Established in 1968, the Wheaton Literary Series provides insightful books for the thoughtful reader, inspiring imagination, and reflection. These beautifully produced volumes feature prose and poetry of high literary, academic, and artistic merit, written by and about Christian artists of significant stature.
In this collection of poems of human struggle and God's grace, Madeleine L'Engle speaks across the centuries through the voices of biblical figures, like Rachel, Isaac, Mary, and Andrew. Every one of us will find at least one character with whom we can identify--their dilemmas and struggles, moments of joy, and heart longings. Their dramatic songs echo in our minds and touch us afresh with belief in God's grace and love, no matter what our situations. Praise for A Cry Like a Bell "Whether in her prose or poetry, Madelein L'Engle brings illumination to her themes through her blend of insight and honesty." --Edmund Fuller "She speaks with the awesomely stark clarity that marks the imagination of real poets. Read her poetry and be chastened and filled with joy." --Thomas Howard "These cries of pain and joy ring down the cycles of the centuries, and listening to them, we are joined to their music." --Luci Shaw
Madeline L'Engle, the popular author of many books for children and adults, has interspersed her writing and teaching career with raising three children, maintaining an apartment in New York and a farmhouse of charming confusion which is called "Crosswicks."