How do you train a heart?
to love what is right, pure, and true
The Wise Woman enchants readers while it contrasts the ugliness of pride, selfishness and conceit with the beauty of humility, sacrifice, and compassion.
By offering students 16 to 24 literary analysis questions per chapter, this 160-page spiral bound edition teaches critical thinking in a way that is engaging and transformational.
Not for Women Only
Do not let the title deceive you–this elegant fable is not for girls and women only. It captivates boys and men as well.
Prepare to encounter sleek wolves, slobbering hyenas, and an assortment of beasts that go bump in the night. Step into enchanted rooms with pictures that become doorways into the familiar or the fantastic. Witness weak-willed parents who blindly overindulge their children…and reap the destructive consequences.
Meet a fearlessly loving and wise woman who confronts stubborn ignorance and ugly pride with unflinching discipline, truth, and grace.
How to Use This Book
The Wise Woman is a perfect story for a family to read together curled up on the couch under a warm afghan or after a meal. (It is only fair to warn you: once you read the first chapter, you might not put it down. More than one mom has stayed up late to read after her children have gone to bed.)
Read each chapter and discuss the literary analysis questions and vocabulary. Clear writing requires clear thinking. The exercise of formulating and writing answers will strengthen your students’ thinking and communication skills. Middle school and high school students create a profound keepsake as they write their answers in the book.
As one student explains:
“The literary analysis questions cut hard and deep—
they forced me to reflect upon the story from a biblical worldview.
As I processed the questions, I began to see Rosamond’s problems in my own life.
Answering offered me no choice but to change….”
–Danny (14 years old)
Michael Phillips endorses this edition:
“The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions is fantastic. Its beautiful design is visually compelling. The discussion questions—the entire presentation—is like nothing on MacDonald I have ever seen. I just love it!
“We home schooled back in the early years when there were no resources available. We had to make up everything as we went. How we would have loved to have had The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions back then! We definitely would have used it.
“Many congratulations on this masterful way of introducing young readers to George MacDonald. I wish every home school family would use it and encourage readers toward a love for George MacDonald early in life.”
Michael Phillips has written four dozen books, most of them novels, with sales totaling over five million copies. He edited George MacDonald novels, making their wisdom and insights accessible to today’s readers. His vision, foresight, and editorial expertise ignited the MacDonald renaissance that we know today. (visit: http://www.fatheroftheinklings.com/)