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George MacDonald was born 12/10/1824, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.  He was a Congregationalist who pastored at Arundel, Sussex until some theological controversies led to his resignation.  He thereafter supported himself by lecturing, tutoring, writing and occasional preaching.  Though often in poor health and poverty, his writings show a faith in God.

C S Lewis acknowledged a debt to MacDonald calling him his “master.”  The cheerful goodness demonstrated in his works captured Lewis’s imagination and convinced him that righteousness was not dull.  MacDonald died 18/9/1905, at Ashstead, England.  


MacDonald Quotes:

“Doing the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.”

 “To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”  

“Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it.”  

“A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it.”

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