Archives For Frederick Buechner

 

To Steward Our Pain
 
A Review of 
 

A Crazy, Holy Grace: The Healing Power of Pain and Memory
Frederick Buechner

Paperback: Zondervan, 2017
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Reviewed by James Matichuk
 
 

*** This review originally appeared on the reviewer’s blog,
      and is reprinted here with permission.  Visit his blog for tons of great reviews!

 
Frederick Buechner is one of my favorite authors. He is a writer of enigmatic fiction with strange and conflicted characters (e.g. the holy and profane Godric, an unsaintly, Saint Brendanand the unlikable religious charlatan Lou Bebb), as well as sermons and theological musings, and poignant memoirs which wrestle with darkness, grace and calling.

A Crazy, Holy Grace: The Healing Power of Pain and Memory is vintage Buechner. Quite literally, in fact. Most of this book is culled from the Buechner canon with selections from The Sacred Journey, The Clown in the Belfry, Beyond Words, A Room Called Remember, Secrets in the Dark, Telling Secrets. However, the opening chapter, “The Gates of Pain,” is an unpublished lecture he gave, describing ways we can best steward our pain.

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Here are the best audiobooks that will be released this month…
(Some of these are new books, others are older books just released as audiobooks)

 

Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart

Christena Cleveland

Read by: Randye Kaye
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Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today

Joan Chittister

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This week marked the 91st birthday of pastor and novelist Frederick Buechner.  In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide to his work.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.

1)   Telling the Truth:
The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale

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July 11 marks the 90th Birthday
of one of my favorite writers,
Frederick Buechner!

 

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In honor of the occasion,
here’s an Excerpt from
Buechner’s essay
“Faith and Fiction.”

 
 
This essay can be found in the new book:
Buechner 101:
Essays and Sermons by Frederick Buechner
Intro by Anne Lamott.
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If someone were to come up and ask me to talk about my faith, it is exactly that journey that I would eventually have to talk about—the ups and downs of the years, the dreams, the odd moments, the intuitions. I would have to talk about the occasional sense I have that life is not just a series of events causing other events as haphazardly as a break shot in pool causes the billiard balls to careen off in all directions but that life has a plot the way a novel has a plot, that events are somehow or other leading somewhere. Whatever your faith may be or my faith may be, it seems to me inseparable from the story of what has happened to us, and that is why I believe that no literary form is better adapted to the subject than the form of fiction.

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Tomday (July 11) is the 90th birthday of Frederick Buechner!

 
In honor of the occasion, we’re giving away FIVE copies of the new book…
 

Buechner 101:
Essays and Sermons
by Frederick Buechner
(Intro by Anne Lamott)

 
 

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Chosen?: Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Walter Brueggemann

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Frederick Buechner, C.S. Lewis, Brennan Manning, MORE)

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Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner

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Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

Madeleine L’Engle

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“The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.”
-GWF Hegel, born this date, 1770

 
Poem of the Day:
Blessed are the Merciful
Tania Runyan

 

Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
On the Road with the Archangel:
A Novel
 by Frederick Buechner
Only $0.99!!!  

*** NOTE: This stated price is for the United States. Unfortunately, this offer may or may not be available in other countries. Sorry!

 
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The Wake Up Call – August 27, 2014