Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons

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Zondervan, Mar 13, 2007 - Religion - 320 pages

Frederick Buechner has long been a kindred spirit to those who find elements of doubt as constant companions on their journey of faith. He is a passionate writer and preacher who can alter lives with a simple phrase.

Buechner's words, both written and spoken, have the power to revolutionize and revitalize belief and faith. He reveals the presence of God in the midst of daily life. He faces and embraces difficult questions and doubt as essential components of our lives, rather than as enemies that destroy us. "Listen to your life!" is his clarion call. This theme pervades this definitive collection of sermons, delivered throughout Buechner's lifetime. Presented chronologically, they provide a clear picture of the development of his theology and thinking. Reflecting Buechner's exquisite gift for storytelling and his compassionate pastor's heart, Secrets in the Dark will inspire laughter, hope, and bring great solace. Turn the pages and rediscover what it means to be thoughtful about faith. See why this renowned writer has been quoted in countless pulpits and beloved by Americans for generations.

 

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Buechner has long been one of my favorite authors. This is a compilation of sermons and other short pieces from throughout his career and is a very good way to get a glimpse of his excellent rhetorical skills. Read full review

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Presbyterian minister Buechner (Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith) has authored and compiled this collection of 37 sermons, many of them previously unpublished. Each sermon, which ... Read full review

Contents

I
1
II
9
III
16
IV
22
V
27
VI
35
VII
42
VIII
50
XX
146
XXI
154
XXII
162
XXIII
169
XXIV
184
XXV
195
XXVI
205
XXVII
221

IX
56
X
65
XI
73
XII
82
XIII
90
XIV
97
XV
105
XVI
114
XVII
123
XVIII
131
XIX
138
XXVIII
238
XXIX
245
XXX
251
XXXI
258
XXXII
265
XXXIII
272
XXXIV
279
XXXV
286
XXXVI
291
XXXVII
298
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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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