Heather and Snow



[PDF / Epub] ☉ Heather and Snow ❤ George MacDonald – E17streets4all.co.uk Upon neighbouring stones, earth fast, like two islands of an archipelago, in an ocean of heather, sat a boy and a girl, the girl knitting, or, as she would have called it, weaving a stocking, and the Upon neighbouring stones, earth fast, like two islands of an archipelago, in an ocean of heather, sat a boy and a girl, the girl knitting, or, as she would have called it, weaving a stocking, and the boy, his eyes fixed on her face, talking with an animation that amounted almost to excitement He had great fluency, and could have talked Heather and eBook á just as fast in good English as in the dialect in which he was now pouring out his ambitions the broad Saxon of Aberdeen He was giving the girl to understand that he meant to be a soldier like his father, and quite as good a one as he But so little did he know of himself or the world, that, with small genuine impulse to action, and moved chiefly by the anticipated results of it, he saw success already his, and a grateful country at his feet His inspiration was so purely ambition, that, even if, his mood unchanged, he were to achieve much for his country, she could hardly owe him gratitude I ll no hae the warl lichtly make light of me he said Mebbe the warl winna tribble itsel aboot ye sae muckle as e en to lichtly ye returned his companion quietly.Heather and Snow

George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian ministerHe was educated at Aberdeen University and after a short and stormy career as a minister at Arundel, where his unorthodox views led to his dismissal, he turned to fiction as a means of earning a living He wrote over booksKnown particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, MacDonald Heather and eBook á inspired many authors, such as GK Chesterton, W H Auden, JRR Tolkien, C S Lewis, and Madeleine L Engle Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his master Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train station bookstall, I began to read A few hours later, said Lewis, I knew that I had crossed a great frontier G K Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had made a difference to my whole existence Elizabeth Yates wrote of Sir Gibbie, It moved me the way books did when, as a child, the great gates of literature began to open and first encounters with noble thoughts and utterances were unspeakably thrilling Even Mark Twain, who initially disliked MacDonald, became friends with him, and there is some evidence that Twain was influenced by MacDonaldForinformation, please see.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader so purely ambition, that, even if, his mood unchanged, he were to achieve much for his country, she could hardly owe him gratitude I ll no hae the warl lichtly make light of me he said Mebbe the warl winna tribble itsel aboot ye sae muckle as e en to lichtly ye returned his companion quietly."/>
  • Paperback
  • 90 pages
  • Heather and Snow
  • George MacDonald
  • 09 March 2017
  • 1497513391

10 thoughts on “Heather and Snow

  1. says:

    George MacDonald books are hard books to read, thanks to the 19th century Scottish style of language in which they are written, but they are worth the effort He tells good stories that leave one feeling so, so good It s very clear that he was a minister, as his books always seem to highlight Biblical virtues This book is about love Not cheesy omg I luuuuuuv you love, but the love thy neighbor kind of love The story is full of examples of living out this command, and of people learning h George MacDonald books are hard books to read, thanks to the 19th century Scottish style of language in which they are written, but they are worth the effort He tells good stories that leave one feeling so, so good It s very clear that he was a minister, as his books always seem to highlight Biblical virtues This book is about love Not cheesy omg I luuuuuuv you love, but the love thy neighbor kind of love The story is full of examples of living out this command, and of people learning how to do it He never denies that loving one s neighbor can be difficult, but shows how much of a struggle it can be Like a good sermon from a good teacher, the story inspires His novels aren t for everyone I ll be the first to admit that most people would hate reading his adult fiction But to me, his stories are wonderful and full of light

  2. says:

