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Publishers Weekly -The ever-prolific and versatile L'Engle, renowned author of fiction and non-fiction for children (A Wrinkle in Time; Anytime Prayers) and adults, offers a set of poetic meditations on the meaning and mystery of the incarnation of God in Jesus. She begins by reflecting on the stars she sees one evening. She acknowledges that God is the maker of those stars, and begins to ponder the ways in which all God's children are made in God's image. Human creatures, who fell out of God's likeness in the Fall, are, she says, children of God by adoption and grace.
In each of her chapters, L'Engle meditates on some aspect of God's incarnation in Christ. For example, she reflects upon Jesus' humanity by asking whether or not Jesus had a sense of humor and whether or not he was afraid of anything. After all, she notes, the great mystery of the incarnation is how Jesus can be fully human and experience life as a human, yet also be fully divine. L'Engle finds Jesus' great power in his teachings, which she believes he embodied in his actions. While there is nothing very theologically profound about L'Engle's meditations, her sparkling prose and ability to tell a good story about the nature of faith make the book worthwhile.