Ebook Special for God and Charles Dickens by Gary L. Colledge

Now through February 13, the ebook of God and Charles Dickens: Recovering the Christian Voice of a Classic Author by Gary L. Colledge is only $3.99 (80% off) from the following participating retailers:


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“Colledge’s work has been among the most valuable contributions to Dickens scholarship in recent years. His new book . . . focuses on a crucial aspect of Dickens’s life and work that has been sadly neglected of late. . . . The resulting book will appeal to and enlighten Dickens readers at all levels, from the casual fan to the serious scholar. . . . Colledge gets right to the point very early in the book: ‘The Christian nature of his work is straightforward and conspicuous. And it is no wonder, because Dickens was deliberate and intentional in expressing his Christian convictions in his work.’ It’s a bold statement, but Colledge spends the rest of God and Charles Dickens backing it up, thoroughly examining what both Dickens himself and those around him had to say about his own faith and its impact on his writing. . . . Colledge makes a very convincing case for the authentic Christianity of [Dickens’s] voice–a case that will be difficult for any honest critic to ignore.”
Englewood Review of Books

“Gary Colledge’s helpful work, published on the 200th anniversary of [Dickens’s] birth, urges Christian readers in particular to consider rescuing Dickens from the literary quicksand of the past. . . . Working from Dickens’s letters and the best of scholarship, Colledge asserts that the author’s Christian faith was so vital that it can still speak to us today. . . . Colledge offers a passionate case, both well-researched and well-written, that we should find much to embrace in Dickens’s stories. Dickens is an example of what a lay person dedicated to Christ can accomplish through art, as well as through a life of service well-lived.”
The Gospel Coalition

Though Charles Dickens’s writings are now more than 100 years old, many remain in print and are avidly read and studied. Often overlooked–or unknown–are the considerable Christian convictions this author held and displayed in his work.

God and Charles Dickens illuminates a fresh perspective on Dickens by examining Dickens the Christian and showing how Christian beliefs and practices permeate his work. Gary Colledge examines Dickens’s novels, letters, and other writings to explore his Christian thought and worldview. Chapters examine Dickens’s life and work topically, arguing that Christian faith was front and center in some of what he wrote (such as his children’s work The Life of Our Lord) and saliently implicit throughout various other characters and plots. This work, especially timely since 2012 is Dickens’s 200th birthday year, will appeal to students of literature. It brings to life the vital faith of an enduringly important and vastly popular writer.

Gary L. Colledge (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is currently an adjunct professor at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and at Walsh University in Canton, Ohio. He wrote his dissertation on Dickens and Christianity. Colledge is the author of Dickens, Christianity, and “The Life of Our Lord” and contributed several articles to the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible.