Michael Phillips is one of the most versatile and beloved authors of our time. His widely diverse novels and fiction series are set in Scotland, England, Wales, Germany, and Russia, as well as the United States. Though primarily known for his sweeping historical sagas, he has also written many contemporary novels, four fantasies, and even one murder mystery.
In addition to his reputation as a best-selling novelist, he has penned many devotional and theological titles that illuminate biblical and personal themes with insight, clarity, and wisdom. He describes his life’s vision as the desire to use the genres of both fiction and non-fiction to help readers toward greater intimacy with their Creator through a deeper understanding of God’s nature, character, and forgiving Fatherhood. Commenting on one of his books, Bishop William Frey wrote: “Michael Phillips offers a much-needed corrective to…superficial descriptions of the Christian life. He dares us to abandon all candy-coated versions of the gospel.” About another, Eugene Peterson adds, “Michael Phillips skillfully immerses our imaginations…he takes us on an end run around the usual polarizing clichés.”
Phillips is also known as one of those who helped rescue Victorian Scotsman George MacDonald from obscurity in the 1980s with his new publications of MacDonald’s works. He has produced more than eighty new editions of MacDonald’s books which have introduced thousands the world over to MacDonald’s transformative writings. He is recognized as possessing deep insight into MacDonald’s heart and spiritual vision, and his efforts continue to contribute to a worldwide renewal of interest in the man C.S. Lewis called his master.
Michael Phillips’ corpus of more than a hundred titles is praised across a wide spectrum of readership. The impact of his writing is perhaps best summed up by Paul Young, author of The Shack, who wrote, “When I read…Phillips, I walk away wanting to be more than I already am, more consistent and true, a more authentic human being.”
The Green Hills of Snowdonia
Secret of the Rose
Mercy & Eagleflight
The Beyond Trilogy