WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
author, Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News?
"Madeleine was a true bridge builder; and if ever we’ve needed some, now is the time."
film producer, A Wrinkle in Time
“Many thanks to Sarah for capturing the beauty and complexity of Madeleine L’Engle who influenced millions of readers around the world to always light candles in the darkness.”
New York Times YA and children’s bestselling author
“Science and religion. Faith and fiction. The gift of both/and is the Madeleine L’Engle legacy I, and many a Christian creative, has benefitted from most, and Sarah Arthur’s A Light So Lovely takes a deep dive into the fullest meaning of L’Engle’s beautifully complex perspective, displayed in all of her work, but most famously in A Wrinkle in Time.”
author, Out of Sorts and Jesus Feminist
"I’ve waited a long time for a book about Madeleine L’Engle’s spiritual legacy and A Light So Lovely was entirely worth the wait."
“A compelling portrait of an author whose commitment to challenging our labels and categories, to bridging the imagined divide between sacred and secular, is as relevant today as ever.”
author, Thumbprint in the Clay
“What fun, and what a delight it is to gain these fresh and careful insights into the life of Madeleine L’Engle, literary icon and dear friend whose imagination and storytelling has become the stuff of legend!”
author, Auralia’s Colors and Through a Screen Darkly
"This book has a secret. It’s a magic word—one so small you might overlook it. The word? And. It’s everywhere in this book, marking how Madeleine L’Engle reconciled what we have divided. Like L’Engle’s vision, Arthur’s book is for believers and unbelievers. Readers and writers. Fans of science fiction and romance. People of faith and people of science—and those who love both of those languages."
Tara Isabella Burton
“An eminently readable, deeply lyrical, and thoroughly necessary examination of a literary luminary in the context of her faith. Arthur helps illuminate not just L’Engle’s own writings but the wider promise of the Anglican tradition.”
Associate Professor of Theology, Seattle Pacific University
“In A Light So Lovely, Sarah Arthur gives us the heart of Madeline L’Engle’s legacy, that the Christian life (like Christ’s life) is subversive and beautiful, and that hope is sometimes deceptively ordinary. We need this reminder now more than ever.”