Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC

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HarperCollins, Sep 24, 1993 - Religion - 144 pages
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In Wishful Thinking, the first book in his much-loved lexical trilogy, Frederick Buechner puts the language of God, the universe, and the human spirit under his wry linguistic microscope. In his often ironic and always keen-sighted reflections on such terms as agnostic, envy, love, and sin, he invited us to look at theses everyday words in new and enlightening ways. Freshly revised and expanded for this edition, Wishful Thinking is a "beguiling" [Time] adventure in language for the restless believer, the doubter, and all who love words.

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User Review  - lindooly - Overstock.com

This book and two others by Frederick Buechner I ordered at the same time are uniquely insightful and provide brief daily readings that keep one on a Christian course. This writer and theologian is ... Read full review

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User Review  - olegalCA - LibraryThing

Some surprising definitions to words that creep up in Christianity all the time. This is the book that sold me on Frederick Buechner as my favourite author. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

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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