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Goudge also wrote many acclaimed children’s books. The Little White Horse, which Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has said was her favorite book as a child, won the 1946 Carnegie Medal as the most outstanding British children’s book of the year.
Elizabeth Goudge’s Christian spirituality pervades all her work, but nowhere as explicitly as in her books God So Loved the World: The Story of Jesus Christ and My God and My All: The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi. The New York Times wrote of her work, “Elizabeth Goudge’s novels, long or short, have always been distinguished by a quality of lyrical joyousness more usually associated with poetry than with prose and, perhaps, with music than with writing.”
"His influence upon European music, art, drama and politics has been a study for many scholars, yet it is as a Christian that he matters to us.... Looking at him we see what it means to be a Christian, and what it costs."
C. S. Lewis, Elizabeth Goudge, Leo Tolstoy, Jane Tyson Clement, André Trocmé and Ger Koopman
A treasury of read-aloud tales selected for their spiritual value and literary integrity. Everyone who believes Easter is about more than bunnies and eggs will be grateful for this new anthology of short stories. Read More
Elizabeth Goudge, Ger Koopman and Ernst Wiechert
Home for Christmas includes tales by some of the world’s most beloved children’s authors – Selma Lagerlöf, Ruth Sawyer, Elizabeth Goudge, and Pearl Buck – as well as little-known European stories not available in English anywhere else. Read More
The captivating story of the world’s favorite saint is now retold for a modern audience by one of the great novelists of our time. Read More
New York Times
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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