New in new dust jacket. BRIGHT SHINY, BRAND NEW, UNDER MYLAR. 207 p. : ill.; 25 cm. Includes Illustrations. "A Time-Life Television book." A collection of 6 scripts of the television series: A third testament. Contents: St. Augustine: 354 to 430 A.D. --Blaise Pascal: 1623 to 1662. --William Blake: 1757 to 1827. --Søren Kierkegaard: 1813 to 1855. --Leo Tolstoy: 1828 to 1910. --Dietrich Bonhoeffer: 1906 to 1945.
Malcolm Muggeridge has a great perspective from a 20th century author. His observations on the impact of individuals in how people think about faith are very insightful. This book is well written, succinct, and a great read! Enjoy!
Oct 16, 2008
Malcolm Muggeridge must be accounted as one the the finest writers in the English language. He shares a quality with other great writers in this language, such as Shakepeare, C.S. Lewis and Chesterton, as being a pure delight to read. He could probably write about yesterday's trash and make it engrossing. However, Muggeridge is also a writer that enjoys the big themes. I find this book very inspiring, as Muggeridge explores the lives of several seemingly diverse figures, such as Pascal, Blake, Kierkegaard, Tolstoy and Bonhoeffer. What the figures have in common is a faith and a vision of life and humanity that is a gift to our present culture of triviality and death. Wonderful book.
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