Unspoken Sermons

George MACDONALD (1824 - 1905)

George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. In his day he was considered one of the great Victorian authors on par with Dickens, Thackeray, Kipling and the like. His reputation as an author, however, has not fared as well largely because of the ubiquitous and fervent presence of religion throughout his works.

MacDonald's theology, though sprinkled liberally throughout his fairly substantial number of books, is perhaps nowhere more palpable than in Unspoken Sermons. These sermons, though by no means amongst the most popular of MacDonald's work, have had theological impact from their first appearance. That influence is probably most notable in C.S. Lewis who called MacDonald "my master" and of Unspoken Sermons said, "My own debt to this book is almost as great as one man can owe to another."

More recent influence can be seen in Michael Phillips' 2005 edited edition of some of Macdonald's sermons in which he states:
"MacDonald saw things differently. Doctrinal formula was nothing to him. His unique perspective takes some getting used to. I find that many passages require two or three readings. But I also find spiritual gold awaiting me, sometimes buried deep but always ready to shine out brilliantly from the page when suddenly I see it. Theologically, too, as imaginatively, I have discovered many doors of delight opening before me into new worlds of wonder about God and his work." (Summary by David Baldwin)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Religion

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - The Child in the Midst David Baldwin
00:36:27
Play 02 02 - The Consuming Fire David Baldwin
00:30:03
Play 03 03 - The Higher Faith David Baldwin
00:20:58
Play 04 04 - It Shall Not Be Forgiven David Baldwin
00:40:28
Play 05 05 - The New Name David Baldwin
00:24:15
Play 06 06 - The Heart with the Treasure David Baldwin
00:09:26
Play 07 07 - The Temptation in the Wilderness David Baldwin
00:42:21
Play 08 08 - The Eloi David Baldwin
00:21:36
Play 09 09 - The Hands of the Father David Baldwin
00:11:53
Play 10 10 - Love Thy Neighbour David Baldwin
00:34:19
Play 11 11 - Love Thine Enemy David Baldwin
00:18:42
Play 12 12 - The God of the Living David Baldwin
00:16:11
Play 13 13 - The Way David Baldwin
00:36:14
Play 14 14 - The Hardness of the Way David Baldwin
00:31:15
Play 15 15 - The Cause of Spiritual Stupidity David Baldwin
00:29:37
Play 16 16 - The Word of Jesus on Prayer David Baldwin
00:37:44
Play 17 17 - Man's Difficulty Concerning Prayer David Baldwin
00:33:03
Play 18 18 - The Last Farthing David Baldwin
00:30:27
Play 19 19 - Abba, Father David Baldwin
00:37:15
Play 20 20 - Life David Baldwin
00:36:26
Play 21 21 - The Fear of God David Baldwin
00:26:13
Play 22 22 - The Voice of Job David Baldwin
01:11:32
Play 23 23 - Self Denial David Baldwin
00:42:24
Play 24 24 - The Truth in Jesus David Baldwin
00:55:05
Play 25 25 - The Creation In Christ David Baldwin
00:38:00
Play 26 26 - The Knowing of the Son David Baldwin
00:25:53
Play 27 27 - The Mirrors of the Lord David Baldwin
00:21:30
Play 28 28 - The Truth David Baldwin
00:42:15
Play 29 29 - Freedom David Baldwin
00:22:47
Play 30 30 - Kingship David Baldwin
00:14:53
Play 31 31 - Justice David Baldwin
01:14:13
Play 32 32 - Light David Baldwin
00:27:08
Play 33 33 - The Displeasure of Jesus David Baldwin
00:35:01
Play 34 34 - Righteousness David Baldwin
00:27:40
Play 35 35 - The Final Unmasking David Baldwin
00:25:14
Play 36 36 - The Inheritance Martin Geeson
David Baldwin
00:24:21