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Penguins and Golden Calves Icons and Idols in Antarctica and Other Unexpected Places

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ISBN-10: 0877886318

ISBN-13: 9780877886310

Edition: 2003

Authors: Madeleine L'Engle, Leif Enger

List price: $14.99
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/18/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Author Madeleine L'Engle was born in New York City on November 29, 1918. She graduated from Smith College. She is best known for A Wrinkle in Time (1962), which won the 1963 Newbery Medal for best American children's book. While many of her novels blend science fiction and fantasy, she has also written a series of autobiographical books, including Two Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage, which deals with the illness and death of her husband, soap opera actor Hugh Franklin. In 2004, she received a National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush. She died on September 6, 2007 of natural causes.