    A story of two young people growing up in Scotland The Scottish dialect is difficult to get through sometimes, and I honestly had no idea what was being said in a couple places, but for the most part, it was easy to follow George Macdonald has a good way of teaching through story The way I see it, Heather and Snow represent joy and adversity in life Both used by God to make us the people He desires The most dynamic character is Francis, the son of a rich officer in the army He loves Kirsty A story of two young people growing up in Scotland The Scottish dialect is difficult to get through sometimes, and I honestly had no idea what was being said in a couple places, but for the most part, it was easy to follow George Macdonald has a good way of teaching through story The way I see it, Heather and Snow represent joy and adversity in life Both used by God to make us the people He desires The most dynamic character is Francis, the son of a rich officer in the army He loves Kirsty, the daughter of his father s friend and one of his tenants This love begins as self love, as he thinks he is being gracious in loving her Though she doesn t consent to him and is somewhat repulsed , she is able to influence him for the better because of this love She has the true love that which seeks the best for her neighbor She shows him how to be a man doing something because it is right and not just because she wants him to He finds his inadequacy, and turns to the only One that can wake love and give strength to us It is a good illustration of how God works through people to help love those they are closest to, and the waste hatred it is not to help those around us Francis is changed in the heather the symbol of how love and joy can work to change us The snow is a symbol of adversity God uses it the test the trust of his people In searching for his children in a snowstorm, David Barclay has a revelation Then came the reflection, how little at any time could a father do for the wellbeing of his children The fact of their being children implied their need of an all powerful father must there not then be such a father Therewith the truth dawned upon him, that first of truths, which all his church going and Bible reading had hitherto failed to disclose, that, for life to be a good thing and worth living, a man must be the child of a perfect father, and know him In his terrible perturbation about his children, he lifted up his heart not to the Governor of the world not to the God of Abraham or Moses not in the least to the God of the Kirk least of all to the God of the Shorter Catechism but to the faithful creator and Father of David Barclay The aching soul which none but a perfect father could have created capable of deploring its own fatherly imperfection, cried out to the father of fathers on behalf of his children, and as he cried, a peace came stealing over him such as he had never before felt.God also uses adversity as our guide Bringing us where he wants us, as Kirsty realizes in the storm as she finds a place to rest.Through joy and adversity God makes us the people he wants us to be

  3. says:

    At first I thought I would be unable to wade through the thick and honestly, rather unnecessary Scottish dialect, but I m glad I stuck it out This is a good book and I love Kirsty, and you can whisper Mary Sue all you like and I won t change my mind one iota Sometimes it s just nice to have a thoroughly good main character Oh, and SteenieI don t know what even to say about Steenie I have seen few serious portrayals of people with mental disabilities in books, and this one is so beauti At first I thought I would be unable to wade through the thick and honestly, rather unnecessary Scottish dialect, but I m glad I stuck it out This is a good book and I love Kirsty, and you can whisper Mary Sue all you like and I won t change my mind one iota Sometimes it s just nice to have a thoroughly good main character Oh, and SteenieI don t know what even to say about Steenie I have seen few serious portrayals of people with mental disabilities in books, and this one is so beautifulindeed, it is quite a Catholic view of the matter I know little about George Macdonald, but between this and The Princess and the Goblin, I m in a fair way to like him very much indeed

  4. says:

    I loved this one because the main character is such a strong sensible girl A real, brave heroine Loved where she whips the laird across the face Don t worry, he deserved it.

  5. says:

    A simply fantastic story This is the first book of MacDonald s I have read, at the recommendation of a friend Many might be turned off by trying to understand the dialog which MacDonald writes as it sounds, in a heavy old Scottish dialect But it is worth it This, to me, is Christian fiction at its finest.

  6. says:

    What a blessed book, and what a time for me to read it Was encouraged by the wisdom of this girl Loved it

  7. says:

    The copy I read was actually called The Heather and the Snow Kirsty has so much strength of character, as well as charity and determination Very good read.

  8. says:

    While the beautiful brogue warmed my heart, the story lacked the depth that many other MacDonald masterpieces display Simplistic, though real, the tale focuses around two families as they deal with different difficulties through different means to discover the strength that comes from knowing the Father of us all A few very abrupt transitions in the story leave the reader with a choppy feel, and Steenie, the half wit comes off only as poetic, not mentally challenged.Great nuggets of insight, While the beautiful brogue warmed my heart, the story lacked the depth that many other MacDonald masterpieces display Simplistic, though real, the tale focuses around two families as they deal with different difficulties through different means to discover the strength that comes from knowing the Father of us all A few very abrupt transitions in the story leave the reader with a choppy feel, and Steenie, the half wit comes off only as poetic, not mentally challenged.Great nuggets of insight, but overall not a top MacDonald read

  9. says:

    Fascinating novel of its time, by an author contemporary with Dickens, Thackeray, and others, so written in that nineteenth century style Add to that the Scottish dialect of the characters and it can be a challenge But the modern editor does include a small glossary at the back so with concentration you can be transported to the Scottish hills circa late nineteenth century Recommended for lovers of religious themed novels with some fantastical, mystical elements.

  10. says:

    My mom wrote in it and gave this book to Eirene, and Eirene wrote in it and gave it to me for my birthday, there s oneblank page left, so we ll see what I do with it.

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