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The Wise Woman

Narrated by: Veronica Murphy
Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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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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  • Dr. James
  • 14-09-2015

Great book!

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


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  • NWGirl
  • 06-04-2017

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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  • S. Thurman
  • 15-02-2017

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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  • Becky
  • 05-02-2017

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
  • 22-05-2015

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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  • Nicola Gibson
  • 15-07-2020

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-04-2019

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.