My Faith Heroine


I don’t remember exactly when she stepped into my life, but when I opened the first page of her book Walking on Water, it was as if I opened the front door to my heart and she walked right in. She took a seat in the loneliest corner, and she hasn’t left me since.

I know little about her faith practices—the small ways she served God or her daily acts of faith or her prayer life. I know only what she chose to reveal through the pages of her books, but I do know this: she kept asking the hard questions around art and faith, and she learned to lean into fear when she didn’t have all the answers.

Madeleine L’Engle came to me in a time when I needed her most…

To read the rest of the post, join me at Michelle DeRusha’s blog for her ongoing series My Faith Heroine. If you haven’t picked up her new book 50 Women Every Christian Should Know, you need to make a visit to Amazon, pronto. You need this book on your shelves.


  • I met Madeleine L’Engle when I was in college in the late 70s. It was at a bookstore on campus. I remember the sense of awe I had at meeting the author of one of my favorite books of all time, “A Wrinkle in Time.” I honestly don’t even remember other people being there. I was in a little bubble of joy. I had her sign my ratty copy of the book and she was so sweet. I will treasure that book forever.

    • What a treasure, Diane! Thanks so much for sharing:) I would find myself in a “little bubble of joy” too.