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The Elect Lady

George MacDonald

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Andrew. "Let's ask Him to keep us from caring which is in the right, and make us both try to be in the right We don't often differ about what we are to ask for, Sandy!"

"No, we don't."

"It's me to take care of you, Sandy!"

"And me to take care of you, Andrew!"

Here was the nucleus of a church!—two stones laid on the foundation-stone.

"Luik here, Sandy!" said Andrew; "we maun hae anither, an' syne there'll be four o' 's!"

"How's that?" asked Sandy.

"I won'er 'at we never noticed it afore! Here's what He says: 'For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.' In that way, wharever He micht be walkin' aboot, we could aye get Him! He likes twa, an' His Father 'ill hear the 'greed prayer, but He likes three better—an' that stan's to rizzon, for three maun be better 'n twa! First ane maun lo'e . . . Read More

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I have to confess that as I was reading this George MacDonald novel, I was troubled by the “too good to be true” character of Andrew. His “do no wrong” saintliness is so far out of reach. I was momentarily reminded of the squeaky clean, almost sanctimonious Danny Orlis that I used to read as a child

During his time MacDonald was as popular as Dickens. While his Lilith and Phantastes are my preferred reading, this was a nice light walk in Victorian England and of love.

I started reading George MacDonald in 2017 and have found him so delightful! Actually I read The Princess and Curdie to my children in the 1980's and although I liked those books, I didn't love them but I do love MacDonald's romantic fiction. His books are full of high moral-values and deep spiritua

This is probably the first time I've read a novel that's been edited years later to remove some of its content. Originally published as 'The Elect Lady' in 1888, it has been edited by Michael Phillips, presumably to remove some of its preachiness. It does tend to be a little preachy.
The two main ch

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