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  • Published: 18 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781524759346
  • Imprint: Christian/Forum
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $40.00

The Rock That Is Higher

Story as Truth



The bestselling author of A Wrinkle in Time explores life and death as she chronicles her husband's passing and her own painful recovery after being struck by a car.

We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comes… –Madeleine L’Engle, from The Rock That Is Higher

Story captures our hearts and feeds our imaginations. It reminds us who we are and where we came from. Story gives meaning and direction to our lives as we learn to see it as an affirmation of God’s love and truth–an acknowledgment of our longing for a rock in the midst of life’s wilderness.

Drawing upon her own experiences, well-known tales in literature, and selected narratives from Scripture, Madeleine L’Engle gently leads the way into the glorious world of story in The Rock That Is Higher. Here she acknowledges universal human longings and considers how literature, Scripture, personal stories, and life experiences all point us toward our true home.

  • Published: 18 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781524759346
  • Imprint: Christian/Forum
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $40.00

About the author

Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle was the author of more than forty-five books for all ages, among them the beloved A Wrinkle in Time, awarded the Newbery Medal; A Ring of Endless Light, a Newbery Honor Book; A Swiftly Tilting Planet, winner of the American Book Award; and the Austin family series of which Troubling a Star is the fifth book. L'Engle was named the 1998 recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards award, honoring her lifetime contribution in writing for teens.

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