George MacDonald (1824 – 1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1845 with a master’s degree in chemistry and physics. In 1848 MacDonald began theological training at Highbury College and was appointed minister of Trinity Congregational Church, Arundel, in 1850. He later taught for some time at the University of London. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and his writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors. In addition to his fairy tales, MacDonald wrote several works on Christian apologetics. His best-known works are Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind, and Lilith.
Quotes by George MacDonald…
All the doors that lead inward to the secret place of the most high are doors outward: out of self — out of smallness — out of wrong.
I find the doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.
He had no feeling that he was in the heart of a crowded universe, between all whose great verities moved countless small and smaller truths. Little notion had he that to learn these after the measure of their importance, was his business, with eternity to do it in!