Madeleine L’Engle (author of Newberry Award Winning A Wrinkle in Time) was known for her fascinating perspectives on art, story, and faith. She was also a lightning rod for controversy – too Christian for some, too unorthodox for others. Somewhere in the middle was a complex woman whose embrace of paradox continues to be a beacon for generations of readers struggling to reconcile faith and science, art and religion, sacred and secular.
Sarah Arthur has just released A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time and it is gorgeous. In it, she explores L’Engle’s spirituality and what her story means for each of us now, in our own unique moment and within a larger narrative.
I’m painting a portrait of one of the spiritual giants who has gone before us,” writes Arthur. “And I’m encouraging a new generation of readers to seek and trust her as a spiritual guide. To borrow imagery from A Wrinkle in Time, we’re Meg Murray and she’s Mrs. Whatsit, traveling through time to challenge and encourage us.”
Enjoy the podcast.
Books and such that were mentioned on the podcast:
A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle
Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle
The Madeleine Podcast (featuring Philip Yancey in the first episode)
Audiobook excerpts, sample chapters, book trailer & more can be found here.
You can find out much more about Madeleine L’Engle over at the Madeleine Estate.