George MacDonald was a born preacher because he had a real living message to deliver, and the power to speak it.
—Joseph Johnson (1848–1926), hymn writer and author
George MacDonald was highly regarded as a preacher. The fantastic reach of his imagination elabled him to deliver majestic illustrations in his message of God’s boundless love and mercy, and his experience as a pastor in the Congregational church afforded him the experience to speak to real human needs. His Unspoken Sermons remain among his only surviving sermons—and their survival due only to the fact of his poor health, which often kept him out of the pulpit. This three-volume collection of sermons were written from the bedside of the preacher sick and suffering, but going to any means to deliver God’s message of love and mercy.
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George MacDonald (1824–1905) was a Scottish novelist, poet, and minister. Though he only achieved wide-spread fame posthumously, his work—especially his poignant fairy tales—was highly influential on many of the twentieth century’s most important writers, including Lewis Carroll, W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, E. Nesbit, Madeleine L’Engle, G. K. Chesterton, Oswald Chambers, and Elizabeth Yates. C. S. Lewis openly regarded MacDonald as his “master.” MacDonald was educated at Aberdeen and Highbury College. He was raised in the Congregationalist Church, but was uncomfortable with some Reformed doctrines, and he at times departed from Calvinist orthodoxy.