Also, as a side note. I went to a debate last weekend between Thomas Granger (author of the Key to Harry Potter) and Richard Abanus (author of Harry Potter and the Bible). They brought up the two obvious influential Christian authors in children's fantasy, Tolkien and Lewis. Can anyone explain to me why MacDonald, who was the forerunner of these men in Christian fantasy, is so often overlooked and not mentioned? A vast majority of people don't know who he is, lost in the shadows of Mordor and Narnia. Is there something I am missing? Why his exclusion, when it's so obvious he is a genius in his writing?
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. ~George MacDonald~