“I have been brought up to believe that the Gospel is to be spread, it is to be shared — not kept for those who already have it,” she said. “Well, ‘Christian novels’ reach Christians. They don’t reach out. . . . I am not a ‘Christian writer.’ I am a writer who is a Christian. I think that you have to be the best writer that you can be. Now, if I am truly a Christian, then that will show in my work.”

— Madeleine L’Engle

HT Terry Mattingly

2 Responses to “Quotable”

  1. Torre Bissell
    September 16, 2007 at 2:47 pm #

    I think one of the great blessings in my life has been that I was converted at age 22 in the Diocese of Belize in Central America by members of the Creole community. There was never a question as to whether or not the gospel should cross cultural and national lines: it did with me and that drove me outward to share the gospel with others, first in West Africa and then in the wilds of Upstate New York.

  2. Patti Gibbons
    September 16, 2007 at 2:54 pm #

    It makes a huge difference to have come to faith in an environment where sharing the faith you’ve received is a way of life. One of my greatest frustrations with “church people” wherever they are found is that the norm is hording the way of faith (usually for fear of causing offense),while sharing it the exception.

    I know there are many who are grateful that you and Jean come from the “sharing” school of discipleship, our family among them.

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