The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


More fictional folks to meet

Meg Murray, who fights against evil, in Madeleine L'Engle's young adult novels A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet and Many Waters.

Lyra Silvertongue and Will Parry, children who confront the evils of the church in Philip Pullman's fantasy books The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

Agatha McGee, a Roman Catholic schoolteacher living in northern Minnesota who discovers the riches of life in her senior years, in Jon Hassler's Staggerford, A Green Journey and Dear James.

Charles Ashworth, Jonathon Darrow and others who live rich spiritual lives in Susan Howatch's series about the Church of England: Glittering Images, Glamorous Powers, Ultimate Prizes, Scandalous Risks, Mystical Paths and Absolute Truths.

Miss Julia Springer, a widowed septuagenarian who discovers her inner strengths as she encounters surprising challenges in Ann B. Ross' Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, Miss Julia Takes Over and Miss Julia Throws a Wedding.

Margaret Gower, the daughter of an Episcopal priest who becomes a priest herself, in Gail Godwin's Father Melancholy's Daughter and Evensong.


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