilith 1895 show a distaste for the Calvinist idea that God's electing love. 'Give me a slow steady boy who knows when he does not know a thing To know you do not know is to be a small prophet'Or a small Christian which is all that George MacDonald would have asked of a child This novel from his later years nothing short of a young person's guide to being a good Christian with its hero Clare Skymer a sort of English Huckleberry Finn with superior will powerWe meet him first of all as an old man unusually empathetic towards animals then our unnamed narrator tells the story of his unfortunate childhood He lost his parents when just three buried under a church roof in Italy after an earthuake He is adopted on the spot by Mr and Mrs Porson a humble parson and his good wife They in turn die on him several years later and he finds himself aged ten on the tramp and at the mercy of manor of unscrupulous individuals seeking to take advantage of his innocence and good nature In addition he has to become a surrogate father to a young rascal called Tommy and a baby girl he saves from being drowned MacDonald has become one of my favourite authors in recent times and this book though written with a juvenile readership in mind was another delight MacDonald was a preacher as well as an author and his writing reflects this but never is he heavy handed or rhetorical never is he dull As MacDonald says of Mr Porson so you could say of him 'the good man never wrote or read a sermon but talked to his people as one who would meet what was in them with what was in him'This is also an excellent book with which to foster a child's innate love of animals Even children today with the sophisticated menagerie of Pixar creatures to enjoy will love reading about Abdiel the dog Nimrod the bull and Pummy the PumaI certainly did summary Ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ George MacDonald

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George MacDonald ✓ 0 free download George MacDonald 1824 1905 was a Scottish author poet and Christian minister Though no longer a household name his works particularly his fairy tales and fantasy novels have inspired deep admiration in such notables as W H Auden J R R Tolkien and Madeleine L'Engle C S Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his master Even Mark Twain who. Animals obey him Adults fear him Clare’s history is uniue from his childhood where his parents were lost in an earthuake while they were abroad with him Taken in by an elderly couple who had always longed for a child Clare’s innocence and purity makes is community marvel When tragedies begin to strike Clare must fend for himself and the somewhat random conglomeration of beings that attach themselves to him He is full of wisdom and insight far beyond his years—sometimes unrealistically so He is admirable but not real or relatable However this is typical of MacDonald painting a world of “what ifs”—what if people loved as purely as Clare What if people exhibited his brand of courage I was interested in the number of instances where Clare fled My usual instinct is to weather circumstances sometimes obstinately Lol Clare however picks up at a moment’s notice when he perceives deep wrong doing abandoning personal connection convenience and provision I’m not sure if I admire this as wisdom or uestion it as giving up Had he been one of MacDonald’s characters who was entrenched in a life of obedience to the Father I would have had less uestioning in this because I would have trusted that he was trusting the Father’s leadings It is a subtle implication but Clare’s heavenly connection is definitely implicitMacDonald lovers will appreciate the character and world that he creates where purity coexists with the “normal” world However the beginning is a bit out of place so just get through the first chapter to get to the heart of Clare’s story