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Penguins + golden calves : icons and idols

Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Publisher: Wheaton, IL : H. Shaw, ©1996.
Series: Wheaton literary series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite protests and warnings from friends and family, author Madeleine L’Engle, at the age of seventy-four, embarked on a rafting trip to Antarctica. Her journey through the startling beauty of the continent led her to write Penguins and Golden Calves, a captivating discussion of how opening oneself up to icons, or everyday “windows to God,” leads to the development of a rich and deeply spiritual faith. Here,  Read more...
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Named Person: Madeleine L'Engle; Madeleine L'Engle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine L'Engle
ISBN: 0877886318 9780877886310
OCLC Number: 33983581
Description: 187 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Wheaton literary series.
Other Titles: Penguins and golden calves
Responsibility: Madeleine L'Engle.
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Despite protests and warnings from friends and family, author Madeleine L’Engle, at the age of seventy-four, embarked on a rafting trip to Antarctica. Her journey through the startling beauty of the continent led her to write Penguins and Golden Calves, a captivating discussion of how opening oneself up to icons, or everyday “windows to God,” leads to the development of a rich and deeply spiritual faith. Here, L’Engle explains how ordinary things such as family, words, the Bible, heaven, and even penguins can become such windows. She also shows how such a window becomes an idol–a penguin becomes a “golden calf”–when we see it as a reflection of itself instead of God. With delightful language, insightful metaphor, and personal stories, L’Engle brings readers to a deeper understanding of themselves, their faith, and the presence of God in their daily lives.

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