Agnosticism, Madeleine L’engle, and Grace.

Madeleine Lengle


“I found myself earnestly explaining to the young minister that I did not believe in God, ‘but I’ve discovered that I can’t live as though I didn’t believe in him. As long as I don’t need to say anymore than that I try to live is though I did believe in God.”


“During my journey through life I have moved in and out of agnosticism and even atheism, as I become bewildered by what mankind has done to God; and so, too often, I see God in man’s image, rather than the other way around. But I cannot live for long in this dead-end world, but return to the more open places of my child’s intuitive love of God, where I know that all creatures are the concern of the God who created the galaxies, and who nevertheless notes the fall of each sparrow.”


A few FANTASTIC quotes from Madeleine L’engle.

Buy all of Madeleine L’engle’s memoirs. Yesterday.




  1. This woman’s work has saved more lives than I can count. I discovered her when my eldest daughter was assigned “A Wrinkle in Time” in elementary school. She was about 10 – and she turns 46 today – so 36 years ago. And I’ve read just about everything she’s written, both fiction and non-fiction. I second your suggestion: read every word of memoir NOW. And then read them again. Thanks, Jess.

  2. Some of my favorite books ever.