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The Rock That Is Higher

Madeleine L'Engle (Doubleday: Sep 1993), 320 pages.

We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comes…" Story captures our hearts and feeds our imaginations. It reminds us who we are and where we came from. Story gives meaning and direction to our lives as we learn to see it as an affirmation of God’s love and truth–an acknowledgment of our longing for a rock in the midst of life’s wilderness. Drawing upon her own experiences, well-known tales in literature, and selected narratives from Scripture, Madeleine L’Engle gently leads the way into the glorious world of story in The Rock That Is Higher. Here she acknowledges universal human longings and considers how literature, Scripture, personal stories, and life experiences all point us toward our true home. ~ Product Description

Table of Contents 

    • One   Story as Homecoming     1
    • Two   Story as a Family Affair     37
    • Three   Story as Affirmation of God’s Love     57
    • Four   Story as the Search for Truth     87
    • Five   Story as Scripture     121
    • Six   Story as the Lord’s Prayer     141
    • Seven   Story as Community     161
    • Eight   Story as Joy     169
    • Nine   Story as Good News     183
    • Ten   Story as a Creative Act     203
    • Eleven   Story as a Redemptive Act     227
    • Twelve   Story as Resurrection     277