Before you Google it, try to name the novelist:
“___________ is to me both the greatest novelist, as such, and the greatest Christian storyteller, in particular, of all time. His plots and characters pinpoint the sublimity, perversity, meanness, and misery of fallen human adulthood in an archetypal way matched only by Aeschylus and Shakespeare, while his dramatic vision of God’s amazing grace and of the agonies, Christ’s and ours, that accompany salvation, has a range and depth that only Dante and Bunyan come anywhere near. … his constant theme is the nightmare quality of unredeemed existence and the heartbreaking glory of the incarnation, whereby all human hurts came to find their place in the living and dying of Christ the risen Redeemer. ”
–J.I. Packer, The Gospel in ___________: Selections from His Works, (Orbis, 2004) vii.
6 thoughts on “Name that Novelist [games]”
My guess is Dostoevsky. Sounds like a description of Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamozov to me. But, I am guessing.
Bingo. Nice work Michael.
Michael, that was my guess too.
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Those were a couple of beautifully written sentences giving honor to a novelist!
Rats! I had guessed C.S. Lewis.