Sold into Egypt Review
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This book is part devotional, part memoir, part theological discussion, part reflection on the world, and part short story based on the biblical story of Joseph.

Madeleine L’Engle, best known for her Newbery Award-winning children’s book A Wrinkle in Time, writes about the world from the starting point of the story of Joseph. It’s just fun to see L’Engle’s elasticity with her thoughts and with the language in this book. A glimpse into the way L’Engle’s Episcopalian mind works—jumping from Joseph to quantum mechanics in the seamless space of a paragraph. From the ancient world of Egypt and Canaan to present-day America and back. From
ancient faith in El to current Christianity.

L’Engle, who recently had lost her husband of many years at the time of writing this book, can relate thoughtfully to Joseph, who lost his family for a time. She writes with honesty, pathos, and humor in this book that is well worth the time. If you’re not interested in spirituality, this may not be the right book for you, but if you are, you will most likely find some insight in this wise woman’s writings.

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