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The Wise Woman

By: George MacDonald
Narrated by: Veronica Murphy
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This is the story of two girls, one is a princess and the other is a daughter of a shepherd; both are spoiled and self-serving. Their lives are changed forever when they encounter the Wise Woman, who undertakes to teach them virtue with an astounding balance of grace and truth. Firm and loving, the Wise Woman is everything a good parent could hope to be, and a refreshing portrayal of the Heavenly Parent in us all.
©1980 George MacDonald (P)2009 christianaudio.com

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  • kj
  • 09-14-15

Great book!

Fabulous story with hidden treasures. Readers of George McDonald will walk away changed, if they invest themselves.


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One of my all-time favorites

This book has been a favorite since childhood, and continues to be as an adult. It is one of the very few books which I have read multiple times, always benefited from, and never wearied of. It is a book both young and old can enjoy--and learn from. For like C.S. Lewis who read much of George MacDonald, it has a deep meaning under the beautiful tale.

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Wonderful MacDonald

George McDonald is magical… As CS Lewis said, he was the master of the fairytale. There's something miraculous about his writing that calms and makes human thoughts move toward creative, delightful, heavenly mysteries in a way other storytellers cannot. Not your average fairytale.... medicine for the soul.

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good read

This is so much more than a children's book. I enjoyed and learned from it as an adult.

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  • FJ
  • 05-22-15

A must read!

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One of the best books ever written on parenting and life. What a changed country we would have if more read George McDonald. It is no wonder that he is one of C. S. Lewis's favorite authors and is honored by him in Lewis's Great Divorce.

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Wisdom for all who read

I thought this would just be a fun fairytale- I should have known better! As an adult I could see bits of myself in these petulant girls. Yikes! Truly a story we could all learn from.

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Such a good story

I was delighted to find The Wise Woman (otherwise titled The Lost Princess) on Audible. We read it to our children when they were younger, but it truly is a double story__good for grownups as well as kids. So much wisdom for those who have ears to hear it.

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One of the best anglophile Christian stories

this is one of the best angle file stories ever written. My family has listened to it several times on road trips. it was also the book I made my daughter read when she was 14 and needed very extreme intervening parenting. I recommended the book too many people who did not think that they would like it to adore it. You have not read it, you need to.

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A Masterpiece by Macdonald!

This story is filled to the brim with truth about humankind. George MacDonald paints a lovely picture of the tenderness, and justice of our Creator. It ought to be on every parents reading list.