Freda M. Chaney, D. D. Literary Scout
Who is your favorite author and why?
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Favorite Author: Mary Baker Eddy
While I first drawn to Mrs. Eddy's eloquent writing style and uncanny spiritual wisdom while doing research into the vaccination issue many years ago, that which endeared her most to me was the unexpected healing of a severe, crippling condition, long given up by the medical faculty as hopelessly "incurable." This healing occurred while reading Mrs. Eddy's classic work, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Thus began my journey into the intriguing world of Divine Science, and the never-ending quest for Truth.
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Dear Lucky Penne,
Thank you for visiting our website and commenting on our BOOK BLOG. Being a Divinity graduate, I am familiar with Mary Baker Eddy. She certainly was and is a continuing force for good.
How amazing is your story about your miraculous healing while reading "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Fascinating! Nothing, but nothing would surprise me as I have long been on my own quest for truth.
I thank you for sharing this marvelous testimony of faith with others.
He was a highly creative writer, although, he had a tendency to make light of his own creativity. This had the effect of keeping the very heady concepts he was dealing with interesting and fun. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is an example, although it is not considered entirely fantasy, more science fiction, it has a lot of fantastical elements. It also has satirical introspection from unlikely sources, such as world destroying aliens.
It uses rather far-reaching and effective plot devices that take us out of our comfort zone, which is not a bad thing, for it infuses excitement and mystery into the plot. Some of these plot devices are, beginning this story but the destruction of the earth, the babelfish, the infinite uncertainty spaceship drive, Deep Thought, and the vogons. If you are familiar with the story you know these plot devices, but, may have taken them for granted as conjurings of the imagination of Douglas Adams.
They are far more effective than just provoking interesting thoughts, they create the proper environment for the complex interactivity within this story. Try imagining this story without one of these resourceful plot devices, such as the babelfish. The plot itself would not get very far, yet the babelfish has a legitimate and interesting explanation, thereby, superseding any suspicions that it is contrived.
Well anyway that is why Douglas Adams is my favorite author.
I hope you enjoyed it.
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