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Penguins & Golden Calves
Penguins & Golden Calves

Penguins & Golden Calves

Icons/Idols in Antarctica & Other Unexpected Places

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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.


Products » All books » Biography » Biblical
ISBN: 9780877886310
Waterbrook Multnomah
Product Code: 999250
135 x 24 x 184 mm
Binding: Hard Cover
Release Date: 18.02.2003
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