Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing
“The Christian Imagination is an extraordinary treasure of thought-provoking reflections. Whether you restrain your appetite and consume this book over months or gorge yourself in a day or two, you'll find this a literary feast to be read with pen or highlighter in hand. If your imagination has gotten too wet to burn, this book is a flamethrower.See All
author of numerous books including Deadline, Edge of Eternity, and Safety Home
“Endorsing this book is a bit like endorsing moral virtue, sunlight, or DNA-its marvels are self-evident. With skillful enthusiasm, contributors provide reading that enchants exemplifies, enlightens, and persuades. This is transformative literature.”See All
author of The Angles of Light and The Green Earth: Poems of Creation
For centuries, writers and book lovers have enjoyed discussing the relationship between imagination, belief, and words. With writings and excerpts from over fifty authors, The Christian Imagination now brings together in a single source the best that has been written about this rich subject.
This anthology covers all of the major topics that fall within this subject and includes essays and excerpts from fifty authors, including C.S. Lewis, Flannery O'Connor, Dorothy Sayers, and Frederick Buechner.
- Discover what J. R. R. Tolkien had to say abou the role of happy endings in literature.
- Hear what the questions, "Is it good enough for children?" means to Newberry Award-winner Madeleine L'Engle.
- Read C. S. Lewis's thoughts about "creating Narnia.
We can learn much from these insights and many more - insights that will deepen our experience of reading and writing and enrich our relationship with God.
Revised and expanded edition
Published February 2002
About the Editor: Leland Ryken is Professor of English at Wheaton College, where he has taught since 1968. He has published nearly two dozen books on such subjects as literature in Christian perspective, the Bible as literature, Milton, the Puritans, and work and leisure.