Synopses & Reviews
Awry and thought-provoking jaunt through the spiritual terrain of our everyday language -- a lexion of uncommon insight to jar the mind and nourish the soul. "I think of faith as a kind of whistling in the dark, because in much the same way," writes Buechner, "it helps to give us courage and to hold the shadows at bay."
“Compelling and imaginative...uncovers bright patches of light and discloses wry kernels of wisdom and insight.” Chicago Tribune
“Entertaining and useful...Buechner is very good at squeezing a lot of reflection into a few sentences...His insights, and expressions of them, are sharp.” Milwaukee Journal
“Ultimate justice would mean that [Buechners] books will be found in virtually every literate and civilized household in the United States. That is what he deserves as a writer...A wise and witty book, written with that beauty of style that Buechner readers have learned to expect...Pure delight.” Chattanooga Times
Now in paperback: a wry, thought-provoking jaunt through the spiritual terrain of our everyday language--a lexicon of uncommon insight to jar the mind and nourish the soul. "Compelling and imaginative . . . uncovers bright patches of light and discloses wry kernels of wisdom and insight".--Chicago Tribune. 60 line drawings.
About the Author
Frederick Buechner, author of more than thirty works of fiction and nonfiction, is an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has been a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent work is Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABCs of Faith.