Icons and Idols in Antarctica and Other Unexpected Places; Penguins and Golden Calves

By: L'Engle, Madeleine; Enger, Leif

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Spine cocked; penny taped to front pastedown and notation " Lucky penny found on steps of St. Hilda's and given to me"Inscribed by author on title page. ; Wheaton Literary; 1 x 7 x 5.5 Inches; 187 pages; 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.; Signed by Author

Title: Icons and Idols in Antarctica and Other Unexpected Places; Penguins and Golden Calves

Author Name: L'Engle, Madeleine; Enger, Leif

Categories: Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Wheaton, IL, Shaw Books: 1996

ISBN Number: 0877886318

ISBN Number 13: 9780877886310

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 4494