Beyond Words : Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith (Hardcover)

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A word a day keeps the demons away in this theological dictionary that pointsout holy aspects of everyday life via wry, witty definitions and descriptionsof sacred words and biblical characters.

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060574468
SKU 35191783
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0060574461
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1.25T
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Frederick Buechner
Frederick Buechner is a poet and novelist, as well as an ordained Presbyterian minister, having earned degrees from Princeton and Union Theological Seminary.
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Editors Note Beyond Words n (1.) Terms or names that point to the realm of mystery and depth that lies beyond our ordinary experience. (2.) The reality that is beyond even the power of beyond words to convey, and that can be known only by experiencing it for yourself."A word a day to keep the demons at bay." This is how Frederick Buechner likes to describe this witty and incisive dictionary. A daily devotional from one of today's greatest spiritual writers, Beyond Words offers 366 entries from Buechner's three alphabet books, Wishful Thinking, Peculiar Treasures, and Whistling in the Dark, including a new Introduction and nineteen new entries.Providing definitions of both sacred and ordinary words, as well as biblical characters, Buechner unabashedly brings his fresh perspective to words, concepts, and characters we thought we understood. This is a great introduction to Buechner's work as well as a library staple for those already well versed in his writing. It is Buechner at his best. Whether readers find themselves tearful from a deeply moving insight or laughing out loud at an unexpected turn of phrase, they will always feel uplifted, illuminated, and enchanted by the wisdom of Frederick Buechner.
Annotation This volume collects three popular glossary-style books of the Christian writer Frederick Buechner. A deeply reverent but playful soul, Buechner's encyclopedic observations recall classics of satire such as Ambrose Bierce's THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY or C.S. Lewis's THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, and show how Christianity and drollery need not be mutually exclusive. His book WHISTLING IN THE DARK defines terms from "Alcoholics Anonymous" to "X-Rated," showing the ways in which the body of Christ thrives in all sorts of ways that organized religion may not sanctify. PECULIAR TREASURES is a favorite because of Buechner's genius at spoofing modern literary language to update Bible stories. Adam (of Adam and Eve fame) for example, becomes a modern day post-literary hero, suffused with ennui, gazing out his club's window through a haze of cigarette smoke, remembering a long-lost Eden. All in all, this is a trove of warmth and wisdom, perfect for pulling down from the shelf and browsing on cozy fire-lit evenings.
Editors Note 2 Beyond Words n (1.) Terms or names that point to the realm of mystery and depth that lies beyond our ordinary experience. (2.) The reality that is beyond even the power of beyond words to convey, and that can be known only by experiencing it for yourself. "A word a day to keep the demons at bay." This is how Frederick Buechner likes to describe this witty and incisive dictionary. A daily devotional from one of today's greatest spiritual writers, Beyond Words offers 366 entries from Buechner's three alphabet books, Wishful Thinking, Peculiar Treasures, and Whistling in the Dark, including a new Introduction and nineteen new entries. Providing definitions of both sacred and ordinary words, as well as biblical characters, Buechner unabashedly brings his fresh perspective to words, concepts, and characters we thought we understood. This is a great introduction to Buechner's work as well as a library staple for those already well versed in his writing. It is Buechner at his best. Whether readers find themselves tearful from a deeply moving insight or laughing out loud at an unexpected turn of phrase, they will always feel uplifted, illuminated, and enchanted by the wisdom of Frederick Buechner.
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