George MacDonald (1804-1925) was the Victorian author whose fantasy writings and children's stories inspired C. S. Lewis. In addition to his better-known writings, MacDonald also wrote more than two dozen novels. The value of these novels is not literary but spiritual. They are populated with good people who are also good characters. They do not shy away from hard times or hard questions. Some are old, many are young, but they are all versions of the same idea: God is our father and can be trusted.