Item description for WinterSong: Christmas Readings by Madeleine L'Engle & Luci Shaw...
Have a cup of coffee and put a log on the fire, settle info a comforable chair and enjoy a winter's day with the writings of novelist Madeleine L'Engle and poet Luci Shaw. Participate in the winter season: the wonder, the solemnity, the power, and the miracles. These readings reflect on the winter world around us, drawing joy from winter days, hope from Christmas celebrations, and promise for the New Year. This elegant collection is the natural outflow of the long-standing friendship between Madeleine L'Engle and Luci Shaw. Sharing similar themes and a reflective style of writing, they combine their two rich literary worlds. Newbery Award Winner Madeleine L'Engle is widely known for her children's books, and adult fiction and nonfiction. Her most recent book is Live Coal in the Sea. Renowned poet Luci Shaw's most recent book is The Green Earth: Poems of Creation. Both women are widely known throughout the United States and Canada for their workshops on writing and journaling, lectures, and retreats.
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Studio: Regent College Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Oct 8, 2004
Publisher Regent College Publishing
ISBN 1573833320 ISBN13 9781573833325
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More About Madeleine L'Engle & Luci Shaw
Madeleine L'Engle was the author of more than forty-five books for all ages, among them the beloved A Wrinkle in Time, awarded the Newbery Medal; A Ring of Endless Light, a Newbery Honor Book; A Swiftly Tilting Planet, winner of the American Book Award; and the Austin family series of which Troubling a Star is the fifth book. L'Engle was named the 1998 recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards award, honoring her lifetime contribution in writing for teens. Ms. L'Engle was born in 1918 in New York City. She wrote her first book, The Small Rain, while touring with Eva Le Gallienne in Uncle Harry. She met Hugh Franklin, to whom she was married until his death in 1986, while they were rehearsing The Cherry Orchard, and they were married on tour during a run of The Joyous Season, starring Ethel Barrymore. Ms. L'Engle retired from the stage after her marriage, and the Franklins moved to northwest Connecticut and opened a general store. After a decade in Connecticut, the family returned to New York. After splitting her time between New York City and Connecticut and acting as the librarian and writer-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Madeleine L'Engle died on September 7, 2007 at the age of 88.
Madeleine L'Engle lived in New York City, in the state of New York. Madeleine L'Engle was born in 1918 and died in 2007.
Reviews - What do customers think about WinterSong: Christmas Readings?
Early Winter, Christmas, Late Winter Oct 20, 2009
WinterSong: Christmas Readings by Madeleine L'Engle and Luci Shaw, is a beautiful book in every way. I have both the hardcover copy, published in 1996 by Harold Shaw Publishers, as well as the paperback version, published in 2003 by Regent College Publishing (copyright by the authors). Good to have an extra copy of this timeless writing, compiled by Lil Copan, on hand for a gift.
WinterSong includes many different selections of writing in poetry and prose, by L'Engle and Shaw, from their long and distinguished careers. Scripture quotations from different translations of the Bible are also included and appreciated. As noted in the Acknowledgments, many pieces in WinterSong are previously unpublished. It is also lovely to reread familiar pieces in a new conversational and devotional setting.
There are seven chapters in the book, beginning with "Unraveling a Season/Early Winter," "Marvelous Mystery/Incarnation" at the center, and ending with "Newness of Heart/New Year and Late Winter." It is a book to read from cover-to-cover and/or to read and reflect upon selections here and there.
WinterSong is a classic. The books of Madeleine and Luci have been a part of my life for decades now. Surely, I am not alone in feeling comfortable referring to them by their first names. It is a privilege to recommend their work.