I just had a long conversation with Michael R. Phillips, one of the world’s leading authorities on George MacDonald. C. S. Lewis regarded MacDonald as his master teacher, and in his celebrated The Great Divorce has MacDonald coming from deep heaven to the shadowlands to meet and teach Lewis’s character. Of MacDonald, Lewis said, “I know hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continually close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself.”
At this stage in my life I would put MacDonald’s Unspoken Sermons at the top my list of my all time favorite books. Needless to say the conversation with Michael was off the charts. In his own right, Michael is an accomplished writer, but his great contribution to the world is his editing and republishing of many of MacDonald’s books. I am very grateful to Michael for his labor of love over several decades. His web site is a veritable treasure chest of light.
New blog (which is barely in its infancy): www.daretothinkbigaboutgod.com