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

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HarperCollins, Oct 26, 1977 - Religion - 112 pages
A fresh, creative look at the underlying meaning of the Gospels that stresses the many dimensions of God's relationship to humanity.

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User Review  - tess_schoolmarm - LibraryThing

This is a small book with a small story. The author tries to bring the Gospels into everyday reality: human nature is flawed (tragedy), God's overwhelming love (comedy), and transformation through God's love (fairy tale). Read full review

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Buechner, a Christian pastor as well as a novelist presents this book as being for the preacher who "must pull the little cord that turns on the lectern light, must look out over the people and the ... Read full review

About the author (1977)

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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