The prolific writer and great Christian mind of G.K. Chesterton once wrote this about the book The Princess and the Goblin:
But in a certain rather special sense I for one can really testify to a book that has made a difference to my whole existence, which helped me to see things in a certain way from the start; a vision of things which even so real a revolution as a change of religious allegiance has substantially only crowned and confirmed. Of all the stories I ever read … it remains the most real, the most realistic, in the exact sense of the phrase the most like life. It is called The Princess and the Goblin, and is by George MacDonald….
In the next two weeks I am going to be doing a 3-4 part blog series on The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald, and I would like to include some of your thoughts and/or experiences with the book. As a little guidance, you might consider answering one or more of the questions below (but don’t feel inhibited by them). Please leave any and all thoughts or comments that you have…no matter how brief or general. I really just want to hear from you!
Questions to Consider
1. When did you first read the book, and what were your first impressions?
2. Have you read the book as an adult? Impressions?
3. Any character or scene standout to you? Why?
4. Did the book clarify any aspect of faith for you?
5. Favourite quotes.