We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comesâ€¦ â€“Madeleine Lâ€™Engle, from The Rock That Is Higher
Story captures our hearts and feeds our imaginations. It reminds us who we are and where we came from. Story gives meaning and direction to our lives as we learn to see it as an affirmation of Godâ€™s love and truthâ€“an acknowledgment of our longing for a rock in the midst of lifeâ€™s wilderness.
Drawing upon her own experiences, well-known tales in literature, and selected narratives from Scripture, Madeleine Lâ€™Engle gently leads the way into the glorious world of story in The Rock That Is Higher. Here she acknowledges universal human longings and considers how literature, Scripture, personal stories, and life experiences all point us toward our true home.
This book is all L’Engle in style.Â It is insightful and rambling all at the same time.Â In it the author gives us a great deal of auto-biographical insight into her life and her thinking.Â She relates her own story to her process of storytelling.Â This is not a “how to” book for writers.Â This work is not so much about the process of creating a story as it is the process of how she lived her own story and the impact that had upon her work.
I received a free digital galley of this book in exchange for my opinion.