A fresh, creative look at the underlying meaning of the Gospels that stresses the many dimensions of God’s relationship to humanity. Telling the Truth by Frederick Buechner is a book I was excited to read but also fearful of reading for I had since tried to read his fiction and. Buechner’s aim in his book “Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale” (HarperOne, hardcover, pages, $) is.
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And finally let him preach this overwhelming of tragedy by comedy, of darkness by light, of the ordinary by the extraordinary, as the tale that frrederick too good not to be true because to dismiss it as tguth is to dismiss along with it that catch of the breath, that beat and lifting of the heart near to or even accompanied by tears, which I believe is the deepest intuition of truth that we have.
Telling the Truth Quotes by Frederick Buechner
At a sign from the host, the musicians in their gallery strike up “Amazing Grace. Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta. The tragic, Buechner writes, is the inevitable, while the comic is the unforeseeable page This series of lectures explores buechnef three ways of seeing the Gospel: This is the folly of the Gospel–what Buechner will ultimately call the fairy tale.
A fresh, creative look at the underlying meaning of the Gospels that stresses the many dimensions of God’s relationship to humanity. Maybe the truth of it is that it’s too good not to be true. Buechner tells the truth softly. Frederock favorite thing in life is time spent around the table.
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Listening to Your Life: To sentimentalise something is to savour rather than to suffer the sadness of it, is to sigh over the prettiness of it rather than to frederico at the beauty of it, which may make fearsome demands of us or pose fearsome threats. All this has truyh overnight, and what you look out on is not the snow of Narnia but the snow of home, which is no less shimmering and white as it falls.
Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner. The old woman in the moth-eaten fur coat who makes her daily rounds of the garbage cans.
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Telling the Truth Quotes
Buechner tackles hard-to-understand biblical parables. For some it is at seven, for others at seventeen or seventy, and as Laura Fleischman read out loud from Shakespeare, I remember thinking that for her it was probably just then.
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Want to Read saving…. I can see what he meant now. God is not an answer man can give, God says. The candles are all lit and the champagne glasses filled. His perspective on letting silence speak was excellent.
This is the folly of the Gospel–what Buechner will ultimately call the fairy tale. We are from [New York]. Your Favorite Recipes of Not a loud fool per se, more a transparently frail human who holds out gentleness. But we are also from somewhere else. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Yet for all its confusion and wildness, it is a world where the battle goes ultimately to the good, who live happily ever after, and where in the long run everybody, good and evil alike, becomes known by his true name How will you reach them?
The good news breaks into a world where the news has been so bad for so long that when it is good nobody hears it much except for a few. Its main point seems to be this – that as bearers of gospel truth, our task is to tell THE TRUTH, which is never so simple or neatly bundled as we might like, but wrought with our complex and difficult and sometimes seemingly contradictory experiences