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

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

by Frederick Buechner
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Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith by Frederick Buechner

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060574468
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/11/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 804,683
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.37(h) x 1.37(d)

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 ABC’s of Faith.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buechner is a theological and literary gem, and this collection of nuggets from his prolific works is a treasure. Read one a day, or several, and he will "make your day," causing you to think, reflect and be grateful for the life God has blessed us with. And then move on to his full works!